Poker BooksPoker books are not an expense, but rather as an investment - one that's absolutely critical for improving your game. They enable you to obtain information and knowledge in just hours or days that otherwise could take years to learn on the tables. If you walk away with just one good idea from a book, it will return the cost of its initial purchase many times over.
There are over 500 poker books at present, and the number is growing every day. Of course, no one is capable of reading all of them. Based on advice from the most respected poker book reviewers, we set up a list of books that are must reads for every serious poker player.
Top 3 Must Read Poker Books
Compiling a list of the top three books to read on poker is a difficult task. With the boom of online poker, it seems every man and his dog is releasing books which tell you how to win, and win big.
The first book is Lee Jones’ Winning Low Limit Hold’em. It is an excellent starting point since it describes the game at the lower limits where you are likely to start playing. This one is easy to read and explains all the basic rules and concepts.
Poker Books Recommended
Harrington on Hold ‘Em Vols 1-3 (Dan Harrington & Bill Robertie)
The book is all about tournament poker from little tells to spot in your opponents to stake management. What makes this book so interesting though are the little exercises that you get set at the end and during the chapters. You in fact start to learn and think about situations (or you should be) which creates an easy to read book and a great learning environment.
Online Ace (Scott Fischman)
Quite a different one! It details how to make money from online poker, mostly sit and goes. Very precise in what it teaches and is written by someone who has done it at the top level.
Doyle Brunson’s Super System 1 and 2 (Doyle Brunson and others)
These publications are fairly old though, and some of the tactics and strategies have been criticised and surpassed, but still a good read. Difficult to read in places, but acknowledged as the poker bible in many circles, can you indeed, afford not to read it?