There are a lot of poker books out there, several hundred in fact. But, only a few of them have really topped the best sellers chart. Following are some of the most popular & recommended poker books for every beginner poker player, as well as anyone looking to brush up on his poker strategy.
1. Doyle Brunson's Super System - Doyle Brunson's Super System was originally published in the 1970s, causing a great stir within the Texas Holdem poker community. It was believed by many people that Brunson and his colleagues simply gave too much information away, allowing poker amateurs to catch up to the experts. Over time, however, this book has become regarded as one of the best poker books ever written to serve the poker industry.
2. Doyle Brunson's Super System 2 - The Super System II book was originally released in the middle of 2005. While much of the information in this book is the same as in its predecessor, the Super System II book includes updates for some of the most popular games of today. Some of the key updates that you will find in this best poker book include a section on online poker, two player tournaments, multiple player tournaments and Omaha poker. The online poker section of the book speaks a lot about the Doylesroom.com poker room, but applies to all online poker rooms equally.
3. Phil Hellmuth's Texas Holdem - Phil Hellmuth, holder of 11 WSOP bracelets, gives the 10 essential hands to play, helps you learn how to read your opponents and lots more. You should be very well pleased after reading this highly recommended poker book written by this amazing poker player.
4. Caro's Book of Poker Tells - This book is second only to Super System. Mike Caro, well known poker player & poker theorist, reveals all of his personal secrets for reading players that made him rich at the poker table. Body language, betting flair, speaking tells etc. Whether you play live poker or online poker, you’ve got to have this book.
5. Phil Gordon's Little Green Book - What makes this book special is its readability. Instead of long chapters focused on single topics, this book covers hundreds of special topics in short well-headed paragraphs. His comments on poker psychology, playing monster hands, and as he calls them, “sobering odds” make this book well worth the small cost. Add in all his advice on tells, opponents’ playing styles, and stack sizes, and this book is a tremendous bargain. Best of all, you can read the entire thing in a couple hours.