Poker Book Reviews

Before grabbing the first poker book you can lay your hands on, take a look at the points below to ensure you find the right strategy for your poker variant and game type.

Limit, No Limit and Pot Limit Poker

LAS VEGAS - NOVEMBER 18: Poker legend Doyle Brunson arrives at The Comedy Festival's Comedy Cares first annual Celebrity Poker Tournament at the Pure Nightclub at Caesars Palace November 18, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event was held to raise funds for the construction of a new building at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)All of these poker game types essentially follow the same basic poker rules. However, Limit, No Limit and Pot Limit poker strategy should be approached in a completely different manner.

You will realize that the calculated mathematical strategy that might work well at a low stakes, limit poker cash table could land you in deep trouble if applied to a psychologically daunting high stakes, no-limit cash table. There are books available that focus on very precise strategies for specific game types. Ensure that you are in fact reading the book offering valuable advice that suits your type of poker game.

Recommended Poker Books

  • For limit poker, take a look at the book review for Lee Jones’s Winning Low Limit Hold’em.
  • If you prefer playing in no-limit poker games, read our review of Doyle Brunson’s Super System.
  • David Sklansky’s Theory of Poker offers sound advice to any poker player.

Cash Games and Poker Tournaments

Cash and tournament play is often vastly different. Even world class poker tournament players such as Phil Hellmuth will find themselves lost in high-stakes cash games. The poker tactics that work well in tournaments cannot always be directly applied to cash game play.

Recommended Tournament Poker Book

Online Poker Books

Online poker is huge. There are hundreds of poker websites with thousands of players gambling at internet poker cash tables on a daily basis. However, online poker is also extremely tricky. Suddenly, you are not able to read physical tells, stare an opponent down or watch them push their chips to the centre of the table as they go all-in. It is not then surprising that some poker books focus exclusively on internet poker strategy.

Recommended Internet Poker Books

Those eager to make some money playing poker online, the following two books will certainly be most helpful: