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Poker Book Reviews

Welcome to the poker book reviews page! Here you will find well written reviews of some of the most popular poker books and literature found on the shelves at your favorite bookstore.

As we respect the authors/writers of these books, we tried not to give away "too much" in the line of revealing all the tasty morsels within, but yet just enough to give you an idea how we liked it and whether it not it's recommended reading for our readers.

We hope you will bookmark this page and check back every month or so as we'll constantly be adding new articles analyzing the tips, strategy and advice that the poker pros have put in print for us all to enjoy!

The Biggest Game in Town - by Al Alvarez. Many feel this book featuring old school poker legends is one of the top 5 poker books of all time. poker writer Chad Holloway said once he started reading he couldn't even put the book down!

Book Review: How I Raised, Folded, Bluffed, Flirted, Cursed, and Won Millions at the World Series of Poker - The story of Annie Duke, who is heralded as one of the best female poker players in the world.

Bad Beats and Lucky Draws: Poker Strategies, Winning Hands, and Stories from the Professional Poker Tour - Chad Holloway reads and reviews this book by professional poker player Phil Hellmuth which he gives a huge two thumbs up.

Big Deal: Confessions from a Professional Poker Player - A must read by Anthony Holden.

Check Raising The Devil - Reviews the life of professional poker player Mike "The Mouth" Matusow as he tells a brutally honest story of his ups and downs in life.

Lost Vegas - "Dr Pauly" (Paul McGuire) gives the reader the inside scoop in a fully accurate and honest assessment of what happens "off the felt" at the World Series of Poker.


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Featured Articles

The Difference Between Limit and No Limit Texas Hold'em - Cash games, tournaments, no limit, pot limit, fixed limit and more. Loki breaks it down!!

Tilt - It's a classless way to play online poker, but this article is a good read if you'd like to learn how to put other players "on tilt."

Satellite Poker Tournaments - What are they? How do they work? Jason explains.


Famous Poker Players - Short bios about some of the greatest poker players ever to take a seat at the tables!

Female Poker Players - Biographies of all the best women poker players in the world.

Legends of the Game - Bio pages of legendary poker players, many of which have died and gone on to leave their mark on the poker world.

Poker Hall of Fame - Inductees along with their feats listed in chronological order.

Poker Players Alliance - This advocacy group is fighting for YOUR right to legally play online poker. Join today!

Home Poker Games - Everything you need to know about hosting your own game.

What is Rake? - This is how card rooms earn their money off of poker games. K. Swope talks about this fee in detail.

Perspectives Weekly - Check's Jay Todd each week as he brings us all the current news in the online gambling industry.

Poker Quotes - Famous and funny poker sayings from around the internet.

Famous Poker Hands - Sure, you know that "AA" is often times dubbed "bullets" or "american airlines" but what about other hands such as "JJ" and "88"? Chad tells all!

Poker Questions - Burn cards, clubs, spaces, diamonds, hearts, the deck, community cards etc. You've got a question? We've got an answer!