The best poker books. For beginner’s and pros alike.

Playing The Player

This was not an issue for a serious student of poker like myself, I am always willing to try anything that will improve my stats.

Poker’s 1%

Reinforcing the fact that poker is more than just playing the cards you’re dealt it’s about using your mind and paying attention to what your opponents are doing that puts you in a much better position at the table.

Doyle Brunson’s Super System

Learning about his bold approach to the game as well as his thoughts behind them were eye opening and pretty amazing to me.

Check-Raising The Devil

This book has shed a glaring light on the humanity of the professionals that we watch on TV, and has changed how I view the game.

The Myth Of Poker Talent

This book has debunked the myth that talent is necessary to become a successful poker player.

The Habits Of Winning Poker Players

The information was presented in a way that anyone who is new to the game can easily understand, especially the glossary

Decide To Play Great Poker

The book provides the first step in becoming a better, more confident No-Limit Texas Hold Em player.

Life’s A Gamble

Reading his story is fun and easy, offering an inside view of the man behind the screen both in the poker and golf world.

Real Grinders

he best thing about this book is how many perspectives you receive.

Essential Poker Math

This piece will teach you fundamental poker math and how to use it to increase your winnings.

The Psychology and Body Language of Poker

Mike Caro was and remains a pioneer in poker strategy. He’s written innumerable articles and reports on the science of poker over the years, and continues to do so today.

Every Hand Revealed

This entry from the mainstream publishing house Kensington might surprise a few people, but it’s a stupendously good poker book geared mostly for no-limit hold’em tournament play.

Zen and the Art of Poker

Zen has become the new age way of thinking for a lot of people who swear by the approach to life.

The Making Of A Poker Player

This is a highly unusual poker book, but one that stands up well over time. Fresh out of college, author Matt Matros started playing in recreational poker games in the Washington, DC area (where I first met him — that story’s in the book).

The Mental Game of Poker

I debated whether or not to include such a recently published book on this list. Most books need time to measure properly and years to assess fully.

The Mathematics of Poker

Recreational players and those with no math background will have a difficult time understanding the text, or following what the authors try to prove. However, both books are noteworthy for their intensive attention to detail and demonstration that winning poker is both an art and a science.

Phil Gordon’s Little Green Book

Phil Gordon was one of the biggest poker stars of the 2000s. This book was released at the height of his fame, coming off his role as host of the television show Celebrity Poker.

Elements of Poker

Beyond statistics, beyond whether to raise, call, or fold, Elements of Poker reveals a new world of profitability for your bankroll and your life.

Kill Phil

This book actually changed the way poker was played for a while, especially no-limit hold’em tournaments.

The Full Tilt Poker Strategy Guide

Full Tilt” might be a toxic name now and a sour memory for many poker players. But there was a time when the Full Tilt Poker stable of pros were the rockstars of the game.