The Top 10 Poker Books You Must Read

Top 10 Poker Books

Before you shuffle your chips in a poker tournament, you might want to shuffle through a couple books. There's a lot of great information out there to help you become a better New Jersey poker online player. In fact, deciding where to play is the easy part. Deciding what to read? That's where it gets challenging. So check out our favorite poker books of all time and get started on improving your game. Most of our picks our available in paperback and in an eBook format on Amazon or the iBooks Store.

Doyle Brunson's Super System

By: Doyle Brunson

You can't claim to be good at poker without having read Doyle Brunson's Super System. The 600-page book, penned by legendary poker pro Doyle Brunson and five other expert poker players, tells you how to play a number of different poker variations and instructs you when to raise, call, bet, and fold.

Doyle Brunson's Super System - Volume 2

By: Doyle Brunson

The Godfather of Poker returned to his typewriter to pen a second edition of the Super System. Filled with all kinds of great stories from the world champion himself, the book is broken down into a bunch of easy-to-read sections. We recommend it for any aspiring New Jersey online poker player.

Straight Flush: The True Story of Six College Friends Who Dealt Their Way to a Billion-Dollar Poker Empire - and How It All Came Crashing Down

By: Ben Mizrach

One hell of a title, right? But nonetheless an amazing read. Before New Jersey legal poker took the Garden State by storm, people played at offshore sites. This is the true story of Absolute Poker and a behind look at the college frat guys who started it all. It's penned by the same guy who wrote the books that The Social Network and 21 were based on. So if you'd rather not read it, wait for the movie.

Every Hand Revealed

Every Hand Revealed

They call Gus Hansen "The Madman" due to his aggressive, often-crazy style of play. But what if you could get inside his mind? In his book "Every Hand Revealed", you can. Gus takes you through over 300 actual hands he played during the 2007 Aussie Millions when he won the $1.2 million top prize.

Heads-Up Tournament Poker: Hand-by-Hand

By: Annie Duke

Tempted to sit down at a table with just two seats? Or do you often find yourself making it to the final two, only to fall quickly and never take a title? Then you might want to take a look at this heads-up tournament guide. It's your best bet for playing any type of hand you're dealt.

Don't Listen to Phil Hellmuth: Correcting the 50 Worst Pieces of Poker Advice

By: Dusty Schmidt

There's old-school thinking. And there's the new school. Dusty Schmidt thinks that old-school thinking - the type of thinking that most people subscribe to and that has become the foundation for how people play poker - is completely wrong. This is more of an advanced book for people who already have a solid poker foundation.

Crushing Small Stakes Poker Tournaments

By: Jonathan Little

Lots of poker players tell you how to win big, but rarely does a poker player tell you how to win small. But that's just it. Most poker players in New Jersey starting out will end up playing smaller stakes. If that's you, you need to read this book. Two-time WPT champion Jonathan Little will take you through 50 unique hands that were taken directly from fast No Limit Hold'em games.

Reading Poker Tells

By: Zachary Elwood

Do you know how the best players win at poker? It's not by having the best hand. They win by outsmarting their opponents, even with mediocre or horrible hands. But the best poker players in New Jersey and around the world can figure out what you're holding by watching for tells. They're the signs that you're giving away without even realizing it. Read this book and you'll get a better handle on reading people, which could lead to a lot more money in your pocket.

Beat the Donks: The Biggest Mistakes Made By Low-Stakes, Live-Action, No-Limit Hold'em Players

By: Zachary Elwood

If you don't know what a donk is, there's a good chance you are one. Avoid becoming one by reading this book. It covers the most common mistakes players of low-stakes games make. While the book is geared to live games, most of the stuff easily applies to the New Jersey online poker tables too.

Deal Me In

By: Marvin Karlins

Every wonder how your favorite poker pro got their start? Find out in this book and listen to 20 inspiring stories from the top pros, including Johnny Chan, Doyle Brunson, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, and Daniel Negreanu. You won't necessarily learn how to play poker. But you'll find out that you can make it in the world of New Jersey online poker if you put your mind to it.

Looking for more great advice? You can score even more poker insight by reading your own hand history and studying players at NJ poker rooms. And don't be afraid to use the chat function while at the tables. There's nothing wrong with talking about hands and learning how to get better along the way.