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Best Tournament Poker Books Reviewed & Ranked

Looking for the best Tournament Poker books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

1. Harrington on Modern Tournament Poker (2014)

Best Tournament Poker Books Reviewed & RankedOver 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 look at the world of no-limit hold em tournaments. He…
Author(s): Dan Harrington, Bill Robertie

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

Best Tournament Poker Books Reviewed & Ranked“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 dealt with…
Author(s): Matt Matros

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

Best Tournament Poker Books Reviewed & RankedTournament 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…
Author(s): Steve Selbrede

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

Best Tournament Poker Books Reviewed & RankedAre 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…
Author(s): Jonathan Little

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

Best Tournament Poker Books Reviewed & RankedTournament 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…
Author(s): Jonathan Little

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

Best Tournament Poker Books Reviewed & RankedKill 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…
Author(s): Lee Nelson , Tyson Streib, et al.

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

Best Tournament Poker Books Reviewed & RankedThe 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 tournaments that have exploded in poker rooms…
Author(s): Arnold Snyder

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

Best Tournament Poker Books Reviewed & RankedTournament 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…
Author(s): David Sklansky

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

Best Tournament Poker Books Reviewed & RankedNew 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…
Author(s): Alton Hardin

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

Best Tournament Poker Books Reviewed & RankedThere 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…
Author(s): Jonathan Little

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

Best Tournament Poker Books Reviewed & RankedMeet 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 well. Step-by-step, they reveal their decision-making processes, using hands…
Author(s): Eric ‘Rizen’ Lynch, Jon ‘Pearljammer’ Turner, et al.

12. Power Hold’em Strategy (2008)

Best Tournament Poker Books Reviewed & RankedSuper Stars of Hold’em does for hold’em what Doyle Brunson’s Super System 2 did for poker. Negreanu gathers together the greatest young players, theorists, and world champions of hold’em, to present insider professional secrets and winning strategies for the only poker game that counts nowadays-hold’em. Ten powerful chapters cover every aspect of the major hold’em games-limit, no-limit, and pot-limit for cash games and tournaments — with in-depth coverage on all aspects of play. This weighty volume will be an instant classic-poker players cannot ignore the professional advice from the greatest stars…
Author(s): Daniel Negreanu

Best Tournament Poker Books Reviewed & Ranked

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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

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