Poker Books

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Book - Raising The Stakes

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Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker
by Doug Swanson - 2014

The astonishing story of Benny Biniona rip-roaring saga of murder, money, and the making of Las Vegas.

Benny Binion was many things: a cowboy, a pioneering casino owner, a gangster, a killer, and founder of the hugely successful World Series of Poker.

Blood Aces tells the story of Binions crucial role in shaping modern Las Vegas. From a Texas backwater, Binion rose to prominence on a combination of vision, determination, and brutal expediency. His formula was simple: run a good business, cultivate the big boys, kill your enemies, and own the cops.

Book - Raising The Stakes

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Riasing he Stakes
by Sean Chaffin - 2012

Poker has been on a boom for almost a decade now, and writer Sean Chaffins new book Raising the Stakes: True Tales of Gambling, Wagering and Poker Faces offers up stories of gambling and pokers unique history and lore. From underground games in Dallas to tales of the World Series of Poker to crazy stories like wagering at a Puerto Rican cockfight, Raising the Stakes features something for everyone interested in gambling, poker, or history in general.

There is just such a unique history and lore to gambling and poker, he says. Some of these stories are really out of the mainstream and not too well-known. I just know there is an audience out there like me, who love that unique poker culture.

Book - Harrington on Hold'em

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Harrington on Hold 'em - Expert Strategy For No Limit Tournaments
by David Harrington - 2004

Harrington on Hold Em takes you to the part of the game the cameras ignore, the tactics required to get through the hundreds and sometimes thousands of hands you must win to make it to the final table. Harrington's sophisticated and time-tested winning strategies, focusing on what it takes to survive the early and middle stages of a No-Limit Hold Em tournament, are appearing here for the first time in print. These are techniques that top players use time and again to get to make it to final tables around the globe. Now, learn from one of the world s most successful No-Limit Hold Em players how to vary your style, optimize your betting patterns, analyze hands, respond to a re-raise, play to win the most money possible, react when a bad card hits and much, much more.

Book - Super System by Doyle Brunson

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Super System
by Doyle Brunson - 1979

Considered by pros the BEST POKER BOOK EVER WRITTEN. This is the classic book on every major no-limit game played today and is considered by the pros to be one of the best books ever written on poker! Jam-packed with advanced strategies, theories, tactics and money-making techniques - no serious poker player can afford to be without this essential book! For the first time ever in paperback edition, Super System is packed with 608 pages of hard-hitting information and including fifty pages of the most precise poker statistics ever published, this is truly a must-buy for aspiring pros.

Poker Book - Kill Everyone

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Kill Everyone
by Lee Nelson - 2009

Kill 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-Gos, 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 commentary from the hottest tournament-poker-player in the world, Bertrand 'Elky' Grospellier, and a new chapter on short-stack cash games to go with the original discussion of playing in short-handed cash games. With a Foreword by 2006 World Series of Poker champion Joe Hachem, annotations by Elky, and solid math-based strategies from Lee Nelson, Tysen Streib, Steven Heston, and Mark Vos, Kill Everyone packs more poker brainpower between two covers than any book to come before it.

Book - Winning Poker Tournaments

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Winning Poker Tournaments
One Hand at a Time
by Eric "Rizen" Lynch - 2008

Want to win poker tournaments? Now you can learn exactly how consistent winners REALLY do it!
Meet 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.

Reading this book is like attending a master class in tournament poker. You'll see the way cutting-edge pros use their wisdom and incredibly extensive experience to analyze almost every poker situation imaginable. Deep-stacked or short-stacked, against single or multiple opponents, you'll learn the skills that will make you a winner, including: - When and how to play aggressively or tightly - When to make moves - When to make continuation bets and when to hold back - How to induce and pick off bluffs - How to accumulate chips without constantly risking your tournament life. Poker is a fun game, but it's even more fun when you win.

Sit'n Go Strategy

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Sit'n Go Strategy
by Collin Moshman - 2007

Sit `N Go Strategy is one of the best poker manuscripts ever published, and a major contribution to poker, as there has been relatively little literature on SNG tournament strategy. It is a well written, fairly comprehensive guide to playing low and medium buy in, one table tournaments. Sit 'n Go Strategy is logically divided into sections on Low Blind Play, Medium Blind Play, and High Blind Play, as well as a chapter, titled Sit `N Go Career Play
which covers some additional concepts.

Full Tilt Poker Strategy Guide

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The Full Tilt Poker Strategy Guide
by Andy Bloch and Others - 2007

The professionals of Full Tilt Poker include the best and most famous poker players in the world. Their accomplishments are unparalleled, with countless World Series of Poker and World Poker Tour championships to their names and well in excess of $100 million in winnings in private games. Now, this group of poker legends has banded together to create THE FULL TILT POKER STRATEGY GUIDE, which will stand as an instant classic of the genre and is sure to become the industry standard.

The Theory of Poker

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The Theory of Poker
by David Sklansky - 1994

The Theory of Poker by David Sklansky 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 introduces you to the Fundamental Theorem of Poker, its implications, and how it should affect your play. Other chapters discuss the value of deception, bluffing, raising, the slow-play,
the value of position, psychology, heads-up play, game theory, implied odds, the free card, and semibluffing.

Many of todays 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 players. Those who read and study this book will literally leave behind those who dont, and most serious players wear the covers off their copies. This is the best book ever written on poker.


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