Being a casual poker player I eventually got sick. And tired of just donating money to other people. One day I decided that I wouldn’t lose anymore. I start reading every book that I could find on how to play in poker tournaments. Here are five books that helped me start making money from poker.

1. Harrington on Hold’em Expert Strategy for No Limit Tournaments Vol. 1 amp; 2by Dan Harrington and Bill Robertie

This two part series was written by one of the legends in poker Dan Harrington. A final table regular in the WSOP. As well as other large field tournaments, Harrington leads. You through Strategic Play in Volume 1 and in Volume 2 covers endgame strategy. Both of the books should be a must have for anyone who is getting serious about making money from playing poker tournaments. Whether it be live or online.

2. Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker Vol. 1 amp; 2 by Jonathan Little

Written by one of the upcoming stars in poker, Jonathan Little, this two part series is one of the most up to date and useful books on the market today. Little has over $4 million in cashes today and is regarded as one of the best tournament players in the world. Volume one covers the fundamental play in any tournament setting. In volume 2 he discusses how gameplay changes at different stages of the tournament. Implementing the strategies from both books it is hard to not improve your game.

3. Kill Everyone by Lee Nelson and others

The first thing that will jump out about this book is the title. While the title may scare you away there is actually some great content within this book. Many winning players have come together to produce one of the best books on the market today. Not only will this book teach you everything you need to know about tournament poker. But it will also give a great understanding of how to play in the Sit-n-Go format. These two types of poker are much closer. To each other than cash game poker. So if you are interested in playing. Big tournaments as well as Sit’n’gos. Kill Everyone would be the best fit for you.

4. Kill Phil by Lee Nelson and others

This is book is next in line from the authors of Kill Everyone. The revised edition of this book claims that it can turn any novice into someone who can play with the best in the world. While that may sound very far-fetched, after reading this book. It is evident that this strategy definitely can work. This book tries to address the issue of the hyper-aggressive play that occurs in tournament play today. It teaches you ways to exploit these players. While still staying aggressive yourself

Here are some other good books. That have helped me greatly in my poker career so far.
Best Tournament Poker Books
Top Five Sit-N-Go Poker Books

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