Top books for poker players
It is not recommended to play poker and learn as you go. There is a lot of strategy that goes into this card game, which means there is also a lot to learn. If you are new to the game or want to improve your skills, there are plenty of great books out there that can help you. Here are five titles you can look out for.
Playing the Player by Ed Miller
If you have been playing poker for a while, you will know that it is more than a game of cards. Instead, it is a game about people. You can be the best player but if you cannot read other people during a game, you can lose a lot of money. But this is where Playing The Player by Ed Miller will come in handy. This is an interesting book that can help you learn about various playing styles and the best strategy to take when you are playing. In particular, you can learn how to spot weaknesses and exploit them.
The Theory of Poker by David Sklansky
If there is one book that a lot of famous poker players have read it is this one by David Sklansky. In fact, many have said that it really improved their career. The Theory of Poker is a book that is going to cover everything you would ever wish to know about the card game. You can learn about bluffing and the psychology of the game, as well as the general rules you need to know to win. Beginners and experts are going to benefit from reading this book, whether you like to attend traditional casinos or play on UK poker sites.
Ace on the River by Barry Greenstein
If you have enjoyed poker for a number of years, you are probably aware of Barry Greenstein. This is often a name heard in tournaments, as well as high stake games. Indeed, he has been very successful and released his own book called Ace on the River. This is an advanced poker guide that can help you improve your game. But the great thing is, he also opens up on what it is like to be a professional player.
Moorman’s Book of Poker by Chris Moorman
Again, if you are familiar with online poker tournaments, you are bound to have heard of Chris Moorman. He has been very successful playing on the internet and he can teach you a thing or two about high-stake tournaments. He spends his time analysing hands from 80 different tournaments and how to handle them. What we like about this book is that it is easy to read and understand.
Kill Everyone by Lee Nelson
There are a lot of players that think they should sit back and try to work out everyone’s strategy first. But this book called Kill Everyone is how you can try an aggressive style of play in tournaments. Lee Nelson explores how you can dominate other players and make them scared of what hand you have. There are some very useful tips in this book that new and old players can benefit from.
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