Books on Poker Odds

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    Poker Genius

    By: Adam Cunningham
    Subtitle: 25 Tips For Beginners For Understanding Poker Math To Become A Strategic Expert

    A resource designed specifically for beginners who wish to delve into the side of poker. This book strives to empower readers to become players by offering 25 insightful tips that encompass a wide array of poker math concepts, such as probability, odds and expected value. Moreover it delves into aspects like poker theory and strategy equipping novices with a foundation, in the game and enhancing their decision making abilities at the poker table.

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    Poker Workbook for Math Geeks

    By: Doug Hull

    This book serves as an educational Sudoku for poker enthusiasts. It’s an ideal tool to sharpen your poker mental math skills on your way to Vegas. The book begins by teaching how to evaluate your hand’s worth against another. It then progresses to implied odds, and finally, to calculating your value against a range of hands. The book offers hundreds of exercises to make poker math automatic and intuitive. It provides estimation techniques and shortcuts for quick calculations at the table. The learning process is through repetition, with ample problems for practice.

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    The Science of Poker

    By: Dr. Mahmood N. Mahmood

    This revolutionary gambling book offers a comprehensive analysis of Limit and Pot-Limit Omaha, Texas Hold ’em, and Seven-Card Stud, as well as No-Limit Hold ’em. It provides a general discussion of the three primary skills of poker—”people, probabilities, and money”—and includes a detailed overview of starting-hand selection and simple methods for calculating probabilities relevant to these games. Additionally, the book features analyses of a hundred examples of the most common situations in “after the flop play” for Omaha and Hold ’em, and “beyond the fourth street” play for Seven-Card Stud.


    Weighing the Odds in Hold’em Poker

    By: King Yao

    King Yao explains how to play Hold’Em poker, covering topics such as sizing up your opponents, counting “outs,” figuring pot odds, and understanding the value of position. He also delves into determining when to raise, call, or fold, as well as strategies for bluffing, semi-bluffing, slowplaying, and check-raising. Additionally, Yao provides insights into regular games, shorthanded games, and playing poker on the Internet.

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    The Poker Tournament Formula

    By: Arnold Snyder

    The Poker Tournament Formula explores the intricacies of poker strategy with a focus, on no limit Texas Hold’em tournaments. Snyder, a seasoned poker pro and expert in gambling shares insights and tactics to excel in the world of tournament play. The book covers a range of aspects such as hand selection at the beginning strategic positioning during gameplay understanding pot odds and implied odds as well as reading opponents effectively. What sets this book apart is its approach to strategy – highlighting the significance of assertiveness and chip accumulation. With its guidance The Poker Tournament Formula equips players with the tools they need to enhance their skills and maximize their chances of success, in both events and international competitions.

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    Texas Hold’em Odds and Probabilities

    By: Matthew Hilger
    Subtitle: Limit, No-Limit, and Tournament Strategies

    Every single decision you make at the poker table is in some way related to odds and probabilities. Whether you are deciding to bet, call, fold, raise, or even bluff, odds and probabilities are an integral part of the decision-making process.

    – How often does each starting hand win against a specific hand or random hand?
    – What are the odds of your opponent holding a pocket pair when he raises?
    – What is the probability that an over-card will flop when you hold JJ?
    – How do you determine if drawing is profitable or not?

    This book covers all forms of the game, including limit, no-limit, and tournament situations. It does more than just show you how to calculate the odds – more importantly, the focus is on how to apply odds to make better decisions. Hilger’s approach shows that you do not need to be a math wiz to be successful in poker. Simple concepts and strategies that anyone can learn will have you matching wits with the top players in no time. Some of the topics include: raising draws for value, backdoor draws, facing all-in decisions before the flop, protecting your hand, the impact of stack sizes, and much more. In addition, the most comprehensive collection of Texas Hold’em charts and statistics ever put in print is provided as reference.


    Scoop! Big O and PLO8

    By: Greg Vail and Doug Hull
    Subtitle: Winning High Low Concepts for the Hold'em Mind

    This is a poker strategy book that focuses on teaching winning concepts and strategies for two popular poker games: Big O and Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo (PLO8). The book is designed for players who are familiar with Texas Hold’em but want to expand their skills and knowledge to these high-low split games. It covers topics such as hand selection, reading opponents, pot odds, and bluffing, as well as specific strategies for playing Big O and PLO8. The goal of the book is to help Hold’em players transition to these games and improve their overall poker skills.


    The Basics of Winning Caribbean Stud Poker and Let It Ride

    By: J. Edward Allen

    The Basics of Winning Caribbean Stud Poker and Let It Ride provides an introduction to the rules, strategies, and techniques for playing and winning at Caribbean Stud Poker and Let It Ride, two popular casino card games. The book aims to help readers understand the basics of these games, improve their skills, and increase their chances of winning. It covers topics such as game rules, betting strategies, odds, and tips for playing in a casino environment. The book is designed for both beginners and experienced players who want to enhance their knowledge and skills in these games.

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    Poker Math

    By: James Chesterton
    Subtitle: Simple and Basic Poker Math To Help You Crush The Competition, Pile Up Money And Feel Like A Professional Poker Player

    Whether you’re just starting out in poker or have been playing for some time, this book is designed to elevate your game through the application of poker math. It’s written in clear, easy-to-understand language, focusing solely on enhancing your poker skills without any unnecessary filler. By using poker math, you can advance to the next level, regardless of your current experience. The key topics covered in this book include tracking pot sizes, selecting hands that are profitable, counting your outs, and calculating odds.

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    The Video Poker Answer Book

    By: John Grochowski

    John Grochowski provides straightforward insights in this book on the functioning of machines and optimal strategies for tackling modern variations of this casino staple. It addresses over 300 questions. How can a player identify a high-paying machine? What impact do bonuses on certain infrequent hands have on strategy? Does the optimal playing method vary on new machines that allow the customer to play three, four, five, 10, or even 50 hands simultaneously?

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    Practical Poker Math

    By: Pat Dittmar
    Subtitle: Basic Odds & Probabilities for Hold'em & Omaha
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    Poker Odds Made Easy

    By: I.H. Richmond
    Subtitle: Poker Math Made Easy

    Poker Odds Made Easy by I.H. Richmond aims to simplify the complex mathematical concepts and calculations involved in poker. It provides readers with an easy-to-understand guide to calculating poker odds and probabilities, helping them make better decisions at the poker table. The book covers various aspects of poker math, including pot odds, implied odds, expected value, and hand probabilities. It is designed for both beginners and experienced players who want to improve their understanding of the mathematical side of poker and gain an edge over their opponents.

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    Essential Poker Math

    By: Alton Hardin
    Subtitle: Fundamental No Limit Hold'em Mathematics You Need To Know

    This book reveals that the fear of poker math being too difficult to learn is unfounded. In reality, mastering the fundamental math of No Limit Holdem poker is not only straightforward but also crucial for those looking to increase their profits at the poker table. By not applying basic math, players essentially reduce the game to mere guesswork. This book will teach you how to use simple arithmetic to significantly enhance your skill advantage over your opponents, helping you to win more and lose less. Poker players who ignore math are just guessing, but after reading this book, you’ll be equipped to make the correct mathematical decisions during the game. These simple mathematical concepts are vital for anyone looking to improve their poker game.

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    Beating the Odds

    By: John Schroeder
    Subtitle: Poker Strategies for Leading Projects and Winning at Work

    Poker and business share common elements: people focus, complexity management, and the bravery to make tough choices. Success doesn’t come with a guaranteed recipe. “Beating the Odds” presents seven key strategies for success, using relatable poker situations. These strategies are as relevant in the office as they are during a poker game. The seven strategies that distinguish winners from losers are: decision-making driven by specific outcomes, adaptable game plans, dedicated resources, professional focus, not being distracted by the cards, discipline, and courage for long-term success. To apply these strategies to your business, first establish your desired outcomes and allocate the necessary plans, resources, and time. Then, play like a professional: focus on people, maintain discipline, and have the courage to overcome challenges. “Beating the Odds” demonstrates how to use these strategies to consistently perform well at work, and possibly improve your poker game.

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    The Complete Book Of Hold’Em Poker

    By: Gary Carson
    Subtitle: A Comprehensive Guide to Playing and Winning

    The Complete Book of Hold ‘Em Poker: A Comprehensive Guide to Playing and Winning provides an in-depth analysis of Texas Hold ‘Em poker. The book covers various aspects of the game, including rules, strategies, odds, and psychology, to help players improve their skills and increase their chances of winning. The book is designed for players of all skill levels, from beginners to advanced players, and offers valuable insights and tips on how to play and win at Texas Hold ‘Em. It covers topics such as hand selection, betting strategies, bluffing, reading opponents, and managing your bankroll. The book also includes examples and real-life scenarios to illustrate key concepts and strategies, making it an essential resource for anyone looking to improve their poker game.

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    Advanced Limit Hold’em Strategy

    By: Barry Tanenbaum

    Barry Tanenbaum’s book, Advanced Limit Hold’em Strategy, is a game-changer. It unveils techniques used by top players, previously unexplained. Tanenbaum, a seasoned professional poker coach, has been playing and winning for over two decades. The book explores top players’ tactics, ‘card-independent’ strategies, and blind play. Unlike other authors, Tanenbaum explains the dependencies in complex situations and how to handle them. This book is not for beginners, but for those seeking to understand advanced plays for increased winnings.

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    Victory at Video Poker

    By: Frank Scoblete

    Video poker and various other video games are rapidly expanding in popularity within casinos. Many of these games offer an enjoyable mix of luck and strategy, which can potentially lead to sustained victories, provided you understand which machines to choose and the best way to play them.

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    Texas Hold’em Odds

    By: Catalin Barboianu
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    Omaha High-Low

    By: Bill Boston
    Subtitle: Play to Win With The Odds

    This guide to the trending poker game, Omaha high-low, is the only one providing reliable data on all 5,211 possible hands. It uniquely illustrates the odds of each of the 5,278 hands winning the high, low end of the pot, and the frequency of scooping all chips.

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