After featuring Tuesday what many people believe to be the runaway titles for the top two books on poker, it’s time to shed some light on a handful of books that are still viewed as classics, even if they’re not among those top two. Among these titles you will find books aimed more at specific aspects of the game of poker rather than the overall strategy of the game. These kinds of topics are also the kinds of things that certain players might develop more in their game to create some strong points of their poker style.
Caro’s Book of Poker Tells – The Psychology and Body Language of Poker
Authored by poker professional Mike Caro, this book serves as an in-depth study as to the body language of poker players and what certain behaviors often indicate. Nearly 200 pictures accompany the text in this book to give detailed written and visual descriptions of things poker players do at the table to send indicative body language.
The Mathematics of Poker
School is in session as co-authors Bill Chen and Jerrod Ankenman give a detailed, but simple to understand explaination of some of poker’s finer points from a mathematical standpoint. As is the case with understanding any complexities within the game, knowledge is power.
The Theory of Poker: A Professional Poker Player Teaches You How to Think Like One
As has been the case with many of these titles, the book was authored by a professional poker player. This time it’s David Sklansky offering up his input on the finer points of multiple styles of poker, detailing certain concepts and theories of each game to give a deeper understanding of how to better perform the readers’ own games.
How to Cheat Your Friends at Poker: The Wisdom of Dickie Richard
Co-author Penn Jillette, better known as a magician and comedian, joins up with Mickey D. Lynn for this book that aims to teach exactly what its title would indicate. Again, knowledge is power!
Again, thanks to Diane Dilov-Schultheis from Yahoo! Sports for compiling the full list, which goes deeper than just these four books, along with the top two books by Dan Harrinton and Doyle Brunson.
To read Dilov-Schultheis’ analysis on each of these titles, as well as the rest of her list, head here: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/best-poker-books-part-three-172300131–spt.html