|Harrington on Online Cash Games: 6-Max No-Limit
by Dan Harrington
Dan Harrington's grasp of the game is remarkable. Harrington's focus
in this book seems to be the most efficient use of online tools. He briefly
touches on some basics of poker, the differences between live and online, and
then he delves into the world of the database.
His treatment of HUD
statistics (HUD stands for head-up display - A HUD is an advanced software
application providing real-time information about the players at your online
poker table) is very worthwhile for an amateur. Harrington specifically
describes a number of useful statistics that can be utilized to take advantage
of patterns in your opponents' pre and postflop tendencies. After adapting my
HUD to Harrington's suggestions I have made a number of strong plays that I
wouldn't have thought to make otherwise.
He gives some really excellent
suggestions on note-taking. You will go from a haphazard assortment of random
notes to a clean system organized by street. He also helps discern some of the
more important information to take note of. There is even a part about not
cursing your opponents in the note box.
The most fundamentally sound
analysis anywhere, laid out clearly. Once you beat small stakes games online,
you'll crush medium stakes live.
Paperback - 531
pages (15 Jun 2010)
|Think Like a Poker Pro: How to Study, Plan and
Play Like a Professional
by Byron Jacobs
If you have ambitions to join the ranks of the
consistently winning players, this book might help you plan your
There is a great deal more to being a successful player than
simply knowing how to play a good game. Playing good poker is largely a
technical skill which can be learned. Being a consistently successful player is
much harder and necessitates acquiring expertise in many other
Byron Jacobs has been a successful online poker player for seven
years. In this book he identifies precisely how this can be achieved and shows
how much of the battle actually needs to be conducted away from the table. If
you already play a fair game of poker but want to become one of the very few
players who consistently "play well", then you need this book.
concepts discussed in this book are brought into clear focus on the
accompanying 180 minute DVD of videos where the author can be seen explaining
his decision-making process. This DVD addition makes the book great value and
this the way forward for poker books.
Paperback - 301
pages (1 Feb 2011)
|Secrets of Non-standard Sit 'n' Gos
by Phil Shaw
The sitngo (single
table tournament) format is one of the most popular and exciting ways to play
poker. However, ten players sitting at one table and playing for three prizes
is not the only possible format. There are many other ways that these events
can be run and these can provide a lucrative opportunity for the skilled
player. In Secrets of non-standard Sitngos, Phil Shaw navigates you
through these exciting variants and explains how you can make them profitable.
The alternative formats discussed include: * Heads-up
sitngos (2-player) * 6-max sitngos *
Sitngos with two tables * 45-player and 180-player
sitngos * Step systems (with prizes as entries to bigger money
sitngos) * Hyper turbos * Super satellites ...and many
Secrets of non-standard Sitngos also analyses the most
effective way to capitalise on rakeback and reward programs.
This is not
the most insightful of books but it will give you some new ways to analyse the
different types of Sit'n'Gos that you play in.
Hardcover - 272
pages (12 May 2009)
|Online Ace: A World Series Poker Champion's Guide
to Mastering Internet Poker
by Scott Fischman
Thsi is not a re-write or clone of everything else
already out there. Although it is a niche book-addressing mostly online play-
it is one of the best niche books I've read so far. Unlike many other poker
books, Fischman's books teaches you how to "think" about the game in ways your
opponents might not consider. There are more "nuggets" in this short text than
many of the "cookie cutter" approach books coming down the pipeline.
His format and style are also very refreshing after so many rehashed
"clone" type poker books. Although he doesn't provide a "hand chart" type book,
his strategic ideas are worth their weight and he gives away much more in the
way of "secrets" than many of the other high profile authors seem to be willing
to. If you have not read a poker book prior to this one it will help your game.
You will find it all very useful. It is a great book to make your first poker
book, especially if you do not like maths.
Paperback - 256
pages (25 Feb 2007)
|Online Poker in Easy Steps: Play Poker Like a
by Stuart Yarnold, Computer Sep Editorial Team (Editor)
This easy-to-understand illustrated book
introduces the essential facets of this popular game, explaining how it differs
from "bricks and mortar" poker. After teaching you the fundamentals of poker
software and security, it will help you to choose the most advantageous game
and table. Within a few succinct chapters, you'll learn the key elements and
strategies of Texas Holdem, the most popular online game. The title also
explains how to play No-Limit Texas Holdem and Omaha, plus the rudiments
of Seven-Card Stud. Tournament play is also covered.
Online Poker in
easy steps does not guarantee you a winning hand, but it will enhance your
chances of getting up to standard in short shrift. Well written, nicely
illustrated, and very easy to understand. For the typical online player playing
the low-limit tables, this book is the ideal introduction. Buy
Paperback - 192 pages (September 15, 2005)