Books on Texas Hold'Em

Discover the must-read books on Texas Hold’Em that every poker enthusiast should have in their library. These  titles cover a wide range of topics, from basic rules and strategies to advanced techniques used by professional players. Whether you’re a beginner looking to learn the fundamentals or an experienced player seeking to improve your game, these books offer valuable insights and practical advice. Written by poker experts and successful players, these guides will help you master the art of Texas Hold’Em and take your skills to the next level.

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    Small Stakes Hold ’em

    By: David Sklansky,Mason Malmuth, Ed Miller
    Subtitle: Winning Big with Expert Play

    For today’s poker players, Texas hold ’em is the game, with tens of thousands of small stakes hold ’em games played daily around the world in homes, card rooms, and on the Internet. These games can be very profitable if you play well, but most people don’t and end up leaving their money on the table. this book explains everything you need to be a big winner, teaching the aggressive and attacking style used by all professional players. Unlike many other books about small stakes games, it doesn’t just tell you to play aggressively; it shows you exactly how to make expert decisions through numerous clear and detailed examples. The book covers topics such as implied odds, pot equity, speculative hands, position, the importance of being suited, hand categories, counting outs, evaluating the flop, large pots versus small pots, protecting your hand, betting for value on the river, and playing overcards. After learning the winning concepts, you can test your skills with over fifty hand quizzes that present common and critical hold ’em decisions, allowing you to choose your action and compare it to the authors’ play and reasoning.


    How to Win at Online Texas Hold ’em

    By: Jack Parker
    Subtitle: Insider Tips, Strategies, and Advice to Help You Master the Game of Online Poker

    How to Win at Online Texas Hold ‘Em is the ultimate guide for anyone looking to make serious money playing online poker. Packed with the latest cutting-edge strategies and insider tips, this book covers everything from calculating pot odds and outs to advanced techniques like blind stealing, squeezing, and adjusting your speed of play to compete with high rollers. You’ll also learn how to effectively use check boxes/auto plays, track your opponents’ fold and flop percentages, and even use the chat box to gain an edge. Written in plain, easy-to-understand English, “How to Win at Online Texas Hold ‘Em” is designed to systematically lead you through the process of mastering online poker, step by step. By implementing the strategies and advice contained in this book, you’ll quickly recoup its cost many times over in a single playing session, making it an invaluable resource for anyone serious about consistently winning big at online poker.

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    Winning Poker

    By: Dean Matthewson
    Subtitle: 200 Rules, Techniques, and Strategies

    Winning Poker is a beautifully crafted guide that covers all the essential poker games, including the popular Texas Hold ‘Em, Omaha, Seven-Card Stud, Five-Card Stud, and Five-Card Draw, as well as more unique variations like Baseball (and Night Baseball), High-Low, Roll Your Own, Guts, and High/Low Chicago. The book is packed with insider tips to help players elevate their game, such as reading opponents’ bluffs, identifying bluffers, analyzing the game, and deciphering poker slang, making it an indispensable resource for both novice and experienced players looking to dominate their Monday night poker games.


    Harrington on Hold ’em

    By: Dan Harrington
    Subtitle: Expert Strategies for No-Limit Tournaments, Volume III: The Workbook

    In this workbook, you’ll find a series of problems designed by Dan Harrington to evaluate your understanding of the principles outlined in the first two volumes. A significant portion of these problems zeroes in on a crucial aspect that often challenges aspiring players: strategies for post-flop play.


    Harrington on Hold ’em

    By: Dan Harrington
    Subtitle: Expert Strategy for No-Limit Tournaments, Volume II: The Endgame

    In the highly anticipated sequel, Harrington on Hold ’em: Volume II: The Endgame, Dan Harrington delves into the critical later stages of no-limit hold ’em tournaments. As the field narrows, the blinds and antes escalate, and the substantial prize money looms just ahead, Harrington guides readers through the intricacies of navigating this high-pressure phase. With his signature clarity and wisdom, Harrington teaches readers how to make bold moves, tackle the tricky inflection point plays that can make or break a tournament run, and adjust strategies when only a few opponents remain. Notably, this volume features an entire chapter dedicated to heads-up play—an area of the game that, until now, has been zealously guarded by poker’s elite. Whether you’re a seasoned poker veteran or a budding enthusiast, Harrington’s expert insights will help you approach the endgame with confidence and poise. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of the game’s most respected strategists as he pulls back the curtain on tournament poker’s most critical and demanding stages.

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    Harrington on Hold ’em

    By: Dan Harrington
    Subtitle: Expert Strategy for No-Limit Tournaments, Volume I: Strategic Play

    Harrington on Hold ’em is the definitive guide to tournament no-limit Texas hold ’em poker. In this first volume of the series, poker legend Dan Harrington reveals his expert strategies for the early and middle stages of tournaments, covering topics such as hand selection, betting patterns, bluffing, pot odds, playing styles, and reading opponents. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, Harrington’s lucid insights and real-world examples will help you navigate the subtle complexities of no-limit hold ’em and give you the edge you need to win. This is a must-read for any serious student of tournament poker.


    Championship Hold’em Satellite Strategy

    By: Tom McEvoy, Brad Daugherty

    Two world champions, Chris Moneymaker and Grey Raymer, share their secrets on how to win your way into big tournaments offering millions of dollars in prize money by playing in small-entry fee tournaments. Moneymaker parlayed a $39 satellite win into a world championship title and $2.5 million, while Raymer turned $150 into $5 million in 2004. These exciting mini-tournaments, called satellites, have made the authors millions of dollars, and now they reveal their proven insider strategies for beating limit and no-limit hold’em satellites, as well as one-table, multi-table, online, and super satellites. Step-by-step, you’ll learn how to replicate their success and potentially transform a modest investment into a life-changing prize.

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    Championship Hold’em

    By: T.J. Cloutier, Tom McEvoy
    Subtitle: How to Win Hold'em Cash Games & Tournaments

    Discover hard-hitting hold’em strategies for today’s limit cash games and tournaments, with killer advice on winning more money in rammin’-jammin’ games, kill-pot, jackpot, shorthanded, and other cash games. Learn tournament strategies for small buy-in, big buy-in, rebuy, incremental add-on, satellite, and big-field major tournaments. Players will master the thinking process for the pre-flop, flop, turn, and river, including play-by-play analyses. Get specific advice for dealing with rocks in tight games, weaklings in loose games, and experts in solid games. Understand how hand values change and when to fold, check, raise, reraise, check-raise, slowplay, and bluff.

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    52 Tips for Texas Hold ’em Poker

    By: Barry Shulman

    Hold’em is a game of intriguing simplicity and complexity. Many players fail to explore into its complexities, relying solely on personal experience, often misinterpreting it. This presents a significant opportunity for those willing to invest time and effort into honing their skills. Despite the abundance of literature on limit hold’em, there’s a scarcity of resources tailored for novices. This book fills that gap, offering a solid basic strategy to enhance both enjoyment and profitability for newcomers. It emphasizes the importance of mastering fundamentals before advancing further.

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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 Intelligent Guide to Texas Hold’em Poker

    By: Sam Braids

    This book provides a solid foundation in Texas Hold’em rules, strategy and important concepts for both beginning and intermediate players looking to improve their game. The mathematical and psychological discussions provide valuable perspective.

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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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    Killer Poker Hold’em Handbook

    By: John Vorhaus
    Subtitle: Hold'Em Handbook, a Workbook for Winners

    Vorhaus teaches you how to play smart, fearless hold’em and turn every session into a winner. Through problem-solving exercises and drills, he shows you how to read other players’ tells, exploit their flaws, and close the holes in your game. Learn to attack new players before they get comfortable, use a “fakiac” image to appear like a maniac even when you’re not, and capitalize on the mistakes of others. Additionally, discover how to profit from loose raises, avoid loose calls, and effectively handle super-aggressive players.

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    Poker Simple and Effective Strategies to Execute in the Game of Poker

    By: Kevin Bailey

    If you want to stop simply playing poker and start winning at it, then this is the book you have been waiting for. Inside, you will find a wide variety of basic strategies that can be put into play with only a minimum amount of practice required. You will learn numerous different betting strategies that can be put into action in various scenarios, including the cbet, the 3bet, and the over-bet. Additionally, you will discover how to play from specific positions in the turn order to maximize your win rates as much as possible. The sheer number of poker games being played around the world at any given moment means that there is always someone on the verge of a serious payday. With the strategies found in these pages, there is no reason it can’t be you. Inside, you will find everything you need to know about pot odds to ensure you never make the wrong decision in the moment again. You will also learn:

    – The differences between ratios and percentages for poker hands and why it really matters.
    – All the details for maximizing the least considered of all the Texas Hold’em betting rounds.
    – A detailed breakdown of the four major types of poker players and how to triumph against each of them.
    – The best times to use the double barrel strategy for maximum results.

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    Championship 107 Hold’em Tournament Hands

    By: Tom McEvoy, T.J. Cloutier
    Subtitle: A Hand-by-Hand Guide to Winning Hold'em Tournaments!

    Gain tremendous insights into how tournament poker is played at the highest level as two poker legends dissect 107 actual hold’em hands. Among them are forty-five key hands played by champions in turnaround situations, revealing the key concepts and thinking behind each hand. From basic strategy scenarios to challenging and tricky situations, players are guided through a comprehensive understanding of the game.

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    Poker Plays You Can Use

    By: Doug Hull

    The book is divided into two main parts. Initially, you’ll encounter a series of poker hand examples, designed to highlight the thought process difference between an average no-limit hold’em player and a professional. Each example offers a minor enhancement to your gameplay. The second part transforms the lessons from the first part into tasks. Regularly performing these tasks and applying your should enhance your poker skills.

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    Superstar Poker Strategy

    By: Doyle Brunson, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Johnny Chan
    Subtitle: The World's Greatest Players Reveal Their Winning Secrets

    The world’s top poker players share their expert advice on mastering various poker styles such as tournaments, cash games, no-limit, limit and pot-limit hold’em, Omaha (high-low and PLO), 7-card stud (razz, high-low), and triple draw in the book Superstars of Poker. The book features strategies and secrets from poker legends like Doyle Brunson, known as the greatest poker player and the Godfather of Poker, and Phil Helmuth, who holds the record for the most WSOP championships. Other contributors include Daniel Negreanu, a 6-time bracelet winner and author, Lyle Berman, founder of the World Poker Tour, Bobby Baldwin, Johnny Chan, Mike Caro, Jennifer Harman, Todd Brunson, and Crandell Addington.


    The Little Black Book of Poker

    By: John Hartley, Kerren Barbas Steckler

    The Little Black Book of Poker is a compact guide to the popular card game of poker. It covers the essential rules, strategies, and tips for playing various types of poker games, including Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Seven-Card Stud, and more. The book is designed to help beginners learn the basics of the game and improve their skills, while also serving as a handy reference for more experienced players. The spiral-bound format makes it easy to use and carry around, making it a convenient resource for poker enthusiasts.

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    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.


    No Limit Hold’em

    By: Thomas Mitchell
    Subtitle: Crushing Micro Stakes & Small Stakes Poker

    This book is the ultimate guide for conquering micro stakes No Limit Hold’em. It stands alone in its category, offering players targeted strategies for overcoming the challenges of both the smallest micro stakes and small stakes games. Whether your arena is online micro stakes No Limit Hold’em or live small stakes games, this book provides all the essentials for triumph. A deep understanding of the typical micro stakes player’s mindset is crucial for defeating them. Covered topics in this book include: starting hands specific to micro stakes, types of players, styles of play, betting strategies unique to micro stakes, how to read the board at micro stakes levels, and much more. The book is enriched with numerous actual hand histories, showcasing real gameplay with commentary explaining the outcomes. A quiz in the final chapter tests your newly acquired knowledge, complete with answers and thorough explanations. Mastering this quiz means you’re prepared to take on the tables! If your goal is to profit from the lowest level micro stakes and small stakes games, this book by is indispensable.

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    Stepping Up

    By: Randy Burgess
    Subtitle: The Recreational Player's Guide to Beating Casino and Internet Poker

    This book is the ideal guide for anyone looking to improve their poker game, whether you’re a home game enthusiast ready to step up your play or an intermediate player facing challenges. It goes beyond the basics that beginner poker books often focus on, covering crucial topics that are usually only briefly touched upon in advanced texts. These include reading hands and opponents, calculating odds and outs, adjusting your strategy based on the type of game, and much more. It also provides insights into practicing and playing poker online. As Roy West mentions in his introduction, this is a “thinking about poker” book that you’ll wish your opponents haven’t read. Suitable for players of hold’em or stud, this book by is designed to put you on the path to winning.


    Winning Poker For The Serious Player

    By: Edwin Silberstang

    Silberstang offers twelve impactful chapters, supplemented by over 100 real-life examples, filled with valuable advice on mastering games like Seven Card Stud, Texas Hold ‘Em, Draw Poker, Loball, High-Low, and over 10 other variations.

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    Super System

    By: Doyle Brunson
    Subtitle: A Course in Power Poker

    In this comprehensive guide, two-time world champion Doyle Brunson collaborates with five leading experts to provide invaluable advice on when to raise, call, bet, and fold in various poker games. The book covers limit and no-limit hold ’em, high and low 7-stud, draw poker, and lowball. Brunson’s collaborators include poker legends David “Chip” Reese, Mike Caro, David Sklansky, Joey Hawthorne, and former world champion Bobby Baldwin, each bringing their unique specialties and insights to the table.

    This book is the result of over 10,000 hours of combined effort by the world’s greatest players and theorists. It stands unrivaled in its scope and value, offering a wealth of knowledge and strategies for serious poker players looking to elevate their game. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or an aspiring player, this book is an essential addition to your poker library, providing the tools and understanding needed to make informed decisions and improve your performance at the poker table.

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    Middle Limit Holdem Poker

    By: Bob Ciaffone

    Middle Limit Holdem Poker covers strategy for $10-20 to $40-80 levels, discussing over 400 real hands. Its extensive use of practical examples has set a benchmark for poker writing, inspiring many future books.


    Inside the Poker Mind

    By: John Feeney, David Sklansky
    Subtitle: Essays on Hold 'em and General Poker Concepts

    Mastering all the skills of poker, such as hand selection, playing position, image projection, and hand reading, is essential to becoming a proficient player. However, even those who have honed these skills often struggle, barely winning at lower limits. Their performance typically worsens when they compete against superior players at higher limits. The key is not just acquiring these skills, but effectively integrating them. This book aims to demonstrate that success in poker requires strategic thinking and a systematic approach to the game.


    Advanced Concepts in No-Limit Hold’em

    By: Hunter Cichy
    Subtitle: A modern approach to poker analysis

    This book on No-Limit Hold’em, a notoriously intricate game, offers a straightforward, practical approach to poker analysis. The strategy is based on five key poker theory elements: pot odds, implied odds, pot equity, fold equity, and minimum defense frequency. He thoroughly explores each topic and their interplay. By merging optimal opening ranges with clear math and game theory explanations, Cichy provides a potent strategy that’s simple to apply and hard to counter.

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    Real Poker Night

    By: Henry Stephenson, Lou Krieger
    Subtitle: Taking Your Home Game To A New Level

    This  guide covers every aspect of poker, from setting up a serious home game to running a no-limit tournament. It provides casino-grade rules for resolving any situation and offers advice on maintaining a friendly atmosphere in games. The book also explains the mathematical basis of poker strategy and how to use tactics and read tells in a home game setting. It offers introductions to popular poker variants like Texas Hold ‘Em, Seven-Card Stud, and Omaha. The book, which includes a foreword by Poker for Dummies author Lou Krieger, is the first to bring the intensity of serious poker to casual players. It’s worth noting that poker is played by 60-80 million Americans and watched by over 5 million people on shows like the World Series of Poker on ESPN, the World Poker Tour on the Travel Channel, and Celebrity Poker Showdown on Bravo.

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    Hold’em Excellence

    By: Lou Krieger
    Subtitle: From Beginner to Winner

    Written in 2000 just before the poker boom, “Hold’em Excellence” serves as a guide primarily focused on playing limit poker, especially in live casino settings. At a time when limit poker’s popularity has waned in favor of no-limit tournaments, this book captures the strategies that professional poker players have been refining for years. Lou Krieger shares this extensive knowledge with beginners, aiming to elevate their game. The book’s value is significantly enhanced by the inclusion of a graphical hand ranking chart, detailing which hands to play and from which position, making it a worthwhile investment on its own.

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    Winning Low Limit Hold’em

    By: Lee Jones

    For more than twenty-five years, Winning Low Limit Hold’em has served as the definitive introductory guide to Texas Hold’em. Players experienced in hold’em recommend this book to their friends eager to understand the game. It has been recently updated and expanded, now featuring sections on online poker and no-limit hold’em single-table tournaments, making it the essential book for anyone looking to begin their hold’em journey.


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