Harrington on Hold’em (vol. 1)

Harrington on Hold'em (vol. 1)

Expert Strategy for No Limit Tournaments

Strategic Play Dan Harrington/Bill Robertie

This book does a fine job addressing the relative merits of various styles, playing against each type of opponent, and even choosing a style for yourself.

The book is laid out well for learning. Each chapter starts with a discussion of the topic, touching on the theory. There are several example situations with the authors’ answers and detailed reasoning, as well as the merits of alternative plays.

Strategic Play (vol. 1)

Harrington on Hold’em (vol. 2)

Harrington on Hold'em (vol. 2)

Expert Strategy for No Limit Tournaments

The Endgame Dan Harrington/Bill Robertie

The Endgame shows you how to play in the later phases of a tournament, when the field has been cut down, the blinds and antes are growing, and the big prize money is within sight.

Harrington shows you how to make moves, handle tricky inflection point plays, and maneuver when the tournament is down to its last few players and the end is in sight. He’s also included a whole chapter on heads-up play, whose strategies up to now have been a closely-guarded secret of the game’s top masters.

The Endgame (vol. 2)

Harrington on Hold’em (vol. 3)

Harrington on Hold'em (vol. 3)

Expert Strategies for No Limit Tournaments

The Workbook Dan Harrington/Bill Robertie

Harrington shows you both places where top players played perfectly and places where top players either made a subtle error (in Harrington’s opinion, of course), or just completely blew the hand. This lends the book an extra air of authenticity; Harrington concentrates on situations where beginners and intermediate players make the most mistakes (six problems, for example, dealing with just bubble play), takes you through multi-hand problems, and sometimes even throws the same problem at you from two different perspectives at the table, once in the problem and once in the solution.

The Workbook (vol. 3)

No Limit Hold’em

No Limit Hold'em

Theory and Practice

David Sklansky/Ed Miller

Texas Hold’em is not an easy game to play well. To become an expert you must balance many concepts, some of which occasionally contradict each other. This book has sections on “loose games”, and “short-handed games”.

Anyone who studies this book, is well disciplined, and gets the proper experience should become a significant winner. Some of the other ideas discussed include play on the first two cards, semi-bluffing, the free card, inducing bluffs, staying with a draw, playing when a pair flops, playing trash hands, desperation bets, playing in wild games, reading hands, and psychology.

No Limit Hold’em

Hold’em Poker for Advanced Players

Hold'em Poker for Advanced Players

Advance Player

David Sklansky/Mason Malmuth

Understanding the game from playing is simply not enough. This book can be of great addition if you’re a poker player with just basic knowledge. This book gets more into detail of things to do in certain situations or variations of hold’em, than it does about basics of the game.

If you don’t feel confident with your strategies and tactics, then this is a great book to read.

HE for Advanced Players

Doyle Brunson’s Super System II

Super System II

The Most Anticipated Book In The History of Poker

Doyle Brunson

Super System 2 gathers together the greatest players, theorists, and world champions. It covers more professional secrets from the best poker players in the business.

Together with the original Super System, hailed by professionals as the most influential book on poker ever written, this two-volume set comprises a full library of the best poker advice, strategies, and professional concepts ever published.

Super System II

Caro’s Book of Poker Tells

Caro's Book of Poker Tells

Mike Caro

Once you’ve mastered the basic elements of a winning poker formula, psychology becomes the key ingredient in separating break-even players from players who win consistently.

If you are serious about winning and you’ve mastered the basics, you’ll realize most of the profit comes from being able to read your opponents.

This book reveals secrets about body language you never even knew existed. Learn to interpret tells, such as subtle shrugs, sighs, shaky hands, eye contact and many more.

Caro’s Book of Poker Tells