Super System 2, by Doyle Brunson, is a follow-up to his wildly popular first book. Along with Texas Dolly’s thoughts, top poker pros each write a chapter on their favorite game. Contributors include, Daniel Negreanu, Johnny Chan, Lyle Berman, Jennifer Harman, Mike Caro, and Phil Helmuth.
Ace on the River, by Barry Greenstein (The Robin Hood of Poker), delivers an insider’s view to the personal challenges at the top rung for poker players. There’s an interesting play-by-play section where the reader makes the call and Barry dissects the hand.
Gangsters to Governors…The New Bosses of Gambling in America, by David Clary, traces the growth of gambling in the USA from the 19th century to today, including the mob, fantasy sports, online, betting, scandals, and Indian gaming. Its scope is fascinating.
The Theory of Poker, by David Sklansky, is a must read for serious players. Sklansky covers theories and concepts, and analyzes everything imaginable from ante to showdown in every poker game. The book is considered a classic.
Omaha High-Low…for Low Limit Players, by Bill Boston, is a great read for Omaha players. The book is computer driven, having run over 50 million simulations! There are 5,278 possible hands; Boston points out which are playable.
In Memoriam: In my opinion, Wilson Software has the best computer simulation available for practicing playing no limit hold em, tournament hold ‘em, 7-card stud, and Omaha high – low. Unfortunately, they went out of business about 4 – 5 years ago. However, every once in awhile a set turns up on E-Bay. Note: they are on individual discs.
By Howard Hian