Recommended poker books

Recommended poker books

Recommended poker books

Recommended poker books

Learning poker is hard, but fun and rewarding. If you enjoy reading, poker books can be a great complement to poker training exercises, videos and other ways of learning. For in-dept theoretical coverage I argue that it is the best source. Here are three poker books I recommend, one for beginners and two for advanced players.

Alton Hardin has written Master Micro Stakes Poker: Learn to Master 6-Max No Limit Hold’em Micro Stakes Cash Games for beginners and struggling poker players. Alton aims to:

  • Teach players how to master 6-Max No Limit Hold’em micro stakes cash games.
  • Teach players skills to become tight-aggressive micro stakes poker players. 
  • Teach players how to become solid poker players at low live stakes.

For the players to build a solid long-term poker success, Alton will teach players how to:

  • Become thinking poker players. 
  • Focus on a tight, aggressive approach. 
  • Use strategies that works.

Read more about this book here.

Andrew Brokos, a professional poker player, has written Play Optimal Poker: Practical Game Theory for Every Poker Player, and shatters the myth that game theory is only for elite poker players. He will explain:

  • The fundamentals step-by-step.
  • The core game theory principles.
  • How to apply this in real poker situations.

Andrew provides players with powerful tools to:

  • Navigate tricky situations.
  • Handle tough competition.
  • Exploit common mistakes.

Players will learn to:

  • Use game theory concepts.
  • Apply game theory principles.
  • Build and manipulate ranges.

Read more about this book here.

Play Optimal Poker 2: Range Construction is a follow-up to Andrew Brokos previous book, Play Optimal Poker, above. It contains theory that you can understand and strategies to use. In this book you will get fresh insights whether you play:

  • Tournaments.
  • Cash games.
  • High stakes or low.
  • Online or live.

You will learn powerful concepts such as:

  • Bet sizing.
  • Equity denial and realization.
  • Balance and leverage.
  • Board coverage.
  • Exploitative play.

Read more about this book here.

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