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The best poker books for cash games and tournaments that we recommend to all our poker players are outlined below. Many of them are must-reads, at least before you start playing for serious money at the middle and high stakes Texas Holdem, Omaha, Omaha 8, 7-Card Stud and 5-Card Draw/Stud poker tables. Just for fun, we’ve also included a list of our top 10 poker movies. Enjoy!

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Best Poker Books for Future Card Sharks

“Must-reads” for understanding poker math, the foundation of the game

Poker-strategy books that are particularly good for fixed-limit strategies in Texas Hold ’em

Books on short-handed play in Texas Hold ’em


Books on Pot-Limit (PLO) & Fixed-Limit Omaha and Omaha 8


Books on 7-Card Stud


“Must-reads” for optimal play in poker tournaments


Books on the art of reading opponents and correctly interpreting “tells”


Books on playing for a living

Top 10 Poker Movies


Favorite Casino and Gambling Movies


Poker Documentary Films