Books on Limit Texas Hold'em

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    Championship No Limit Pot Limit Hold ‘Em

    By: Tom McEvoy, T.J. Cloutier,

    The authors T. J. Cloutier and Tom McEvoy collectively hold 8 championship titles. This book stands as the ultimate manual for triumphing in two of the globe’s most thrilling poker variations. It answers crucial questions for players: From mastering the art of reading opponents and outplaying them, to making strategic bets, raises, and re-raises in no-limit hold’em, and executing bluffs. It also covers strategies for setting up opponents in pot-limit hold’em to secure substantial pots, alongside tactics for clinching victories in no-limit and pot-limit tournaments, including satellites and supersatellites. This guide offers solid and insightful advice from two highly recognizable poker experts.


    Championship Hold’em Tournament Hands

    By: Tom McEvoy
    Subtitle: A Hand By Hand Strategy Guide to Winning Hold'em Tournaments

    A comprehensive guide that will elevate your poker game to a championship level. The book features 61 chapters covering every playable hand in both limit and no-limit hold’em games. With numerous examples, you’ll learn how to play each starting hand from every position, from pre-flop and flop to the turn and river. Additionally, you’ll gain valuable insights into high-level tournament poker strategy by following the thought processes of world champions through 45 real hands played at the World Series of Poker as they compete for millions of dollars. This is a unique opportunity to learn from tournament legends McEvoy and Cloutier as they share their secrets on how to win hold’em tournaments, ranging from weekly limit games with friends to the prestigious main event. Thorough, powerful, and filled with exclusive insights, this book is an essential resource for any tournament hold’em player looking to take their game to the next level.


    Championship How to Win Hold’em Satellites

    By: Tom McEvoy, Brad Daugherty
    Subtitle: One-Table Satellites • Supersatellites • Online Satellites

    The book teaches players how to win their way into high-stakes tournaments offering millions in prize money by participating in small-entry fee tournaments known as satellites. The authors draw inspiration from the success stories of Chris Moneymaker, who turned a $39 satellite win into a world championship title and $2.5 million, and Greg Raymer, who transformed $150 into $5 million in 2004. Having made millions through these mini-tournaments themselves, the authors now share their secrets with readers. The book provides step-by-step guidance on proven insider strategies for beating limit and no-limit hold’em satellites, as well as one-table, multi-table, online, and supersatellites. With eleven comprehensive sections, numerous examples, and wise advice, this book serves as an indispensable resource for aspiring champions looking to make their mark in the world of tournament poker.


    Limit Hold’em

    By: Terry Borer
    Subtitle: Winning Short-Handed Strategies

    A comprehensive guide designed to help players master the art of short-handed limit hold’em poker. Through a combination of well-explained strategies and illustrative examples, the book provides readers with the tools and knowledge necessary to excel in this challenging format. The author delves into the unique dynamics of short-handed play, covering essential topics such as hand selection, position, betting patterns, and exploitative tactics. By studying and applying the concepts presented in this book, players can develop a strong foundation and gain a significant edge over their opponents in short-handed limit hold’em games.


    How to Beat Small Poker Games

    By: Alan N. Schoonmaker

    This book is tailored for skilled, dedicated poker players who consistently outperform their opponents yet struggle to achieve satisfactory results in small stakes games like $4-$8 limit hold’em and $1/$2 no limit. Unlike other poker books that overlook the unique challenges of these seemingly soft but deceptively difficult games, such as higher relative costs, weaker players, and opponents driven by fun rather than profit, this guide provides targeted advice to help serious players adapt their strategy and finally beat these frustrating tables.

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    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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    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.


    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.


    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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    Winner’s Guide To Texas Hold’em Poker

    By: Ken Warren

    For beginning and intermediate players, Warren shares his insider tips for mastering and winning at Texas hold’em. This revised, updated, and expanded edition now also includes strategies for no-limit hold’em. Players will learn strategies for playing every hand from any position and with any type of flop, understand the 14 categories of starting hands, recognize the 10 most common hold’em tells, discover how to assess a game for profit, grasp the importance of deception, master the art of bluffing, and much more.

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    Hold’Em Poker for Advanced Players

    By: David Sklansky, Mason Malmuth

    The updated version of this book is called “Limit Hold ’em Poker for Advanced Players”

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    How Good is Your Limit Hold’em?

    By: Byron Jacobs
    Subtitle: Volume 2

    Volume 1 of “How Good is Your Limit Hold’em” quickly became an essential book for serious limit hold’em players. Many professional and semi-professional players have remarked on the valuable tips they discovered within its pages. The book employs a unique test-yourself format that mimics live action play, encouraging readers to determine the optimal move at each stage of a hand. This second volume continues with the same engaging quiz format, introducing new hand examples that focus on the increasingly popular short-handed game.


    Improve Your Poker

    By: Bob Ciaffone

    This book on poker compiles articles that cover essential skills for excelling at the game. It caters to players at intermediate and advanced levels, discussing several forms of poker such as limit hold’em, no-limit hold’em, and pot-limit Omaha. The content is by various experts, focusing on the diverse abilities required to play poker well.


    Internet Texas Holdem New Expanded Edition

    By: Matthew Hilger
    Subtitle: Winning Strategies for Full-Ring and Short-Handed Games

    The allure of No Limit Hold’em has made it the poker game of choice. However, experienced professionals recognize that Limit Hold’em offers some of the most lucrative, low-risk opportunities. This updated and revised edition, with over 100 new pages and 250 example hands, provides a comprehensive course in winning Limit Hold’em. It offers step-by-step guidance on: selecting starting hands pre-flop, applying sound poker theory for winning play, setting traps and avoiding pitfalls, playing through the Flop, the Turn, and the River, understanding the odds and probabilities essential for success, bluffing strategies and detecting habitual bluffers, and much more. It also includes new chapters on strategies for short-handed games and multi-way pots. Poker is enjoyable, but winning makes it even better. With Matthew Hilger’s Internet Texas Hold ’em as your guide, you can quickly learn what others take a lifetime to discover.

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    Hold’em on the Come

    By: Rolf Slotboom, Dew Mason
    Subtitle: Limit Hold'Em Strategy For Drawing Hands

    In “Hold’em on the Come,” authors Rolf Slotboom and Dew Mason offer an insightful guide on how to effectively play drawing hands post-flop in hold’em poker. They introduce a systematic approach to help players decide whether to stay in the hand, addressing critical questions about playing with flush or straight draws, handling unimproved overcards, counting outs, and considering the pot’s size in decision-making. This book aims to improve players’ post-flop strategy significantly by providing a clear framework for evaluating their position in the game.


    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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