Below, you can find some excellent resources on the game of poker. These books are extremely informative, and will increase your odds in poker wherever you go.
Big Deal: A Year As a Professional Poker Player
by Anthony Holden
As good as it gets! Anthony Holden takes the reader on a roller coaster journey, allowing us to peer in and see what it would be like to just leave your job for a year to become a professional poker player. After reading it the first time you will be calling your travel agent for the next available flight to Las Vegas. It is marvelously entertaining, and very informative. Reading this book is the second best thing to actually playing in the World Series of Poker!
The Biggest Game in Town
by A. Alvarez
Called "the best book ever written on poker" by players and critics alike, The Biggest Game in Town is a sought-after classic that's finally available in print again. Acclaimed author A. Alvarez delves into the seedy, obsessive world of high-stakes Vegas poker, where "the next best thing to playing and winning is playing and losing. Uncovering an exotic underground rich in ambiance and eccentricity, The Biggest Game in Town is "a magnificent book".
Cardz Gamez Poker
by Donald D. Eaton
The book gives card players 40 different poker games and 10 fun to play card games. It gives players directions on how to score points by holding the best scoring poker hands. The author/developer of this book of 40 poker and 10 card games has designed the games to help fulfill a personal need of many people who enjoy the thrill and excitement of the uncertainty of the play of cards. Players are presented with an opportunity to have a variety of games and game options to choose from. Be it one person playing solitaire or up to six players enjoying a social card game, all games play differently but retain the basic strategy of the play of cards. The poker games will challenge the playing skills of any card player and for the novice poker player, the games could be a learning introduction to the basics of the play of poker.
Poker For Dummies
From novice 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. $12.74
Thursday-Night Poker: How to Understand, Enjoy - And Win
By Peter O. Steiner
How often do you play poker? Do you play for fun or to make money? How high are the stakes of your games? If you play semi-serious poker on a weekly basis in a standing game for more than laundry money, this is the book for you. Intended for the serious bi-weekly or monthly player, this gaming guide devotes chapters to calculating probabilities, estimating odds, bluffing and being bluffed, reading your opponents' down cards, and more. Virtually everyone will learn from this clearly written, fully illustrated instructional book.
The Rules of Neighborhood Poker According to Hoyle
By Stewart Wolpin
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.
Caro's Fundamental Secrets of Winning Poker
The world's foremost poker theoretician presents the essential strategies and secret winning plays of poker. Players learn how to adjust their play to win more from weak players, how to equalize stronger players, and how one should bluff a bluffer. With selected tips on all forms of poker, this all-round poker book also illustrates seldom-analyzed strategies.
Poker: One Hundred and One Ways to Win
By Andy Nelson.
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.
Poker: A Winner's Guide
By Andy Nelson
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, variations on all the games, plus a wealth of skills needed for each, are covered. There is a special section on how to win at tournaments, too.
The Theory of Poker
By David Sklansky
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 introduces 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.