Super System 2, by Doyle Brunson, is his follow-up to his wildly popular first book. Along with Texas Dolly’s thoughts, various top poker pros write a chapter on their favorite game. Contributors include, Daniel Negreanu, Johnny Chan, Lyle Berman, Jennifer Harman, Mike Caro, and Phil Helmuth.
Barry Greenstein’s Ace on the River delivers an insider’s view relating to challenges at the top rung for poker players, e.g., psychology, money management, and other personal issues. There’s an interesting play-by-play section where the reader makes the call and Barry dissects the hand.
David Clary’s Gangsters to Governors…The New Bosses of Gambling in America traces the growth of gambling in the USA from the 19th century to today, including the mob, fantasy sports, online, betting, scandals, and Indian gaming. It’s a terrific read.
The Theory of Poker by David Sklansky is a must read for serious players. Sklansky covers theories, concepts, and analyzes everything imaginable that occurs from ante to showdown in every poker game. The book is considered a classic.
For serious, beginning Omaha players, read Omaha High-Low…for Low Limit Players by Bill Boston. The book is computer driven, running over 50 million simulations! There are lots of charts dissecting hands, there are 5,278 overall possibilities, Boston points out which are playable.
In Memoriam: In my opinion, Wilson Software had the best computer simulation available for practicing playing poker, including no limit hold em, tournament hold ‘em, 7-card stud, and Omaha high – low. I’ve played tens of thousands of hands of their various games. Unfortunately, they went out of business about 4 – 5 years ago. However, every once in a while a set turns up on E-Bay. Note: they are on discs.