If you are thinking of becoming a professional poker player or just improve your skills at poker, then you should know that it takes a lot of time and skills to master the art of this game.
To help you out, here is a list of top 6 poker books wrote by famous professional poker players or poker coaches who don’t mind sharing their secrets and strategies of becoming the best at poker and of course, the key to their success.
If you enjoy reading, these books will help you improve your poker game and offer you a better understanding of poker strategy tactics you should use.
#6 Gus Hansen’s ‘’Every Hand Revealed’’
Gus Hansen is a Danish professional poker player and a former tennis champion. Gus won three World Poker Tour open titles, a Poker Superstar Invitation Tournament and the Aussie Million main event title. He was voted one of the People’s magazine sexiest men in 2004. In this book, the professional poker player describes the most important hands he played during Aussie Million World Poker Tour tournament, where he played against 747 adversaries and won $1.2 million. This poker book offers a unique perspective over the thought processes during a high – stakes tournament.
#5 David Sklansky’s ‘’Theory of Poker’’
David Sklansky is an American professional poker player and a famous poker author, with many publications. He won three World Series of Poker bracelets and the Poker by the Book Invitation in 2004. Also, he managed to win over $1.350.000 in live tournaments. In ‘’Theory of Poker’’ he is revealing the fundamental theory of poker by showing the readers how the gambling strategies and poker concepts can and should influence the game’s outcome and the player’s action.
#4 Jared Tandler’s ‘’The Mental Game of Poker’’
Jared Tandler is not a professional poker player, but he is a licenced mental health counselor and performance coach who mentors some of the best players in the world. His book offers first-rate mental game strategies to deal with tilt, eliminate fear, improve focus and perform under pressure. This book will help you regain your emotional control and motivation during a poker game.
#3 Victoria Coren’s ‘’For Richer for Poorer: A Love Affair with Poker’’
Victoria Coren is an English professional poker player, a presenter and a talented writer. In her autobiographical book ‘’For Richer for Poorer: A Love Affair with Poker’’, she shares her deepest insights about winning and losing at poker. In this book, you can follow the story of a poker revolution spiced with original characters, a lot of wit and passion for the game.
#2 Doyle Brunson’s ‘’Super System: A Course in Power Poker’’
Doyle Brunson is an American professional poker player with over 50 years of experience in the game. He is known as the first player who won $1 million in poker tournaments, he was included in Hall of Fame and he managed to win 10 World Series of Poker bracelets in his career. Bluff Magazine named him as ‘’the most influential force in the world of poker’’ in 2006. No wonder he is the author of several poker publications. His book ’’Super System: A Course in Power Poker’’ describes various strategies in poker games and offers valuable tips over emotion control, competition and motivation. Other professional poker players like Mike Caro, Chip Reese, and David Skalnsky contributed with sections dedicated to poker strategies.
#1 Alton Hardin’s ‘’ Essential Poker Math: Fundamental No Limit Hold’em Mathematics You Need to Know’’
Alton Hardin is another poker coach that made it on our list due to his 2015 best seller ’’ Essential Poker Math: Fundamental No Limit Hold’em Mathematics You Need to Know’’. He is an IT professional, a business man and the founder of MicroGrinder Poker School. With over 10,000 students, Alton teaches beginners and professional poker players to use simple mathematics at the poker table to increase their winnings and eliminate the ‘’guessing game’’.