Poker & Gambling Books

  • ABWNH
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    Most people playing online poker think they are winning players when they're actually losing month after month. But, if you have basic knowledge of the game and follow Paul Mendelson's techniques, you can ensure that you win regularly and consistently. Find out how to: select the best poker sites for your standard. Analyze your opponents and their games. Adapt your game to combat the styles of play you meet. Counter the costly dangers of 'tilt' and temperament. Manage your bankroll and build it into serious money. Play to benefit from being alert while others - in another time zone - are exhausted. Make the right decisions - and avoid costly mistakes. Read your opponents correctly - and keep them guessing about you!
  • AOPAL
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    In the past 15 years, the betting industry in the UK and Ireland has changed beyond recognition. While technology has made it easier than ever to place a bet, for most people making a profit from sports betting remains as tricky as ever. Yet there are a growing number of traders, some of which have no previous sports betting experience, making handsome profits from exchanges like Betfair and Betdaq. In Sports Trading on Betfair, sports trader Wayne Bailey explains the dynamics of odds movement, how prices move and why - and more importantly, describes in detail the systems and strategies he uses on a daily basis to profit from the betting exchanges. With a background in both financial trading and sports betting, Bailey explains how we can merge those two disciplines to understand the market and find ways to finally beat the books. Bailey focuses largely on horseracing but the principles and strategies described within this book can be applied to most sports.
  • ACQLK
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    This is a fully updated edition of the ground-breaking look at horserace betting, first published in 2004. "The Definitive Guide to Betting on Horses" is crammed with the expert views of many of "The Racing Post" journalists. Among the gems included are: The winning approach to betting on the Classics and the big festivals by Pricewise (Tom Segal); the types of races and horses that are best for betting by "The Racing Post" handicappers, consistently the most successful tipping team; how to spot a potential winner by senior "Racing Post" race-reader Graham Dench; a complete guide betting exchanges and how to make them pay by top "Racing Post" betting editor Paul Kealy; the importance of speed figures by expert Nick Mordin; plus a full breakdown of the effect of the draw, how to find value, a guide to spread betting, bets to avoid, betting systems and how they work, and much more.
  • ABWHE
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    In Play Poker Like the Pros, poker master Phil Hellmuth, Jr., demonstrates exactly how to play and win -- even if you have never picked up a deck of cards -- the modern games of poker, including: Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Seven-Card Stud, and Razz. Phil Hellmuth, Jr., a seven-time World Champion of Poker, presents his tournament-tested strategies to beat any type of player, including: The Jackal (crazy and unpredictable), The Elephant (plays too many hands), The Mouse (plays very conservatively) and The Lion (skilled and tough to beat). Play Poker Like the Pros begins by laying out the rules and set-up of each game and then moves on to easy-to-follow basic and advanced strategies. Hellmuth teaches exactly which hands to play, when to bluff, when to raise, and when to fold.

    In addition Hellmuth provides techniques for reading other players and staying cool under pressure. There are also special chapters on how to beat online poker games and an inside look at tournament play.
  • ABWOK
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    Poker is America's national card game, and its popularity continues to grow. Nationwide, you can find a game in progress everywhere. If you want to play, you can find poker games on replicas of 19th century riverboats or on Native American tribal lands. You can play poker at home with the family or online with opponents from around the world. Like bowling and billiards before it, poker has moved out from under the seedier side of its roots and is flowering in the sunshine. Maybe you've never played poker before and you don't even know what a full house is. Poker For Dummies covers the basics. Or perhaps you've played for years, but you just don't know how to win. This handy guide will help you walk away from the poker table with winnings, not lint, in your pockets. If you're a poker expert, you still can benefit - some of the suggestions may surprise you, and you can certainly learn from the anecdotes from professional players like T.J. Cloutier and Stu Unger. Know what it takes to start winning hand after hand by exploring strategy; getting to know antes and betting structure; knowing your opponents, and understanding the odds. Poker For Dummies also covers the following topics and more: * Poker games such as Seven-Card Stud, Omaha, and Texas Hold'em * Setting up a game at home * Playing in a casino: Do's and don'ts * Improving your play with Internet and video poker * Deciphering poker sayings and slang * Ten ways to read your opponent's body language * Playing in poker tournaments * Money management and recordkeeping * Knowing when and how to bluff Poker looks like such a simple game. Anyone, it seems, can play it well - but that's far from the truth. Learning the rules can be quick work, but becoming a winning player takes considerably longer. Still, anyone willing to make the effort can become a good player. You can succeed in poker the way you succeed in life: by facing it squarely, getting up earlier than the next person, and working harder and smarter than the competition. Foreword by Chris Moneymaker, 2003 World Series of Poker Champion.
  • AGWRO
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    Jonathan Little is on a mission to teach the world how to play tournament poker. His first two books, Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker Volumes 1 and 2, outlined how the modern professional plays the game and changed the face of the poker landscape. Now Jonathan has produced a third volume, allowing players to test their understanding of the nuances of tournament play. The question and answer format allows the reader to examine each individual hand, consider the relevant factors and formulate their thinking about the best line to take. In this way the reader can compare his or her thought processes with those of a top flight professional who has amassed more than $5 million in career earnings. Jonathan will teach you how to: Hone in on the relevant factors in any given situation Find the most accurate bet-sizings to maximise your expectation Learn how to profit on the bubble and at the final table Jonathan Little is undoubtedly one of the world's best poker players and also a highly respected coach. In 2010 he cashed 5 times in the WSOP, including a 3rd place finish.
  • ABXER
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    Trading the Betfair sporting markets in-play is rapidly growing in popularity thanks to the increased sporting coverage available on many different satellite and cable channels. Enthusiasm for sport is a must, but there is much more to mastering Betfair. Many people start by just using Betfair to obtain better odds than those available at the traditional bookmakers. They then perhaps do a little more research and learn to trade the markets. But to make a regular profit - to win and keep on winning - a serious, disciplined approach and careful planning need to be employed. "Mastering Betfair" takes the reader through many low-risk strategies developed by the author over the past three years, showing how you too can benefit from these approaches to the betting exchanges. It also explains in detail why and how the Betfair user should employ disciplines - such as managing risk - that are normally associated with trading the financial markets. Indeed, through doing this it is hoped that the book will draw the attention of financial traders to the unique opportunities available on Betfair. This book is essential reading for anyone looking to take their Betfair trading to another level and start making some serious money.
  • ADEQQ
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    Is this the right book for me? Do you want to make smart choices and win at the track? Whether you are a novice better or an experienced punter, it has all the tips and advice to help you spot a winner and enjoy this popular national pastime. This new edition has been been brought right up-to-date with interactive features. It explains not only such basics as the form and the nature of the races, but will also explain in full where to bet, how to bet, and how to do so successfully. It offers full and unique coverage of the latest phenomena, such as internet betting, online betting exchanges and spread betting. It also gives you vital tips in addition to providing practical information on how to avoid credit card fraud and how to make a successful selection. Back a Winning Horse includes: Chapter 1: Horse racing Origins of horse racing Thoroughbred horses Types of racing Grading of racing Handicaps Conditional races Gambling on horse racing A day at the races Owning a racehorse Racing around the world Chapter 2: Racecourse betting On-course bookmakers Tote betting Pari-mutuel Bookmaking Understanding the odds Factors affecting prices Placing a tote bet Chapter 3: Betting shops Types of price Disadvantages of using a betting shop Writing a bet Bookmakers' rules Types of bet Chapter 4: Remote betting Internet betting Types of internet betting Types of bet How bets are matched Ordering odds How to bet Spread betting Playing safe Telephone betting Chapter 5: Making your selection Factors you can assess Factors you cannot assess Gathering information Systems Effect of the draw at British and Irish racecourses Chapter 6: Betting tips Be aware of rules Appreciate your chances of winnin How bookmakers make a profit Keep records of your gambling Set a budget Staying in control Take account of all costs Be selective Take your time Maximize returns Be realistic How bookmakers try to make you spend more money Ground Type of race Betting on handicap races Number of runners Backing favourites Take the best price Making the best bet Betting each way Bets to avoid Placing large bets Big winners Steamers Collecting winnings Betting exchanges Hedging Dutching Syndicate betting Chapter 7: Checking results and calculating winnings Checking results Disputes with bookmakers Calculating winnings Using a ready reckoner ...Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject. Five things to remember Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
  • BADFF
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    Tennis is the second biggest sport for in-play turnover in the betting markets. It offers fantastic potential for educated, professional traders to achieve high levels of profits. Mastering Tennis Trading gives you the tools to take a calm, strategic approach to tennis trading - in contrast to the emotional, impulsive trading style of many - and this will give you an edge in the markets. You will learn tennis trading strategies for the in-play markets on the online betting exchanges - the largest of which are Betfair and Betdaq. The strategies presented will open your eyes to the possibilities in the in-play tennis markets and help you to add statistically-proven techniques to your trading armoury. This will give you a professional, organised trading script and prevent you from taking a haphazard, impulsive and purely gambling trading approach. Strategies featured include: - Backing the favourite when losing - Backing the server - Laying bad servers - Tiebreak trading - At the end of the first set - The deciding set - And many more!Guidance is given on basic areas such as a trading set-up and how to avoid technological issues, through to more advanced subjects such as assessing which trading strategies work best and which entry points provide the best risk/reward ratios, as well as avoiding specific danger points which will help to eradicate costly losses. There are also statistics, compiled over many hours, that reveal high-odds trading opportunities. With the help of Dan Weston, you will be able to improve your tennis enough to earn you a part-time income, or to eventually allow you to turn full-time once you have gained enough experience. You'll soon be on course to master tennis trading.
  • BETYI
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    In the highly fluid and fast-changing tournament-poker universe, the dominant trend is toward looser and more aggressive (LAG) play, in which players move chips around at dizzying speeds. The Raiser's Edge shows you how to adapt to the current state of all stages of tournament play, analyzing how and why the LAG and hyper-LAG styles work, and instructing on how to apply--and defend against--them. The Raiser's Edge closely examines the many techniques used by the world's most successful players, including 3- and 4-betting, floating and squeezing, smooth-calling and min-raising, thin value betting, and the evolution of the metagame, along with equilibrium strategies based on starting hands and heads-up play. Even the ages and nationalities of your opponents are considered. There's also an extensive bonus chapter on reading tells, contributed by body-language expert Steve Van Aperen. Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, one of the hottest tournament-poker players in the world, has teamed up with Lee Nelson and Tysen Streib, authors of the acclaimed advanced tournament strategy book Kill Everyone, and poker star Tony Dunst to pen this groundbreaking title. With tournament poker evolving at a furious pace, serious players need to be ahead of the curve. The Raiser's Edge conveys the powerful state-of-the-art tactics that will get you there fast.
  • AUSHF
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    The Incredible true story of the man who broke the bank at Monte Carlo. Charles Deville Wells has two loves in his life: a beautiful French mistress named Jeannette and his sumptuous yacht, the Palais Royal. At the risk of losing them both, Wells stakes everything he owns at the roulette tables in Monte Carlo's world-famous casino - and in the space of a few days he breaks the bank, not once but ten times, winning the equivalent of millions in today's money. Is he phenomenally lucky? Has he really invented an 'infallible' gambling system, as he claims? Or is he just an exceptionally clever fraudster? Based on painstaking research on both sides of the Channel and beyond, this biography reveals the incredible true story of the man who broke the bank at Monte Carlo - an individual who went on to become Europe's most wanted criminal, hunted by British and French police and known in the press as 'Monte Carlo Wells the man with 36 aliases'.
  • BMJJG
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    *William Hill Sports Book of the Year award winning author* Monsieur X is a dazzling tale of glamour, riches, violence and ultimately tragedy. Patrice des Moutis was a handsome, charming and well-educated Frenchman with an aristocratic family, a respectable, insurance business, and a warm welcome, in the smartest Parisian salons. He was also a compulsive gambler and illegal bookie. Between the late 1950s and the early 1970s, Des Moutis made a daring attempt to beat the French state-run betting system. His success so alarmed the authorities that they repeatedly changed the rules of betting in an effort to stop him. And so a battle of wills began, all played out on the front pages of the daily newspapers as the general public willed Des Moutis on to ever greater triumphs. He remained one step ahead of the law until finally the government criminalised his activities, driving him into the arms of the underworld. Eventually the net began to close, high-profile characters found themselves the target of the state's investigation, and people began turning up dead.
  • AWOLI
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    With two packs of playing cards and an authoritative guide to the game, The Poker Pack guarantees hours of gambling action for cardsharps and mere contenders of every description. Included in the instructional book are descriptions of Five and Seven Card Stud, Draw Poker, Lowball and Texas Hold 'Em. Each poker variation is illustrated with clear explanations of the how to play the game, demonstration hands and tips on winning strategies. There is also general advice on betting and money management, together with a glossary of key poker terms.
  • BCVVI
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    Drawing on traditional Vedic Astrology as well as his own research and winning experience, Simon Chokoisky outlines 5 powerful techniques for predicting the outcome of any competition between two opponents with 70-80 percent accuracy. He explains how sports betting offers black-and-white outcomes and you do not have to be an advanced astrologer to understand the principles in this book or to apply them to daily life. Using examples from his bets in the World Cup and baseball, the author shows how to judge the favorite and determine the underdog's chances by looking into the body, mind, and soul of a team and its players. He details how to use the planets to determine the physical strength of each side and whose motivation, mental toughness, and drive to win is strongest as well as the more subtle spiritual nature of each team-who is luckier and who has fate on their side. He details how he used these simple principles to win hundreds of bets and how he now uses them to fund charitable causes.
  • BMMJV
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    Learn the art of Poker from the Best Poker champion and game theorist Dario De Toffoli wants you to become a more consistent player. Put the odds in your favour using De Toffoli's common-sense approaches and advanced concepts, including easy-to-memorize poker mathematics. Learn to recognize and take advantage of different player types, master betting and bankroll strategies, and put your best foot forward at final table play. Beginners are welcome too - De Toffoli will ensure that they don't get lost in the thicket of call, pot and all in. Best of all, the rules, winning strategies and culture of Texas Hold'Em (no limit and fixed) are given pride of place throughout the book. De Toffoli also covers the "soft" concepts of poker, such as table etiquette, the history of the game - and there's even a section on poker in cinema. Written with precision, simplicity and humour by a leading professional player, The Big Book of Poker is the best way to fall in love with the game - and move from a being a regular loser to a confident winner. De Toffoli also covers the "soft" concepts of poker, such as table etiquette, the history of the game - and there's even a section on poker in cinema. Written with precision, simplicity and humour by a leading professional player, The Big Book of Poker is the best way to fall in love with the game - and move from a being a regular loser to a confident winner.
  • AYVIT
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    Gamblers have been trying to figure out how to game the system since our ancestors first made wagers over dice fashioned from knucklebones: in revolutionary Paris, the 'martingale' strategy was rumoured to lead to foolproof success at the roulette table; now, in the 21st century, professional gamblers are using cutting-edge techniques to tilt the odds further in their favour. At the roulette wheel, card table or racecourse, science is giving us the competitive edge over opponents, casinos and bookmakers. But is there such a thing as a perfect bet? The Perfect Bet looks beyond probability and statistics to examine how wagers have inspired a plethora of new disciplines - spanning chaos theory, behavioural psychology, machine learning and game theory - which are not just revolutionising gambling, but changing our fundamental notions about chance, randomness and luck. Explaining why poker is gaming's last bastion of human superiority over artificial intelligence, how methods originally developed for the US nuclear programme are helping pundits predict sports results and how a new breed of algorithms are managing to lose banks and asset traders millions, The Perfect Bet has the inside track on just about any wager you'd care to place.
  • BIBIE
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    Take control of your habit and your lifeStruggling with a gambling habit? If you feel that a 'flutter' has evolved into something out of your control, this indispensable book is for you. This self-help manual uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques, aspects of which were pioneered by clinical psychologist Professor Alex Blaszczynski, and now used all over the world, to help with gambling addiction. It will help you to understand how your own gambling problem has developed and what is keeping it going; also, crucially, how to develop the motivation to stop and control any future urges to gamble again. This fully revised and updated new edition takes into account the growth of sport betting and the increased ease of online gambling, as well improvements in clinical interventions.Specifically, you will learn: * Who is put at risk by gambling, with support given to friends and families * Step-by-step recovery techniques OVERCOMING self-help guides use clinically proven techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. Many guides in the Overcoming series are recommended under the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme.Series Editor: Professor Peter Cooper
  • AAQYD
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    What's a nice London girl who should know better doing spending her time in smoky rooms, late into the night, with miscreants, oddballs and chancers? By turns honest, heartbreaking and funny, this is the story of a million-dollar obsession. A story of friendship and belonging, loves and losses, glamour and grime. And of how a girl from the right side of the tracks crossed over - and won big in the process.
  • BADFK
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    Excelling at No-Limit Hold'em is a sensation in poker publishing. Renowned poker professional and author Jonathan Little brings together 17 of the greatest no-limit experts in the world to discuss all aspects of the game. ---- In Part 1 strategies are analysed for topics such as understanding the fundamentals, satellite play, lower-buy in events, analysing tells and moving up in stakes ---- Part 2 sees a thorough technical breakdown of the game including sections on range analysis, game theory optimal play, short stack strategies, value betting and final table play. ---- As any serious poker will confirm, the technical side is only half the battle and so Part 3 deals with mental toughness, psychology and understanding tilt. ---- Excelling at No-Limit Hold'em provides all the tools that an aspiring player needs to understand no-limit hold'em. It is a must buy for anyone who is serious about wanting to improve their poker.
  • ACAIS
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    "Titanic Thompson" is the rollicking true story of one of the most charismatic characters in twentieth-century America. Travelling only with his golf clubs, a .45 revolver, and a suitcase full of cash, this is the legendary tale of a man who was married five times to five different girls, all teenagers on their wedding day; of a man who murdered five men, though he'd say 'they'd all agree they had it coming to them'; and, of a man who won and lost millions in a time when being a millionaire still really meant something. Filled with fascinating facts and famous faces - Harry Houdini, Al Capone, Arnold Rothstein and Jean Harlow all make appearances - this is a brilliant and compelling snapshot of life on the road in freewheelin' America.
  • ANBCV
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    Yet, for over four decades Barney Curley has proved himself a rare exception. The country's most renowned and fearless gambler, a man who will back his judgement to win GBP100,000 and more on a single day, has consistently emerged triumphant from bloody skirmishes with the old enemy. In the summer of 1975 Curley masterminded one of the most spectacular gambles of all time, with a racehorse named Yellow Sam, costing Irish bookmakers around GBP300,000; the equivalent of some GBP2m today. No-one believed anything similar could be staged again this century. Bookmakers now have communications and technology in place to thwart any renewed attempts. But challenges inspire Curley and he was determined to beat the system - again. Thirty-five years later from his first coup, Curley set about staging an ambitious sequel to his Yellow Sam scheme. Curley has never divulged the full details of what happened. Now, for the first time, The Sure Thing reveals the complete story of the months of planning and preparation, with all the trials and tribulations, that went into the biggest organised gamble in racing history.
  • AZELN
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    The Myth of Poker Talent is a unique book and is the culmination of renowned poker trainer Alex Fitzgerald's work with over 1000 students over a 10 year period. ----- Alex has discovered what makes a winning poker player and here's the good news...It has nothing to do with poker talent. ----- If you want to excel at the game you'll need to buy this book, study Alex's method and work hard - but you don't need talent. ----- Alex's method focuses on understanding generic poker situations and not specific hands. As a highly experienced teacher, he expresses his ideas in simple, easy-to-understand language. ----- The Myth of Poker Talent will teach you: -----* A "model of poker" built from scratch --* An understanding of every poker tool -- * Why much of what experienced players think they know is actually wrong. -----...and much, much more.
  • BBMBV
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    What do you think about when you sit down to play live no-limit cash games? If it's only your hand and how you should play it, then you need to think again! There is much, much more to being a good live cash player than simply playing your hand "correctly". You need to develop a host of other skills. Jonathan Little, a top-ranking professional poker player, will teach you these skills. Jonathan has justifiably gained a reputation as one of the best instructors the game has ever seen. He has an almost unique ability to explain difficult poker concepts in simple terms. Jonathan thoroughly examines the difficult topic of how to modify your play on all post-flop streets based on: * The pre-flop action: limped, raised and re-raised pots have different dynamics * Being in position or out of position * Whether you are the aggressor * Whether you have a strong made hand, a drawing hand or a bluff Jonathan analyzes the numerous different player types and explains how to adjust your game to play well against each of them. In Live No-Limit Cash Games Jonathan also discusses key "non-poker" concepts including: * Bankroll management * Game selection * Spotting and concealing tells * Emotional control
  • BBQSK
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    Most PLO books advocate a highly conservative game-plan - this style is outdated and will get you crushed in today's games. Mastering Pot-Limit Omaha is different. It is a unique and remarkable book, outlining a whole new approach to the game: teaches you an aggressive style. provides you with clear guidelines on how to develop your game-plan and adjust to your opponents. teaches you how to analyse board textures - the key to success in PLO. Herbert Okolowitz (Huck3be1n) and Wladimir Taschner (Insyder19) are professional poker players, PLO experts and sought-after coaches on Pokerstrategy.com. They will explain in detail: pre-flop hand selection and pre-flop hand dynamics - including analysis of wide 3- and 4-bet ranges and the theory behind optimal bet-sizing. how to use equity shifts on the turn and the river to your advantage and how to bluff correctly. how to understand the game better and to develop a holistic view of the play: connecting pre-flop decisions to action on later streets. Plus much more - A clear game-plan and the right mind-set will improve your win-rate tremendously and give you the edge against your opponents. Mastering Pot-Limit Omaha will give you that edge!