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Best Poker Books That Will Hook You

Our list of some of the best Poker books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. Essential Poker Math, Expanded Edition: Fundamental No-Limit Hold’em Mathematics You Need to Know (2016)

 Best Poker Books That Will Hook YouNew Expanded Edition Includes: Poker math is a vitally important aspect to No Limit Holdem poker, but it’s often overlooked or simply not used because many poker players fear it is too difficult to learn. I’m here to tell you it is not. In fact, fundamental poker math is very easy to learn. More importantly, it can yield you a lot more profits at the poker table. Without using simple math at the poker table, you are simply playing a guessing game. In this book I’ll teach you how to use simple arithmetic at the poker table to gain a huge skill advantage over your opponents that will allow you…
Author(s): Alton Hardin

2. Play Optimal Poker: Practical Game Theory for Every Poker Player (2019)

 Best Poker Books That Will Hook YouThink game theory is abstract and incomprehensible? Think again!Play Optimal Poker shatters the myth that game theory is only for elite poker players. Renowned poker pro and coach Andrew Brokos takes you step-by-step through the fundamentals, explaining core game theory principles and how to apply them in real poker situations. Whether you play small stakes or high stakes, cash games or tournaments, Play Optimal Poker provides powerful new tools to help you navigate tricky situations, hold your own against the toughest competition, and exploit common mistakes. Once you understand the fundamentals of game…
Author(s): Andrew Brokos

3. The Mental Game of Poker: Proven Strategies for Improving Tilt Control, Confidence, Motivation, Coping with Variance, and More (2011)

 Best Poker Books That Will Hook YouThe mental game may be more important in poker than in any other form of competition. It’s one of the only games in the world where you can play perfectly and lose-again and again. Hundreds of poker players have turned to mental game coach Jared Tendler’s revolutionary approach to help them play their best, no matter how badly they’re running. In this book you’ll find simple, step-by-step instructions and proven techniques to permanently fix problems such as tilt, handling variance, emotional control, confidence, fear, and motivation. With the games getting tougher, now is the time to take these…
Author(s): Jared Tendler, Barry Carter

4. Mastering Small Stakes No-Limit Hold’em: Strategies to Consistently Beat Small Stakes Tournaments and Cash Games (2017)

 Best Poker Books That Will Hook YouThere is a lot of money to be made at small stakes no-limit hold’em because… surprise, surprise… most of the players aren’t very good. However, few players understand exactly how to exploit these games. Competent players who generally play larger stakes will, of course, beat them. But they won’t beat them for nearly as much as they ought to. Why? Because they don’t understand how to adjust correctly. Playing a solid, competent, decently aggressive style is a strategy that will be profitable. That said, you should not be content with just beating these games – you should be absolutely crushing them. The trick to doing this is to…
Author(s): Jonathan Little

5. Modern Poker Theory: Building an unbeatable strategy based on GTO principles (2019)

 Best Poker Books That Will Hook YouModern Poker Theory is a comprehensive, rigorous guide to the most important aspects of No-Limit Hold’em. It is based around an in-depth examination of what is meant by game theory optimal play (GTO) and how it can be applied at the table. Understanding GTO is fundamental to being able to make accurate poker decisions and being able to exploit players who don’t.Modern Poker Theory uses modern poker tools to develop a systematic approach to the analysis of GTO. It organizes the ideas and concepts in an intuitive manner that is totally focused to practical applications.Next time you are at a table some of the players will…
Author(s): Michael Acevedo

6. Exploitative Play in Live Poker: How to Manipulate your Opponents into Making Mistakes (2018)

 Best Poker Books That Will Hook YouMany poker players can make good decisions at the table with a reasonable frequency. Nevertheless, there are numerous situations where even very experienced players behave in predictable ways. These deeply-ingrained habits lead them to make mistakes. The problem is that these situations won’t often arise at the table by chance – you have to make them happen. Exploitative Play in Live Poker is a ground-breaking work that teaches you how to create the circumstances where your opponents will be likely to blunder and how to exploit them when they do.To achieve this you will…
Author(s): Alexander Fitzgerald

7. The Theory of Poker Applied to No-Limit (2019)

 Best Poker Books That Will Hook YouThe Theory of Poker by David Sklansky has long been recognized as the foundational book for all of poker no matter what the game, and at the time of this writing is still the best selling book in poker. But that book, while applicable to many aspects of no limit and pot limit poker was originally written mainly with limit games in mind. Now, the most popular form of poker is no-limit hold em. As a result, David felt it was time to write a new book that would methodically address each of the chapters in the original Theory of Poker, summarize them, and then go into lengthy detail as to how the ideas and concepts in those chapters need to be…
Author(s): David Sklansky

8. Liar’s Poker (Norton Paperback) (2010)

 Best Poker Books That Will Hook YouThe time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker. Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street’s premier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush. Liar’s Poker is the culmination of those heady, frenzied years—a behind-the-scenes look at a unique and turbulent time in American business. From the frat-boy…
Author(s): Michael Lewis

9. The Poker Book: The Rules, The Games, The Lingo (2010)

 Best Poker Books That Will Hook YouI have been looking for the one poker book that contains all of the games, rules, and strategy for playing poker. Now, I’ve written it. The Poker Book includes how to play almost 100 variations of poker. This book covers Flop games like Hold’em, Omaha, and Pineapple. There are Stud games like Razz, Chicago, and Baseball. The Draw games Jacks or Better, Ace to Five, and Badugi are in there. There is also a section just for Guts games, including Monte Carlo, Consecutive, and Three to Five. It even has the rules for Chinese Poker. With the help of the…
Author(s): Hank Cashman

10. Strategies for Beating Small Stakes Poker Cash Games (2015)

 Best Poker Books That Will Hook YouAre you tired of losing at small stakes poker cash games? Improve your skills and learn how to win big. Are you stuck playing in lousy cash games versus lousy opponents? Despite your best efforts, do you manage to lose even at the smallest stakes? It’s time to master small stakes cash games with a world-class poker champion as your guide. Jonathan Little has cashed for more than $6.4 million in live poker tournaments. This two-time World Poker Tour champion knows that to make millions on poker’s biggest stage, you have to start small. In fact, he started with only a $50 bankroll. Through his…
Author(s): Jonathan Little

Best Poker Books That Will Hook You

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some poker books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist: The A-List Kingpin and the Poker Ring that Brought Down Tinseltown

Author(s): Houston Curtis; Dylan Howard
Publisher: Skyhorse, Year: 2020, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2491638

Poker and Pop Culture: Telling the Story of America’s Favorite Card Game

Author(s): Martin Harris
Publisher: D&B, Year: 2019, Size: 6 Mb, Download: azw
ID: 2398729

Workplace Poker: Are You Playing the Game, or Just Getting Played?

Author(s): Dan Rust
Publisher: HarperBusiness, Year: 2016, Size: 767 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 1563611

Essential Poker Math: Fundamental No-Limit Hold’em Mathematics You Need to Know

Author(s): Alton Hardin
Publisher: MicroGrinder Poker School, Year: 2016, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1609323

The Myth of Poker Talent: Why Anyone Can Be a Great Poker Player

Author(s): Alexander Fitzgerald
Publisher: D & B Publishing, Year: 2016, Size: 14 Mb, Download: azw
ID: 2326720

Strategies for Beating Small Stakes Poker Cash Games

Author(s): Jonathan Little
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, Year: 2015, Size: 379 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2432401

The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death

Author(s): Colson Whitehead
Publisher: Doubleday, Year: 2014, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1172180

Harrington on Modern Tournament Poker

Author(s): Dan Harrington, Bill Robertie
Publisher: Two Plus Two, Year: 2014, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1379391

Play & Win at Poker The Complete Manual

Publisher: Imagine Publishing, Year: 2014, Size: 14 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1541783

The Moneymaker Effect : The Inside Story of the Tournament That Forever Changed Poker

Author(s): Moneymaker, Chris; Raskin, Erik
Publisher: Huntington Press, Year: 2014, Size: 6 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2086310

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really best-sellers according to Los Angeles Times, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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