December 5, 2008

The Full Tilt Poker Strategy Guide: Tournament Edition

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Looking to be the best online poker brat you can be? 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.

At The Full Tilt Poker Strategy Guide: Tournament Edition - Andy Bloch, Richard Brodie, Chris Ferguson, Ted Forrest, Rafe Furst, Phil Gordon, David Grey, Howard Lederer, Mike Matusow

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November 21, 2008

Every Gus Hansen Poker Hand Revealed

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Okay - maybe not every poker hand, but this book outlines how to win big and play like Gus Hansen.

One of professional poker's most intriguing and fascinating players, Gus Hansen has often been called "The Madman" for his crazy, fearless, aggressive style. But you can't dispute the fact that this poker superstar knows how to win--and win big. The holder of the inaugural Poker Superstars Invitational title as well as the only player to win three World Poker Tour tournaments, Gus won his fifth major international title when he became the 2007 Aussie Millions Champion, outlasting 747 players and nabbing $1.2 million. Now, for the first time ever, Gus analyzes the hands that he played during the tournament and reveals his secrets for winning in Every Hand Revealed.

At Every Hand Revealed: Gus Hansen

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September 16, 2008

The Game Day Poker Almanac Official Rules of Poker

The Game Day Poker Almanac Official Rules of Poker

If you are a stickler for the rules, then you may want to check out The Game Day Poker Almanac Official Rules of Poker. This little green book will give you the skinny on all the formalities of poker, the rules for major events, poker etiquette and more. Great for beginners, or advanced players, its something no player should be without.

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July 31, 2008

Top 10 Non Poker Books For Poker Players

Pocket Fives

This article is great, and we wish we had thought of it first. But since we didn't we'll shamelessly plug Pocket Fives for their top 10 non-poker books for poker players.

We won't spoil the list, but here's a little from the introduction:

Every poker book written by every poker expert will archly discuss the importance of such personal attributes as patience, self-discipline, psychological control. Yet, few, if any, teach you how to acquire those traits.

The books listed here will provide an excellent base to improve your life-roll management.

Do yourself a favor and get reading.

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February 22, 2008

Sit 'n Go Strategy by Collin Moshman

Sit n Go Strategy

We aren't really sit n go players, but that doesn't mean we don't get it. The popularity of Sit n Go tourneys is huge, and players everywhere are looking for an edge against the competition. And how can you get that edge? Sit n Go Strategy by Collin Moshman, thats how. This book will help layout the strategies, and more importantly the reasoning behind the strategies that you will want to employ in sit n go tournaments.

Here's what a reader on Amazon had this to say about the book:

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.

You'd better get your hands on this bad boy, because if you don't your opponents surely will.

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November 21, 2007

The Full Tilt Poker Strategy Guide: Tournament Edition

We've seen enough ads from Full Tilt to make us a little sick at the name recognition, but regardless of the un-ending promotion of this poker website, folks have been saying that this book is actually quite good. If you are a tournament player, and you are looking for more to feed your ravenous studies, the Full Tilt Poker Strategy Guide: Tournament Edition should be right up your alley.

From the publisher:

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.
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November 5, 2007

Just The Chips Holiday Buying Guide

The holidays are just around the corner, and we know that its important that you get your shopping done early. For those of you with poker lovers in your life, we have scoured our past entries to pull together some of the coolest poker gifts for you to consider. So sit back, relax, stretch out that scroll wheel finger, and take a gander at these great poker gift ideas.

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August 27, 2007

Hold'em Wisdom for All Players

While we're on the Daniel Negreanu kick, we'd be remiss if we didn't point out his book, Hold'em Wisdom for All Players.

Here's the editor's blurb:

For beginning and novice players who want to play and win at Texas hold¿em¿95% of the card-playing market¿this is the perfect antidote. The book is designed for those players who want to learn right now and enjoy instant success at the tables. Fifty quick sections focus on key winning concepts, making learning both easy and fast.

For our part, we feel that Daniel is a solid player, and his record cannot be argued with. As we've just noted, we also think that he's more than just a good player, hes taking advantage of the current poker climate, and his celebrity status to parlay his success. His book may not be the most in depth on the market, but it still has some gems that make it worth a read.

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June 20, 2007

Harrington On Hold'em

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We haven't read this book ourselves yet, but if the reviews on Amazon are any indication, Harrington on Hold'em is a winner. It has over one hundred and seventy five-star reviews. Here is a snippet of one of them:

No limit hold'em, obviously, is a complex game. So complex that there has never been a good comprehensive treatment in a book form; I had thought that this was because it involves more "table feel", experience and intuition that can't be easily taught or expressed in a useful format.

Harrington and Robertie have done just that. Harrington is the 1995 world champion, and the only player to make the final table in both 2003 and 2004, overcoming the two biggest fields in World Series history (839 and 2,576 players, respectively). Robertie is a top backgammon player and author of several excellent books on that game.

Among the top players, there are drastically different styles of play, from conservative to super-aggressive. One problem I expected was that given Harrington's solid, fairly conservative style, he wouldn't be able to give much useful information on playing at the other end of the end of the spectrum, styles such as those employed by Daniel Negreanu and Gus Hansen.

I was wrong. The book does a fine job addressing the relative merits of various styles, playing against each type of opponent, and even choosing one for yourself. This makes sense; no matter his own style, to be successful he has to have spent a lot of time thinking about, observing, and combatting all different types of players. Further, a playing style isn't cast in stone; even the most conservative players have to switch gears and become much more aggressive at times, and vice versa.

This is definitely a book we need to get our mitts on!

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May 22, 2007

The Poker Mindset

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Often we see poker books that are about the other player. How to identify their tells, how to play against their cards...etc. This book offers us something new, how to set our OWN mind to be in the right frame to win. This may be as important a defense against your own tells, and against your own misjudgements, as any book on tells, or pot odds.

The Poker Mindset deeply explores vital topics that most poker books only touch upon: - Tilt: What it really is, why and when you are most prone to it, and how you can avoid it. - Bankroll: A complete examination of bankroll management from a technical, but more importantly, from a psychological and emotional viewpoint. - Opponents: How to determine your competitors' mental and emotional processes so that you can dominate, out think and outplay them. - Downswings: Every poker player experiences them, but you will truly understand and be armed against low ebbs when they occur. - Bad Beats: The Poker Mindset will enable you to overcome the trauma of bad beats and losing big pots.

Sounds like a valuable weapon in our poker book arsenal.

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