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Texas Holdem Poker Books - Improve your winning strategy


The best way to learn poker is by playing, but reading poker books by the experts is the fastest way to improve your strategy. The reason guys like Phil Helmuth, Matthew Hilger, Ken Warren, Tom McEvoy and Barry Shulman have made a lot of money playing poker is simple - they know what they're doing and by reading their advice you too can learn the expert's winning poker strategies and improve your poker beyond all recognition.

The best way of improving your Texas Holdem game is combining the reading of strategy books with the use of poker tools. A poker calculator or a tracking program will definitely help you test the experts´ theories and strategies.

Here are some top rated, low-cost books that you need to read to give yourself the winning edge. All of them are bestsellers and come highly rated by both the readers and the poker industry.

1. This first one isn't just a book - it's a full poker course. And the bonuses alone are worth 10 times the price! See our full review of Dominate Online Poker

2. Internet Texas Hold'em: Winning Strategies from an Internet Pro by Matthew Hilger.

This poker book deals specifically with the strategies used to win at poker on the internet, where Matthew specialises. He concentrates on 10-hand Limit Texas Hold'em and goes into analysis of individual hands with expert opinion on what action you should take in every situation. Also general poker concepts such as probability and odds, bluffing, raising and check-raising are covered as well as clever stuff like free cards, slowplaying, and inducing bluffs and calls.About the author: Matthew is an internet poker professional who has been playing online since 2001 and in his first year online he made over $100,000 playing poker!

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3. The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Texas Hold'em by Randy Burgess and Carl Baldassarre

Highly rated and extremely cheap! This poker book describes to new players how to play - and how to win. Starting with the fundamental concepts and strategies, The Pocket Idiot’s Guide to Texas Hold’em gives you the rules for playing, betting, odds tables, Hold’em lingo, and poker quizzes as well as the all important tips to avoid beginner’s mistakes - all in a handy pocket-sized edition.About the authors: Randy is the author of Stepping Up: The Recreational Player’s Guide to Beating Casino and Internet Poker, Carl is a journalist and freelance writer.

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4. Beat Texas Hold'em by Tom McEvoy, Shane Smith

Another very cheap but highly rated poker book. This will improve your Holdem strategy for a shade more than the price of a buy-in to the cheapest tournament online, which you wouldn't win anyway because you've not read this book yet!Covers basic play and top 10 tips for winning in the four main games - limit, no-limit, online and tournament hold'em. Extremely well written, clear, concise and it does exactly what it says it will - it gives the reader the edge to beat Texas Holdem.About the author: Tom is a long-time poker pro and was World Champion in 1983.

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