The following Poker books include instruction books, strategy guides, tutorials, and more:
Featured Poker Books
- Outplaying the Boys : Poker Tips for Competitive Women
Whether it's in a casino, a private club, an online poker room -- or even many friendly home games -- when a woman sits down to play poker, she's usually facing men, and those men are going to typecast her as being too passive to be competitive. Guess what? She's got them right where she wants them! Women have a tremendous natural advantage at the poker table. Now it's just a matter of learning how to exploit it. Written for female players who are in ever greater numbers catching poker-mania, Outplaying the Boys is a street-smart guide to the green-felt jungle. By Cat Hulbert, whom Card Player magazine ranked as one of the top seven-card stud players in the world, its 125 annotated tips are filled with strategy, wisdom, and lessongiving anecdotes.
- Poker For Dummies
From novices to advanced players, everyone who's ever played poker or wanted to will benefit from this jackpot of advice from two poker experts. Strategies that turn ordinary players into winners, tips on bluffing, developing a "poker face," other players, remembering cards, betting strategies: how to bet wisely and responsibly, and more. By Lou Krieger and Richard D. Harroch.
- The Rules of Neighborhood Poker According to Hoyle
Here's a chance to learn the 200 real rules of poker, including descriptions of the characters, the right food (pizza, cold cuts) and the wrong food to serve; betting strategies that keep the player from losing to much too early; dealing, talking; and the dos and don'ts of a minimal standard of behavior. By Stewart Wolpin.
- Poker: One Hundred and One Ways to Win
Becoming a successful (i.e. A consistent winner on an annual basis) poker player requires a huge amount of skill. This book will help you develop those skills. For instance, did you know that your toughest opponent is you? Do you have survival techniques in place to prevail during a long session of bad cards? Is your skill at reading opponents in top shape? Do you know the best way to cope with a check raise? Are you as good a player as you think you are? These, and many other questions, are dealt with in this authoritative book. By Andy Nelson.
- Poker : A Winner's Guide
Whether it's a serious trip to the casinos or a Friday night game with friends, poker players can rely on this easy-to-follow guide for everything they need to know, from the basics to the finer points of the game. The rules for Stud, Draw, High/Low, Hold 'Em, plus variations on all the games are covered, plus a wealth of skills needed for each. Special section on how to win at tournaments. By Andy Nelson.
- The Theory of Poker
This book discusses theories and concepts applicable to nearly every variation of the game, including five-card draw (high), seven-card stud, hold 'em, lowball draw, and razz (seven-card lowball stud). This book intorduces you to the Fundamental Theorem of Poker, its implications, and how the theorem should affect your play. Many of today's top poker players will tell you that this is the book that really made a difference in their play. That is, these are the ideas that separate the experts from the typical player. Those who read and study this book will literally leave behind those who don't, and most serious players wear the covers off their copies. In many ways, this is probably the best book ever written on poker. By David Sklansky.
- Hold'Em Poker for Advanced Players
The definitive work on the very difficult game of Texas Hold'em Poker. Even though much has appeared in print on how to play Hold'em, little of it is accurate. This book corrects those inaccuracies and clarifies the misconceptions about Hold'em. Anyone who studies this text, is well-disciplined, and gets the proper experience, should become a significant winner at the game. The ideas discussed include play on the first two cards, semibluffing, the free card, inducing bluffs, being beat on the river, staying with a draw, playing when a pair flops, playing trash hands, fourth-street play, playing in loose games, playing in short-handed games, and much more. Much of this material has never appeared in print before. By David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth.
- Seven-Card Stud for Advanced Players
Seven-card stud is an extremely complex game. Deciding exactly what the right strategy should be in any particular situation can be very difficult. Perhaps this is why very few authors have attempted to analyze this game even though it is widely played. Anyone who studies this text, is well disciplined, and gets the proper experience should become a significant winner. Some of the other ideas discussed in this 21st century edition include the cards that are out, the number of players in the pot, ante stealing, playing big pairs, playing little and medium pairs, playing three-flushes, playing three-straights, randomizing your play, fourth street, pairing your door card on fourth street, fifth street, sixth street, seventh street, defending against the possible ante steal, playing against a paired door card, scare card strategy, buying the free card on fourth street, playing in tightly structured games, and much more. By David Sklansky, Mason Malmuth, and Ray Zee.
Best-Selling Poker Books
Harrington on Hold 'em Expert Strategy for No Limit Tournaments, Vol. 1: Strategic Play
Doyle Brunson's Super System: A Course in Power Poker, 3rd Edition
Harrington on Hold 'em Expert Strategy for No Limit Tournaments, Vol. 2: Endgame
The Theory of Poker: A Professional Poker Player Teaches You How To Think Like One
Every Hand Revealed
How To Read Hands At No-Limit Hold'em
Reading Poker Tells
Beat the Dealer: A Winning Strategy for the Game of Twenty-One
Caro's Book of Poker Tells: The Psychology and Body Language of Poker
Harrington on Hold 'em: Expert Strategies for No Limit Tournaments, Vol. III--The Workbook
Playing The Player: Moving Beyond ABC Poker To Dominate Your Opponents
Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker, Volume 1 (D&B Poker Series)
Cash Games (How to Win at No-Limit Hold'em Money Games) Vol. 1
Professional No-Limit Hold 'em: Volume I
Texas Hold'em For Dummies
Note: You may also want to consider investing in a general Card Games Rule Book, which contains rules for poker as well as numerous other card games.