What can you learn about poker from books?


Poker is one of the most popular card games in the world that has been a source of inspiration for many books. There are lots of books that explain the rules of poker, describe various strategies that can help you increase your chances of winning, and tell amazing stories of great poker players and legendary tournaments. In fact, the numbers of books about poker is so great that it can be quite difficult to find the best one for yourself. Here is a list of some of the most popular books about poker that can help you find all the information that you need about this exciting game.

Every Hand Revealed

Written by Gustav Gus Hansen, a superstar poker player known as “The Great Dane” or “The The Madman, this book is an exciting read for intermediate and advanced poker players, especially for those players who like to take a more aggressive approach to the game. In this book, Hansen shares his strategies, explains the math and the thought processes behind his moves, and provides many examples of tournaments he has taken part in. By reading this book, you can improve your techniques and learn more about how to bluff more successfully, when to fold or when to call.   \

Strategies for Beating Small Stakes Poker Cash Games

For all those poker players who have trouble winning small stake cash games or who want to start small, Jonathan Little, an American poker pro, describes some useful strategies in his book published in 2015. The book teaches you how to empathize with your opponents and how to find similarities between yourself and your opponents that can help you understand their strategies. What you can learn from this book is that when playing poker, you should not just try to defeat your opponent, but you should try to outplay yourself.

Harrington on Hold’em Expert Strategy for No Limit Tournaments, Vol. 1: Strategic Play

This is the first of the three books in the series written by Dan Harrington, a member of the Poker Hall of Fame, which specifically focuses on how to be successful in a No-Limit Hold’em tournament. The book is quite easy to understand and it includes a lot of illustrations. It covers various aspects of poker such as bluffs, odds, betting, and it describes the techniques of top poker players that have led them to the final tables.

Real Grinders

Written by Ashton Cartwright, a poker player and an author, this book is a collection of stories gathered from 28 different professional poker players. It presents their lifestyles and poker strategies, and it discusses different topics that can introduce you to the world of professional poker players.