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Book and Software Recommendations

Most poker players learn how to play Hold'em from hours of experience at the table. While this continues to be one of the greatest teachers in the poker world, we have also been fortunate to have some of the greatest players document what they have learned in their books and software.

Listed below are some of the books that we have found to be the most beneficial. For your convenience, the links will take you to the book's page at BarnesandNoble.com where you can purchase the book. We have also provided the ability to perform a search at eBay where you can generally get the same books for less money (be sure to know the MSRP before bidding).

Also be sure to check out our software recommendations. These programs will help give you true experience in a controled environment

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Poker for Dummies
Poker for Dummies
by Richard Harroch
& Lou Krieger
Poker for Dummies is an excellent introductory book to the world of poker. It covers basic concepts for Texas Hold'em, 7-Card Stud, Draw Poker and more. It also gives you some high level advice on money management and home poker game variations. Not recommended if you are only looking for Texas Hold'em advice (only 1 chapter) or any one specific game, but it provides a great base to build upon for a well rounded knowledge of poker.

More info on this book:
Author Synopsis at LouKrieger.com
Book Review at PokerPages.com

Purchase this book at BarnesAndNoble.com

Hold'em Poker
Hold'em Poker
by David Sklansky
Hold'em Poker is a great book on Texas Hold'em Poker. This introductory text explains some of the most important skills every player should have in his/her arsenal. In addition to starting hands and situation strategy, it also explains some deeper concepts such as Semi-Bluffing and paying attention to the best possible hand at all times. This book is recommended for every player and serves as a good introduction to Texas Hold'em. The only drawback this book has, as do many of David Sklansky's books, is that the thinking becomes so deep, that it is sometimes hard to follow. (this probably just shows the limitations of how deep I can think:) ) It is usually a good idea to re-read any paragraphs that you don't understand until you do, as the knowledge within is always worthwhile.

More info on this book:
Publisher Synopsis at TwoPlusTwo.com
Book Review at WinnerOnline.com
Book Review at FlopTurnRiver.com

Purchase this book at BarnesAndNoble.com

Winning Low-Limit Hold'em
Winning Low-Limit Hold'em
by Lee Jones
Winning Low-Limit Hold'em is all about the differences between low-limit and middle/high limit play. Playing in the low limits is VERY different than playing at other levels. This book helps you understand how to take advantage of the situations presented by the lower limits and what to avoid. This book is recommended for the beginner that has a basic understanding of Hold'em but feels that they need help playing at the lower limits. Keep in mind that many of the strategies in this book are "tighter" than usual play due to the lower limits. This will help establish a solid foundation of play, but may be too predictable at the higher levels.

More info on this book:
Book Review at PokerPages.com
Book Review at JetCafe.org
Book Review at FlopTurnRiver.com
Book Review at ThePokerForum.com

Purchase this book at BarnesAndNoble.com

Winning Low-Limit Hold'em
Illustrated Guide to Texas Hold'em
by Dennis Purdy
The Illustrated Guide to Texas Hold'em is an excellent book providing over 150 hold'em situations. The situations are the core of this book and they provide great insight into many hands that are encountered while playing the game. The author truly selected the most critcal situations for any beginning or intermediate hold'em player. I would strongly recommend reading this book after one of the entry level books above, as it does not get into (directly) the core hold'em strategies or overview of the game. Rather it uses many examples (150 of them) to help you learn the strategies.

More info on this book:
Book Review at PokerListings.com

Purchase this book at BarnesAndNoble.com

1000 Best Poker Strategies and Secrets
by Susie Isaacs
1000 Best Poker Strategies and Secrets.

More info on this book:
Purchase this book at BarnesAndNoble.com

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Hold'em Excellence
Hold'em Excellence
by Lou Krieger
Hold'em Excellence is a good book on proper strategy for middle limit play. All key topics are covered and explained in depth along with examples

More info on this book:
Book Review at JetCafe.org
Book Review at ThePokerForum.com

Purchase this book at BarnesAndNoble.com

More Hold'em Excellence
More Hold'em Excellence
by Lou Krieger
More Hold'em Excellence

More info on this book:
Book Review at JetCafe.org
Book Review at ThePokerForum.com

Purchase this book at BarnesAndNoble.com

Hold'em Poker for Advanced Players
Hold'em Poker for
Advanced Players

by David Sklansky
& Mason Malmuth
Hold'em Poker for Advanced Players

More info on this book:
Publisher Synopsis at TwoPlusTwo.com
Book Review at JetCafe.org
Book Review at 21Ace.com
Book Review at FlopTurnRiver.com
Book Review at ThePokerForum.com

Purchase this book at BarnesAndNoble.com

Winning Methods of Bluffing and Betting
Winning Methods of Bluffing and Betting in Poker
by Lynne Taetzsch
Winning Methods of Bluffing & Betting in Poker

More info on this book:
Book Notes in our Book Notes section

Purchase this book at BarnesAndNoble.com

Illustrated Guide to No-Limit Texas Hold'em
by Dennis Purdy
The Illustrated Guide to No-Limit Texas Hold'em.

More info on this book:
Purchase this book at BarnesAndNoble.com

The Poker Journal
by Jennifer Teti
and Ross Watson
One of the most important aspects of good poker playing doesn't take place at the table, it takes place after the game. It's good record keeping and it is the one true way to understand how you are playing and what you need to do to improve your game. The Poker Journal provides everything you need to record your play, from wins and losses to the type of game you were in. It even helps you to keep track of frequently played opponents and record key styles and aspects of their game. Also has goals, lessons learned and bankroll management sections.

More info on this book:
Purchase at Buy.com


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