Phil Gordon's Little Blue Book
by Phil Gordon
Valuable sections include Cash Games AND Tournament Play; Sit and Gos; Satellites and Supersatellites. Nicely illustrated with many lessons, examples and analysis, it’s a balanced, smooth-reading textbook, some of which is based on the author's experience. This balance of common sense, strategies, ploys and an honest appraisal of what was going through his mind when he made his moves adds strength to this powerful, positive pack of lessons. One unique approach is to 'improve at poker is not by finding answers. It is by finding questions,' says champion Chris Ferguson in the foreward. This companion book to Gordon's Little Green Book does just that.
The history of poker reaches back many centuries if you include games similar to poker but with different names. Poker as we know and play it today is a product of 19th century America. The following articles and bibliographies will point interested readers to an introduction to the history of poker and to the many books that have poker as their subjects.
Bibliography of Poker Books by Date
Rich McComas and other dedicated poker fans have compiled the best list of poker books on the web. Here is the list ordered by date of publication.
Bibliography of Poker Books by Author
If you ever needed to see almost every book published about poker, here is your source. Compiled by Rich McComas, this extensive bibliography is organized by author last name.
The Spread of Gambling and Poker
Poker became part of American culture as the game spread north and west of New Orleans. From the riverboats, to the streets of San Francisco, to the boom towns of the Old West, the game was a popular success.
The Origins and History of Poker
Poker is one of the world's most popular card games. The question of who invented this great game may never be fully answered, but there are some tantalizing clues.