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Picked up a few books on sale (hardcover), not really poker per se, but vegas/gambling related (see bottom of Biography section). Also rearranged it, putting a ton on little white shelf that holds way more than I thought it would.

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General, Comprehensive Courses/Guides, etc. (aka ones I didn't want to put in another category)
Caro's Most Profitable Hold'em Advice, by Mike Caro
The Art of Texas Hold’em by Ernest and Selinker
Stepping Up by Randy Burgess
12 Days to Hold’em Success by Mike Caro
Internet Poker by Krieger and Watterson
Internet Texas Hold’em by Matt Hilger
Little Black Book (aka Poker: the Real Deal) by Phil Gordon
Lessons from the Pro Poker Tour by David Apostolico
Why You Lose at Poker by Russell Fox and Scott Harker
Killer Poker by John Vorhaus
Killer Poker Online by John Vorhaus
Killer Poker Online 2 by John Vorhaus
Killer Poker Holdem Handbook by John Vorhaus
Secrets the Pros Wont Tell You About Winning Hold’em Poker by Krieger and Bykofsky
Winning Methods of Bluffing & Betting in Poker by Lynne Taetzsch
Secrets of Winning Poker by Tex Sheahan
Caro’s Fundamental Secrets of Winning Poker by Mike Caro
Poker Wisdom of a Champion by Doyle Brunson
Thursday Night Poker by Peter Steiner
Winning Poker for the Serious Player by Edwin Silberstang
Championship Hold’em Tournament Hands by Tom McEvoy and T.J. Cloutier
Outplaying the Boys by Cat Hulbert
Poker Players Bible by Kreiger
The Greatest Book of Poker for Winners, by George Epstein
When to Hold'em and When to Fold'em, by Barnes
Texas Hold'em Flop Types, by Mort Badizadegan
No Fold'em Hold'em, How to Win with the Little Cards and Send the Rock Stars to the Bar, by D.R. Sherer.
OnLine Poker for Winners, by D.R. Sherer.
Play Poker, Quit Work, and Sleep Till Noon, by John Fox.
The Little Green Book of Hold'em, by Walt Fong.
Oops I Won too Much Money by Tom Schneider
Full Tilt Poker Strategy Guide, Tournament Edition, by Michael Craig, editor
No Limit Texas Hold’em, A Complete Course by Angel Largay
Super System by Doyle Brunson, et. al.
Super System 2 by Doyle Brunson, et. al.
Guide to Doyle Brunson’s Super/System by Mike Caro
Hold’em Poker by Gary Carson
The Complete Book of Casino Poker by Gary Carson
Ken Warren Teaches Texas Hold’em by Ken Warren
Phil Helmuth’s Texas Hold’em by Phil Helmuth
Ace on the River by Barry Greenstein
77 Ways to Get the Edge at Casino Poker by Fred Renzey
Poker for Dummies by Harroch and Krieger
The Rules of Poker by Krieger and Bykofsky
Cooke's Rules of Real Poker by Roy Cooke and James Bond
The Best Hand I Ever Played by Steve Rosenbloom, ed.
Winning Texas Hold'em: Cash Game Poker Strategies for Players of all Skill Levels, by Mike Maroon
15 Costly Mistakes to Avoid while Playing No LimitTexas Hold 'EM: The Book of Blunders, by N. R. Villarreal
Mastering Hold'em and Omaha Poker, by Caro and Cappelletti
Machiavellian Poker Strategy: How to Play like a Prince and Rule the Poker Table by David Apostolico
Science of Poker by M. Mahmood
Mr. Lucky's Favorite Poker Games by Steve Maricic
The Intelligent Guide to Texas Hold'em Poker by Sam Braids
Paid to Play Poker by Barton M. Gratt
Poker Stories with Winning Lessons by Dr Barton Gratt
Play Poker to Win: Million Dollar Strategies from the Legendary World Series of Poker Winner by Amarillo Slim Preston
My 50 Most Memorable Hands by Doyle Brunson
52 Tips for No-Limit Texas Hold'em Poker by Barry Shulman
Poker as Life: 101 Lessons from the World's Greatest Game by Lee Schreiber
The Education of a Poker Pigeon: Secrets Learned from a Life of High-Stakes Poker, by Anonymous
Daniel Negreanu's Power Hold'em Strategy by Daniel Negreanu
How to Think like a Poker Pro by Roy Cooke, John Bond
52 Great Poker Tips: At Home, Tournaments and Online by Lou Krieger

Beginners Books
Getting Started in Hold’em by Ed Miller
Winning Low Limit Hold’em by Lee Jones
The Badass Girl’s Guide to Poker by Toby Leah Bochan
Online Ace, by Scott Fischman
Hold’em Wisdom for All Players by Daniel Negreanu
The Only Poker Book You’ll Ever Need by Johnny Quads Wenzel
Online Poker by Doyle Brunson
Starting Out in Poker by Stewart Reuben
Hold’em Excellence by Lou Krieger [limit]
More Hold’em Excellence by Lou Krieger [limit]
Fundamentals of Poker by Malmuth and Loomis
Low Limit Texas Hold’em Poker by Abulencia and Abulencia [limit]
Get the Edge at Low Limit Texas Hold’em by Bill Burton [limit]

Math and Theory
The Mathematics of Poker by William Chen and Jerrod Ankenman
Killer Poker by the Numbers by Tony Guerrera
Texas Hold’em Odds and Probabilities by Matt Hilger
Weighing the Odds in Hold’em Poker by King Yao
No Limit Hold’em by Sklansky and Miller
Hold’em Poker by David Sklansky
Hold’em Poker for Advanced Players by Sklansky and Malmuth
Poker Essays by Mason Malmuth
Poker Essays II by Mason Malmuth
Poker Essays III by Mason Malmuth
Theory of Poker by David Sklansky
Getting the Best of It by David Sklansky
Gambling for a Living by Sklansky and Malmuth
Gambling Theory and Other Topics by Mason Malmuth
Fighting Fuzzy Thinking in Poker, Gaming & Life by David Sklansky

Limit Holdem
Winning in Tough Holdem Games, by Grudzien and Herzog
Beginner's Guide to Limit Holdem, by Byron Jacobs
Hold’em on the Come by Rolf Slotboom
Million Dollar Hold’em Limit Cash Games by Johnny Chan and Mark Karowe
Improve Your Poker by Bob Ciaffone
Middle Limit Holdem Poker by Ciaffone and Brier
How Good is Your Limit Hold’em? By Jacobs and Brier
Small Stakes Hold’em by Ed Miller, et. al.
Real Poker II: The Play of Hands by Roy Cooke and John Bond
52 Tips for Texas Hold’em Poker by Barry Shulman
Championship Hold’em by Tom McEvoy and T.J. Cloutier
Poker Madness, by Kevin Kozar
Limit Hold'em Hand by Hand by Neil D. Myers
Play Poker like a Pigeon and Take the Money, by Anonymous
Poker: Holdem, Book One, by Andy Nelson
Poker: Holdem, Intermediate, by Andy Nelson
Poker: Holdem, Advanced, by Andy Nelson
The Russ Bailey Guide to Limit Hold'em Poker by Dan Krier
Advanced Limit Hold'em Strategy by Barry Tanenbaum
Limit Hold'em: Winning Short-handed Strategies by Borer, Tanenbaum, and Mak

No Limit (and Pot and Spread Limit Holdem)/Ring Games
Mastering No-Limit Hold’em by Russell Fox and Scott Harker
Killer Poker No Limit by John Vorhaus
In the Money by Antonio Esfandiari
Shuffle Up and Deal by Mike Sexton
Pot Limit and No Limit Poker by Reuben and Ciaffone
Little Green Book by Phil Gordon
Little Blue Book by Phil Gordon
Championship No-Limit and Pot Limit Hold’em by T.J. Cloutier and Tom McEvoy
How Good is Your Pot-Limit Hold'em?, by Stewart Reuben.
No Limit Hold’em Hand by Hand by Neil D. Myers
How to Dominate $1 and $2 No Limit Hold’em by O’Connor
Professional No-Limit Hold’em by Flynn, Mehta, and Miller
Practical Low and No Limit Texas Hold’em Ring Games by Kim Greenblatt
Spread Limit Holdem, by G Ed Conly
How to Beat Low-Limit Poker: How to Win Big Money at Little Games, by Shane Smith
Harrington on Cash Games: How to Play No-Limit Hold 'em Cash Games, Volume 1 by Dan Harrington, Bill Robertie
Harrington on Cash Games: How to Play No-Limit Hold 'em Cash Games, Volume 2 by Dan Harrington, Bill Robertie

Tournaments
Tournament Poker for Advanced Players, Expanded Edition, by Sklansky
Tournament Hold'Em Hand by Hand by Neil D. Myers
Poker Tournament Tactics for Winners, How to Play Like a Fox…, by D.R. Sherer.
101 Tournament Hands Hold'em, Limit and No Limit, by D.R. Sherer.
Tournament Poker for Advanced Players by David Sklansky
Poker Tournament Tips from the Pros by Shane Smith
Tournament Poker by Tom McEvoy
Poker Tournament Formula by Arnold Snyder
Win Your Way Into Big Money Hold’em Tournaments by McEvoy and Daugherty
Harrington on Hold’em I by Dan Harrington
Harrington on Hold’em II by Dan Harrington
Harrington on Hold’em III by Dan Harrington
Poker Tournament Strategies by Sylvester Suzuki
The Secret to Winning Big in [Limit] Tournament Poker by Ken Buntjer
Kill Phil by Blair Rodman and Lee Nelson
Kill Everyone by Nelson, Streib, and Lee
How to Win No-Limit Hold’em Tournaments by Don Vines and Tom McEvoy
Tournament Poker and the Art of War by David Apostolico
Sit ‘n Go Strategy by Collin Moshman
Earn $30,000 a Month Playing Online Poker: A Step-by-step Guide to Singe Table Tournaments by Ryan Wiseman
Lessons from the Felt: Advanced Strategies and Tactics for No-Limit Hold'em Tournaments by Apostolico & Lessinger
Making the Final Table by Eric Lindgren
How to Beat Sit-&-Go Poker Tournaments by Neil Timothy
Every Hand Revealed by Gus Hansen

Tells, etc.
The Book of Bluffs by Matt Lessinger
Read’em and Reap by Joe Navarro
Caro’s Book of Poker Tells by Mike Caro
Ultimate Guide to Poker Tells by Randy Burgess
Poker Face, Mastering Body Language... by Judi James
Pocket Idiot's Guide to Poker Tells by Bobbi Dempsey and Andy Bloch

Psychology
Psychology of Poker by Alan Schoonmaker
Inside the Poker Mind by John Feeney
Psychology of Poker Psymplified by David Whalen
Profiling Poker Nitwits, by G Ed Conly
The Poker Mindset by Matt Hilger and Ian Taylor
The Tao of Poker by Larry Phillips
Zen and the Art of Poker by Larry Phillips
Your Worst Poker Enemy, by Schoonmaker
Your Best Poker Friend, by Alan N. Schoonmaker
Elements of Poker by Tommy Angelo
 
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Professional Poker, by Mark Blade
Fortune's Formula by William Poundstone
Poker Face 2, photographs by Ulvis Alberts
Dirty Poker by Richard Marcus
Killer Poker Short Handed by Vorhaus
How to Build the Worlds Best Poker Table, by Tom Madden
Professional Poker Dealer’s Handbook by Dan Paymar, et. al.
How to Turn Your Poker Playing into a Business by Ann-Margaret Johnston, CPA
Poker and Philosophy: Pocket Rockets and Philosopher Kings, ed. by Eric Bronson.
Poker, Sex and Dying: Inside the Mind of a Gambler by Juel E. Anderson
Poker Logic Puzzles by Mark Zegarelli
Tax Help for Gamblers, by Jean Scott
Chip Tricks: Look Like a Poker Pro by Ross Watson, Jen Jen, Jen Teti
Women's Poker Night: Stories and Strategies from the Feminine Side of the Felt by Maryann Morrison (Editor)
Queens Can Beat Kings: Broad-Minded Poker for Winning Women by Susie Isaacs

Fiction
Poker Nation by Andy Bellin
Shut Up and Deal by Jesse May
King of a Small World by Rick Bennet
The Prop by Pete Hautman
The Perfect Play, (a novel) by Louise Wener
Broke, a poker novel, by Brandon Adams
The Picasso Flop by Vince Van Patten
A New York Hold'em by William A. Klein
Texas Poker Wisdom by Johnny Hughes
Dead Man's Hand: Crime Fiction at the Poker Table by Otto Penzler (Editor)
Last Call by Tim Powers (fiction)
Dead Money, by Rudy Stegemoeller

DVDs:
The Big Blind: A Real Poker Movie
Controlling the Game with Phil Laak
Chip Mastery with Antonio Esfandiari
Ed Miller’s Limit Hold’em
Chips Tricks vol. 1 by Rich Ferguson

Biography/Real Life Story (often mixed with lessons)/Interviews & Profiles
Memoirs of a Poker Player by H. C. Byler
Pizza, Pasta and Poker by Vince Burgio
Poker 24/7, by Stewart Reuben
Poker Farce and Poker Truth by Ray Michael B.
Cowboys, Gamblers & Hustlers by Byron Wolford
Swimming with the DevilFish by Des Wilson
Hunting Fish by Jay Greenspan
The Education of a Poker Player by Herbert O. Yardley
The Biggest Game in Town by A. Alvarez
How I Raised, Folded, Bluffed, Flirted, Cursed, and won Mon Millions by Annie Duke
Poker: Bets, Bluff and Bad Beats by A. Alvarez
Poker Face by Katy Lederer
Take Me to the River by Peter Alson
Telling Lies and Getting Paid, by Michael Konik
Big Deal by Anthony Holden
Bigger Deal, by Holden
The Making of a Poker Player by Matt Matros
One of a Kind: the Rise and Fall of Stuey “The Kid” Ungar, by Nolan Dalla and Peter Alson
Aces and Kings by Michael Kaplan and Brad Reagan
Winning Secrets of Poker: Interviews with the Game’s Best Players by Peter Thomas Fornatale
Read’em and Weep: A Bedside Poker Companion, by John Stravinsky, editor
A Friendly Game of Poker: 52 Takes on the Neighborhood Game by Jake Austen, editor
Moneymaker, by Chris Moneymaker
Diary of a Mad Poker Player by Richard Sparks
Getting Lucky by Richard Sparks
Johnny Magic and the Card Shark Kids by David Kushner
Poker Aces: the Stars of Tournament Poker by Ron Rose
How to Win the World Series of Poker (or not) by Pat Walsh
The Professor, the Banker, and the Suicide King, by Michael Craig
Bad Beats and Lucky Draws by Phil Helmuth
Championship Table by Smith, McEvoy and Wheeler
Johnny Moss, Pokers Finest Champion of Champions, by Don Jenkins.
Getting Back in the Game, by Lona Rubenstein.
Hold'em Poker Kill Pot, by George O. Bosma.
The Railbird, by Rex Jones
The Evolution of a Poker Player, by Steven James.
Poker Wit and Wisdom: Everything You'll Never Need to Know About Poker by Fiona Jerome, Seth Dickson
Hats and Eyeglasses, A Family Love Affair with Gambling, by Martha Frankel
Total Poker by David Spanier
Little Book of Poker by David Spanier
All In: The (Almost) Entirely True Story of the World Series of Poker by Jonathan Grotenstein
I'm All In by Lyle Berman
Poker's Strangest Hands: Extraordinary but True Stories by Graham Sharpe
No Limit: The Rise and Fall of Bob Stupak and the Las Vegas' Stratosphere Tower by John L. Smith
Whale Hunt in the Desert: The Secret Las Vegas of Superhost Steve Cyr by Deke Castleman
Of Rats and Men: Oscar Goodman's Life from Mob Mouthpiece to Mayor of Las Vegas by John L. Smith
The Art of Gambling Through the Ages by Arthur Flowers and Anthony Curtis

Books I do NOT recommend to anyone:
Beyond Tells by James McKenna
Texas Hold’em On the Net by David Bradshaw
Texas Hold’em Odds by Catalin Barboianu
What No One Else is Saying about Online Poker by Carl Varrone
 
Deltafrost

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have you actually read all those?!

my library consists of the harringtons and supersystems...ya i need to buy more
 
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:eek: wow, you would have to win the main event just to break even in your quest to master poker!!

Lol, I don't think books cost that much.....but yes, you sure do have to win quite a bit just to break even with a collection like this.
 
skoldpadda

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Get a complete collection, you poser.

I couldn't read all the titles you typed in, yet alone all those books.
 
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AG said:
Books I do NOT recommend to anyone:
Beyond Tells by James McKenna
Texas Hold’em On the Net by David Bradshaw
Texas Hold’em Odds by Catalin Barboianu
AG, I've read your review of the Varrone book. But could you give us a sentence or 2 about why you don't recommend the other 3 books? Thanks in advance.
 
aliengenius

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AG, I've read your review of the Varrone book. But could you give us a sentence or 2 about why you don't recommend the other 3 books? Thanks in advance.

Beyond Tells by James McKenna

Really hard to read, I don't know why. I wanted to gouge my eyes out halfway through, and reallly didn't seem to be getting anything practical out of it for a long long time. Maybe it was a style issue, but really it was a painful read, almost a dry technical psychology paper that was vaguely related to poker.

Texas Hold’em On the Net by David Bradshaw

Bad advice, and plenty of it. It's a pretty thin (self published?) book. There are some ok/good suggestions, but a new player might find it tough to separate them from the bad ones. It's clearly aimed at someone just starting out at online poker, so that's why I don't recommend it.

Texas Hold’em Odds by Catalin Barboianu

This one is essentially 140 pages of unreadable math. Recommended if you are writing computer code or if you are zachvac.

I might add that the new Optimal Play book and Chen's Mathmatics of Poker book also come close to this, although Odds is even worse. Typical page looks like this:
Scan0002


 
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Wow, nice library.

What's your opinion of this one?

Fighting Fuzzy Thinking in Poker, Gaming & Life by David Sklansky


Also, which psychology book would you recommend if we were to start with only one? I've looked at several of them and they all seem extremely similar (aside from nitwits, Zen and Tao), and didn't know if they covered mostly the same thing or which ones you thought were better.

Thanks.
 
aliengenius

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Wow, nice library.

What's your opinion of this one?

Fighting Fuzzy Thinking in Poker, Gaming & Life by David Sklansky

Good, like all Sklansky.

Also, which psychology book would you recommend if we were to start with only one? I've looked at several of them and they all seem extremely similar (aside from nitwits, Zen and Tao), and didn't know if they covered mostly the same thing or which ones you thought were better.

Thanks.

As far as psychology goes, The Poker Mindset by Matt Hilger and Ian Taylor is beyond excellent.
 
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Lmao...I can't stop laughing for some reason about that page you scanned on the odds...haha
 
aliengenius

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Add:

Poker Wizards by Warwick Dunnett
Winning Strategies for No-Limit Hold'em by Nick Christenson and Russel Fox
The Poker Tournament Formula II: Advanced Strategiesby Arnold Snyder
Poker Unchecked by Russ Georgiev
Why I H8 the 8 of Diamonds by Chris Flook and Justin Campbell
Practical Poker Math by Pat Dittmar
Life on Tilt by John Blowers (autographed)
Calculating Texas Hold'em poker odds Made Easy by Steven C. Roe
What Every Body is Saying by Joe Navarro
White Knight Black Night by Susie Isaacs
 
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Pick the books you want and then go to amazon or abebook.com and buy them used. You will save a ton of chips.
 
beardyian

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I notice you haven't got -

Ghosts at the Table - Des Wilson

A travel through the history of poker hunting out the truth of Ace 8 and what ever happened to Hal Fowler.

Broke - Brandon Adams
Only just picked this up & yet to read have a feeling it will be similar to Jesse Mays 'Shut Up and Deal' was wasn't too bad imo.
 
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Every Hand Revealed by Gus Hansen

Is this any good?
 
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Nice library collection! As the author of Life on Tilt, I'm pleased to be in such good literary company :)

John Blowers
 
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Wow, I just found this through another thread. What an awesome library. I feel so insignificant with my 23 books. And I was thinking "wow, I am so serious, I have 23 books".

Would you post your top 5 faves in each category?

And whats you game? FR, 6 max, sng, mtt? nlhe, razz, stud etc?
 
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Great library, have just ordered "Elements of Poker by Tommy Angelo", was recommended by a guy who said it made him a winning player, is it that good AG, or just hyperbole.
 
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Awesome collection, I've been wanting to read Stu Ungar's bio for awhile... have to buy it off of amazon.
 
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What a library!I also like collect books.Now I have a new way.Not need to buy paper book.My goal will be kindle version.Lol
 
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