If one of your new year resolutions is to get better at your poker game, then just playing won’t be enough. Dive into these brilliant poker books that will help you level up your game. Written by some of the best players in the industry, these top picks will get your 2021 off to a rolling start. They are must read for beginners and pros alike.
Along with strategies on poker, Barry Greenstein also illustrates the life of professional poker players in his book ‘Ace on the Rive: An Advance Poker Guide.’ Greenstein challenges his readers to think and make better decisions when playing the game. Being a regular on various tournaments and highest stakes cash games for decades, gives him a chance to give readers valuable materials from his book.
This book by Dan Harrington is a part of a series, out of which the 2004 Volume 1: Strategic Play is recommended by many. Covering everything from small stakes are small to game tactics like bluffing, flops, etc. Although the book is not completely aimed at beginners, it’s a good read.
Being able to read your opponent’s mind in a game of poker is a skill as important as knowing the game itself. In live tournaments, every nervous tick or signs the body makes are valuable information that players can use to increase their chances at winning. In Hole Card Confessions, Owen Gaines teaches players how to read their opponents and improve their game.
Math plays a huge role in poker. To get better at the game, players also need to train themselves to get better with numbers and probability. This book by Alton Hardin is a simple and effective guide to all players keen on learning the math behind poker. With this book, players will be able to comprehend the game much better and beat the odds more effectively.
Lee Nelson’s book is one that all poker enthusiasts must read at least once. The blend of first-hand experiences with math, along with its explanation on aggressive strategies is exactly what players need to improve their game. Providing in-depth analysis and concepts, the book will add value to your learning of the game.
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Donna Amo is a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She is a graduate from Sophia College of Women, Mumbai with a degree in English Literature. When this October born foodie is not writing content or poetry, she spends her time laughing at memes or watching series. Based out of Mizoram, she is drawn to all things nature and has a soft spot for puppies.
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