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Best Poker Tournament Books That You Need

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Poker Tournament books.

1. Tournament Poker For The Rest Of Us (2019)

Best Poker Tournament Books That You NeedTournament Poker For The Rest Of Us teaches a loose-aggressive style of no-limit hold’em. It is aimed at the experienced player who is familiar with the general concepts it takes to be a winning player. It is not aimed at the superstar pro who relies on his brilliance to pull off plays the rest of us only dream about.Part One covers the basic concepts necessary to play strong tournament poker the way I believe it should be played. Some of these basic concepts are discussed in novel and controversial ways, especially ICM, chip utility, tournament variance and game theory. Additionally, tournament statistics are…
Author(s): Steve Selbrede

2. The Game Plan: How Casual Players Become Threats in No Limit Hold ’Em Tournaments (2019)

Best Poker Tournament Books That You Need“Poker is the only game I know where you can read one book and then hold your own against the best players in the world. The Game Plan is that book.” – Ed Miller, author of nine poker books including The CourseDrawing from the most important strategic ideas in poker and distilling them into a rubric anyone can follow, The Game Plan allows home game players and other amateurs to vastly improve their tournament poker in weeks or even days. In addition to listing the rules such players should abide, the book also features 14 World Series of Poker Main Event hands from Matt’s playing history, and shows how The Game Plan would’ve…
Author(s): Matt Matros

3. Harrington on Modern Tournament Poker (2014)

Best Poker Tournament Books That You NeedOver the last ten years, the enormous growth of interest in poker and poker tournaments has led to an intense focus on the theory of tournament poker. The result was a re-examination of old ideas and the introduction of many new ones. The fundamentals of no-limit hold em did not change, but the game was revealed to have more depth than many older players could have anticipated. As a result, no-limit hold em tournament play has evolved into a newer, tougher, faster game, and good players have had to evolve to keep up. In Harrington on Modern Tournament Poker, Dan Harrington takes a fresh…
Author(s): Dan Harrington, Bill Robertie

4. Strategies for Beating Small Stakes Poker Tournaments (2015)

Best Poker Tournament Books That You NeedAre you tired of losing at small stakes poker? Improve your skills and learn how to win big. Are you stuck playing in lousy tournaments versus lousy opponents? Do you still lose even at the smallest stakes? It’s time to master small stakes poker 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. Through his revolutionary approach, you can finally master the skills it takes to win small stakes…
Author(s): Jonathan Little

5. Poker Tournament Formula: New Strategies to Beat No-Limit Poker Tournaments (2016)

Best Poker Tournament Books That You NeedThe first book to provide winning strategies for the extremely popular small buy-in no-limit tournaments, the ones played by 95% of tournament poker players!The first edition is arguably the most influential book on beating small tournaments ever written. From social media sites, to legions of tournament players, to even the great pros—this book has been acknowledged as the catalyst that changed the way people play the games. This is the first book to provide winning strategies for the small buy-in ($100 or less) no-limit hold’em…
Author(s): Arnold Snyder

6. Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time Volume I (2016)

Best Poker Tournament Books That You NeedMeet PearlJammer, Rizen, and Apestyles. These top guns of tournament poker are frequent winners in today’s highly competitive online scene, as well as in live tourneys. Their collective experience and track record is staggering: more than 35,000 tournaments played, more than 1,000 final tables made, over 200 major wins, and more than $6,000,000 in cashes. They regularly outplay fields consisting of other top professionals victories that are documented by detailed online hand histories. The authors are not only consistent winners, but powerful teachers as…
Author(s): Eric ‘Rizen’ Lynch, Jon ‘Pearljammer’ Turner, et al.

7. Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker (D&B Poker) (Volume 1) (2011)

Best Poker Tournament Books That You NeedTournament poker is a tough game to play but the rewards for success can be huge. Even regular online tournaments offer substantial prizes running to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Jonathan Little, a highly successful poker professional who has won over $4 million in tournament play in just four years, explains exactly how to succeed in this highly competitive field. Playing technically sound poker is crucial but this is far from the only skill necessary. “Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker, Volume 1” deals with the fundamentals of play and how to handle varying stack sizes. It…
Author(s): Jonathan Little

8. Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker, Vol. 2: Stages of the Tournament (Volume 2) (2012)

Best Poker Tournament Books That You NeedTournament poker is a tough game to play but the rewards for success can be huge. Even regular online tournaments offer substantial prizes running to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Jonathan Little, a highly successful poker professional who has won over $4 million in tournament play in just four years, explains exactly how to succeed in this highly competitive field. Playing technically sound poker is crucial but this is far from the only skill necessary. “Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker, Volume 1” dealt with the fundamentals of play. Volume 2 builds on this base and examines the…
Author(s): Jonathan Little

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

Best Poker Tournament Books That You NeedThere 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 -…
Author(s): Jonathan Little

10. Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker: The Complete Workout (D&b Poker) (Volume 3) (2013)

Best Poker Tournament Books That You NeedJonathan Little is on a mission to teach the world how to play tournament poker.  His first two books, Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker Volumes 1 and 2, outlined how the modern professional plays the game and changed the face of the poker landscape. Now Jonathan has produced a third volume, allowing players to test their understanding of the nuances of tournament play.  The question and answer format allows the reader to examine each individual hand, consider the relevant factors and formulate their thinking about the best line to take. In this way the reader can compare their thought processes with those of a top flight…
Author(s): Jonathan Little

11. Poker Satellite Strategy: How to qualify for the main events of high stakes live and online poker tournaments (2019)

Best Poker Tournament Books That You NeedThe best way for small stakes poker players to earn life-changing amounts of money is to win a satellite into a bigger tournament. Yet there is surprisingly little poker theory written about how to win satellite tournaments, until now. In Poker Satellite Strategy professional poker player Dara O’Kearney gives you a framework for how to approach every stage of a satellite tournament, from the early levels right up to the bubble. This book takes the stress and uncertainty out of satellites. You will learn: Dara O’Kearney is a professional poker player from Ireland with a long standing reputation as the best satellite…
Author(s): Dara O’Kearney, Barry Carter

12. Tournament Poker for Advanced Players: Expanded Edition (2007)

Best Poker Tournament Books That You NeedTournament poker is very different from standard ring game poker. While they might appear the same from a distance, there are many differences in proper strategy that are often unknown to many experienced cash game players. Some players excel at tournament poker. This is not luck — these are players who have a very strong understanding of what the proper strategy adjustments are, and when they come into play. It is no coincidence that the same players make it to final tables far more than their fair share. This book explains tournament strategies that only a small number of players have…
Author(s): David Sklansky

13. Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time Volume III (Volume 3) (2016)

Best Poker Tournament Books That You NeedWANT TO WIN POKER TOURNAMENTS? Now you can learn exactly how consistent winners REALLY do it!Volume 1 of this series shed new light on the fundamentals of early tournament play. Volume 2 showed you how to get from the money down to the final table. Now, Pearljammer, Apestyles and Rizen, players whose collective stats include more than 2,000 final tables made, over 300 major wins, and more than $10,000,000 in cashes, return in Volume III to analyze 50 new hands from major online tournaments.50 HANDS – THREE GREAT POKER MINDSYou get to sweat the best as they walk you through key hands deep in actual tournaments. Through their…
Author(s): Jon ‘Pearljammer’ Turner, Van Fleet, Jon ‘Apestyles’, et al.

14. Kill Everyone: Advanced Strategies for No-Limit Hold ’em Poker Tournaments and Sit-n-Go’s (2009)

Best Poker Tournament Books That You NeedKill Everyone took the poker world by storm when it was first released in 2007. Its perfect blend of real-time experience, poker math, and computational horsepower created new concepts and advanced strategies never before seen in print for multi-table tournaments, Sit-n-Go’s, and satellites.In this revised and expanded second edition, Kill Everyone adds even more ammunition to a tournament-poker-player’s arsenal. In addition to groundbreaking analysis of fear-and-fold equity and equilibrium, plus the presentation of optimal strategies for the bubble, the end-game, and heads-up play, this second edition adds 50 pages of incisive…
Author(s): Lee Nelson , Tyson Streib, et al.

Best Poker Tournament Books That You Need

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 tournament 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.

Harrington on Modern Tournament Poker

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

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

The Raiser's Edge: Tournament-Poker Strategies for Today's Aggressive Game

Author(s): Bertrand Grospellier, Lee Nelson, Tysen Streib, Tony Dunst
Publisher: Huntington Press, Year: 2011, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 817057

Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker, Volume 1

Author(s): Jonathan Little
Publisher: D&B Publishing, Year: 2011, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1114119

Kill Everyone: Advanced Strategies for No-Limit Hold 'Em Poker Tournaments and Sit-n-Gos

Author(s): Lee Nelson, Tysen Streib
Publisher: Huntington Press, Year: 2009, Size: 10 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 817065

Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time Volume I

Author(s): Eric 'Rizen' Lynch, Jon 'Pearljammer' Turner, Jon 'Apestyles' Van Fleet
Publisher: , Year: 2008, Size: 21 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 516019

Secrets of Sit 'n' Gos: Winning Strategies for Single-table Poker Tournaments (D&B Poker)

Author(s): Phil Shaw
Publisher: , Year: 2008, Size: 44 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 527581

Kill Everyone: Advanced Strategies for No-Limit Hold 'Em Poker Tournaments and Sit-n-Go's

Author(s): Lee Nelson, Tysen Streib, Kim Lee, Joe Hachem
Publisher: Huntington Press, Year: 2008, Size: 152 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 812687

Earn $30,000 per Month Playing Online Poker: A Step-By-Step Guide to Single Table Tournaments

Author(s): Ryan Wiseman
Publisher: Ecw Press, Year: 2007, Size: 9 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 259410

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly best-sellers according to Washington Post, others are written 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 books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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