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
Big Deal explores one man's head first dive
into the world of professional poker. He
takes a year off from his day to day life
(he is an accomplished biographer/writer)
and tries to survive on his $20,000 bankroll.
It is s very well written, entertaining story
and he gives the reader a true feeling of
what it would be like to try to become a
professional poker player. In the book he
details his experiences in various poker
tournaments throughout the world, interacting
with some of the biggest names in poker.
The Biggest Game in Town is the World Series
of Poker at Binion's Horseshoe in Las Vegas.
A. Alvarez writes about the 1981 WSOP and
gives profiles of different events and players
attending the games. These are some of the
most reknowned players of all time including:
Johnny Moss, Doyle Brunson, Jack Strauss,
Stu Ungar, Chip Reese, Bobby Baldwin and
Although there have been a number of video games featuring texas hold'em,
this is truly the best one yet. It has outstanding artificial intelligence
(AI) that makes the other players in the game unpredictable and also allows
you to network the game if you prefer live counterparts. One nice feature
is the career mode where you can play multiple tournaments and build your
player into a dominating force in the poker world