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Poker News | Poker Book Review

Poker Books are normally chock full of strategy from a varied field of poker players (normally a poker pro).  And many are very valuable, not only as learning tools for newbies, but also to help refresh a style of play or an idea that may have been forgotten as one progresses along the footpath of poker.  While one's concept of poker - how particular hands should be played, from what position - bankroll requirements - poker tells - tilting - and many more concepts to numerous to list, may vary from author to author, the most valuable tools for being a winning poker player are held within the covers.  PokerWorks has compiled a review to help you decide which reading would best guide your poker game play

A Review of Super System 2, Revised Edition

For those who may not have read my original review of Super System 2, you can find it in PokerWorks' Poker Book Review section.  While there have been numerous printings of this best-selling poker book, Doyle Brunson and his team of collaborators...

A Review of Caro’s Book of Poker Tells: The Psychology and Body Language of Poker

Almost all poker aficionados know the saying “Weak means strong and strong means weak.”  But not everyone knows where that saying, describing the physical betting mannerisms of players, originated.  It comes from one of the classics of poker...

A Review of Championship Hold’em

The vast majority of poker books that focus on Texas Hold’em have been written about the no-limit variant of the game, from Doyle Brunson’s seminal chapters in Super System to Dan Harrington’s three-volume tournament series and two-title cash game...

Reviewing the Classics - Zen and the Art of Poker

I have reviewed many of the newest poker books on the market for PokerWorks.   I am beginning a new series, going back in time to look at some of the best poker writing of the past 25 years, beginning with Larry Phillips’ Zen and the Art of...

A Review of The Godfather of Poker

There are lives that are lived out quietly, affecting few, if any people, making little or no mark in the world.  And then there are lives like Doyle Brunson’s, as big as the wide-open Texas expanses from which he came, as full of risk and adventure...

A Review of Cowboys Full: The Story of Poker

There are many who feel that James McManus’ first book on poker, Positively Fifth Street, is the best book ever written on the subject.  In that legendary account, the author himself became a major part of the story when he reported on his...

Harrington on Online Cash Games- 6-Max No-Limit Hold’em Review

With his three-volume series on tournament no limit holdem: Expert Strategy for No-Limit Tournaments - Volume 1: Strategic Play Expert Strategy for No-Limit Tournaments - Volume II: The Endgame Review Harrington on Hold’em: Expert Strategy for...

A Review of Harrington on Hold’em: Expert Strategy for No-Limit Tournaments- Volume 3: The Workbook

In past articles we have reviewed the first two volumes of Dan Harrington’s classic series on no-limit holdem tournament play.  In this third and final book, Harrington offers his readers a chance to put what they have learned into practice with a...

Harrington on Hold’em: Expert Strategy for No-Limit Tournaments - Volume II: The Endgame Review

While the first volume of Dan Harrington and Bill Robertie’s legendary series on tournament no limit holdem focuses on the early stages of tourneys, the second book deals with the later portions of tournaments and the unique problems players face...

Harrington on Hold’em Review: Expert Strategy for No-Limit Tournaments - Volume 1: Strategic Play

If there were a Mount Rushmore for influential poker writers, one of the faces that would be carved into the mountain would undoubtedly be the Boston Red Sox hat clad head of Dan Harrington.  Best known as a player for his victory at the Main Event...

A Review of Championship Omaha

TJ Cloutier and Tom McEvoy are two of the most accomplished players/writers in poker history.  With Cloutier already having been inducted into the Hall of Fame, and McEvoy being a strong candidate for inclusion, you can believe them when they say...

A Review of The Poker Tournament Formula II

If you read my review of The Poker Tournament Formula, you will know that author Arnold Snyder has a very different approach to playing successful tournament poker than most of the previous writers on the subject.  While in the first volume of this...

A Review of The Poker Tournament Formula

Have you ever sat in a live or online tournament and wondered why other players were firing away with hands like 8-2 offsuit?  More than that, have you ever been flabbergasted by the fact that players like that were actually cashing in the tourney...

A Review of 333 Winning Hold’em Tips

Ralph Wheeler is a low-stakes hold’em player, best known for being co-author (along with Tom McEvoy and Dana Smith) of The Championship Table.  Now, he has written 333 Winning Hold’em Tips (Cardoza Publishing), a compendium of what the author terms...

A Review of Check-Raising the Devil

Mike Matusow has long been one of the most compelling, and controversial, figures in modern poker.  Known throughout the poker world as “Mike the Mouth,” his presence on camera has always been a sure-fire indication that a televised event would be...

A Review of Poker Wizards

Cardoza Publishing is known for, among other things, publishing poker books that feature a number of players commenting on either a single topic or variety of issues in the world of poker.  This trend began with the publication of Doyle Brunson’s...

A Review of Omaha High-Low for Low-Limit Players

For years, Omaha has been the game of choice in card rooms across Europe.  In the United States, it has evolved into the second most-popular poker game, behind hold’em.  The high-low variation of Omaha, in addition to being spread by itself, is...

A Review Of More Hold’em Wisdom For All Players

Daniel Negreanu is one of the best-known poker players in the world.  His outgoing personality, constant table talk and seemingly supernatural ability to read his opponent’s hands have also made him one of poker’s most popular personalities. For...

A Review of Super System 2

The cover of Doyle Brunson’s Super System 2: A Course in Power Poker boldly calls it “the most anticipated book in the history of poker!”, and unlike most public relations hyperbole, this statement is right on the money.  Most serious poker players...

A Review of Ghosts at the Table

The history of poker is filled with legendary stories and characters that have lent the game its unique flavor. Names such as Wild Bill Hickock, Puggy Pearson, and Stuey Ungar immediately evoke images of the game’s past, and allow us to see how...

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