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Fading Hearts on the River: A Life in High-Stakes Poker

by Brooks Haxton Counterpoint (April 21, 2014)

Centered around multi-million dollar stakes and a series of nationally televised poker tournaments, Fading Hearts on the River offers a story of odds—the odds of a newborn surviving severe jaundice, the odds...


The Full Tilt Poker Strategy Guide: Tournament Edition

by Andy Bloch, Richard Brodie & Chris Ferguson Grand Central Publishing (June 01, 2007)

The professionals of Full Tilt Poker include the best and most famous poker players in the world. Their accomplishments are unparalleled, with countless World Series of Poker and World Poker Tour championships...


Win at Poker

by Jeff Rubens Dover Publications (April 06, 2012)

Lucid coverage of poker fundamentals, subtleties: draw, stud, variants; card-counting; betting strategy; more. Includes quizzes, sample hands; appendix on poker laws; more.


The Slang of Poker

by Tom Dalzell & Peter Donahue Dover Publications (November 10, 2013)

This entertaining gift book provides a compendium of traditional poker slang as well as the new vocabulary of online poker and jargon from high-stakes tournaments. The game's impact on American history and language...


Bridge for Bright Beginners

by Terence Reese Dover Publications (May 20, 2013)

Common terms, fundamentals of offensive and defensive bidding and play made clear. 130 bidding hands, 18 sample games. Summary of bidding.


Board and Table Games from Many Civilizations

by R. C. Bell Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

This encyclopedic volume provides the rules and methods of play for more than 180 different games: Ma-jong, Hazard, Wei-ch'i (Go), Backgammon, Pachisi, and many others. Over 300 photographs and line drawings....


Win at Checkers

by Millard Hopper Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Former Unrestricted World Checker Champion introduces you to the game and lets you in on championship secrets. Shots and traps, opening "blitzkrieg" moves, end game, more.


Bridge Basics

by Ron Klinger Skyhorse (August 01, 2011)

Bridge is hip for everyone nowadays! Played in more than 100 countries, Bridge has an enthusiastic following of more than 60 million people. Although many believe that bridge is simply an “old person’s game,”...


The Book of Bluffs: How to Bluff and Win at Poker

by Matt Lessinger & Mike Caro Grand Central Publishing (July 31, 2007)

An expert poker player and columnist for "Card Player" magazine shows how players at every level of the game can master the art of the bluff.


The Backwash Squeeze and Other Improbable Feats

by Edward McPherson HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

There is one card game that towers above all others as the most intelligent, intricate, and psychologically absorbing ever to be invented. It has a rich history. It's played and loved by some of the world's...


Moneymaker

by Chris Moneymaker HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In 2004 the number of entrants -- and the winning pool -- at the World Series of Poker tripled, thanks in large part to Chris Moneymaker, an amateur player who came out of nowhere to win the 2003 Series, and...


Poker Nation

by Andy Bellin HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

Journalist and poker fanatic Andy Bellin takes readers on a raucous journey into the shut-up-and-deal world of professional poker. From basement games to the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, you'll look over...


The Complete Book on Balancing in Contract Bridge

by Mike Lawrence Baron Barclay Bridge Supply (October 01, 2012)

This revised and expanded edition examines bridge auctions where the opponents bid something and you have the opportunity to either let them have it or to balance. The cost of not balancing can be huge, but...


Amarillo Slim's Play Poker to Win

by Amarillo Slim Preston It Books (February 05, 2013)

In this new and completely revised edition, the first reigning World Series of Poker Champion gets down and dirty about how to win big. It's not just about cards. It's about the people who hold them, so you'll...


Ship It Holla Ballas!

by Jonathan Grotenstein & Storms Reback St. Martin's Press (January 15, 2013)

Who were the Ship It Holla Ballas?

Arguably the most successful poker crew of all time, they took advantage of the online poker boom to win tens of millions of dollars before most of them were old enough to...


Easy Casino Gambling

by Gayle Mitchell Skyhorse (May 17, 2007)

Everyone who has ever gambled knows how even small bets can make the heart race. Gayle Mitchell understands because that’s how she felt when she first walked into a Las Vegas casino nearly twenty years ago....


Blackjack Secrets

by Jay Moore Skyhorse (July 27, 2011)

The result of thirty years experience playing and winning, Jay Moore’s new book Blackjack Secrets offers rules that are of deciding importance in everyday play. Even if you don’t know anything else about...


The Times Improve Your Bridge Game

by Andrew Robson & The Times Mind Games Collins (September 06, 2018)

Based on The Times Bridge column, an extensive bridge guide aimed at the less experienced or social player who longs to improve their game, with instructive deals and tips, as well as a helpful Index.

Andrew...


Pick Up Your Poker Game

by Adam Slutsky Turner (August 01, 2011)

This humorous, laid-back guide to poker rules, strategies, techniques, and lingo will take your game to the next level.

Do you know what it takes to play the game? At the poker table, just like in the ocean,...


The Little Book of Bridge

by Brent Manley Adams Media (June 26, 2018)

A comprehensive guide to the classic card game of bridge, including an overview of the basics, tips and techniques how to play—and strategies to win; perfect for new bridge players and experienced pros alike....


Bridge Secrets: Don’t miss a trick (Collins Little Books)

by Julian Pottage Collins (September 07, 2017)

When you open this little book, the state secrets of the game of bridge lie in your hands. They cover everything you need to know to go from being a bridge beginner to an international mastermind!

The book is...


Eric Rodwell's Bidding Topics

by Eric Rodwell Baron Barclay (July 01, 2017)

This books contains articles adapted into book form that have been designed for all levels of player: by starting with the basics on the topic and gradually filling in details up to expert level, I hope to frame...


Knack Bridge for Everyone

by D. Crisfield, Eli Burakian & Stephen Gorman Globe Pequot Press (January 05, 2010)

Bridge is a famously challenging card game, one that's next to impossible to learn without a whole host of visual aids. But books on the subject all too often seem to ignore this. Enter Knack Bridge for Everyone...


Gilbert's Table Magic

by Alfred C. Gilbert Dover Publications (October 26, 2016)

Make coins vanish and reappear, make handkerchiefs change color, and make friends, family, and other audiences gasp with delight at your dazzling sleight-of-hand tricks. You can learn the secrets behind dozens...


Book of Mah Jong: An Illustrated Guide

by Amy Lo Tuttle Publishing (December 21, 2013)

Master the exhilarating game of Mahjong with this introductory guide.

Said to have originated in the court of the Emperor of Wu, for centuries Mahjong remained a diversion exclusively for the royal class of China....


The Everything Blackjack Strategy Book

by Tom Hagen & Sonia Weiss Adams Media (March 01, 2005)

Expert player Tom Hagen and author Sonia Weiss guide you through the basic rules, and reveal the surprisingly easy tricks the casinos don't want you to know. Whether you're counting cards or doubling down, you'll...


Tao Of Bridge

by Brent Manley Adams Media (November 10, 2004)

Whether you are a new or longtime bridge player, you know that bridge can serve as a metaphor for life itself. The Tao of Bridge, by Gold Life Master Brent Manley, shows you how to adapt the principles of playing...


One of a Kind

by Peter Alson, Nolan Dalla & Mike Sexton Atria Books (June 28, 2005)

Stuey Ungar, the son of a Lower East Side bookie, grew up in a New York of the 1950s and '60s that was straight out of Damon Runyon. By his early teens, he had dropped out of high school and was spending most...


Bringing Down the House

by Ben Mezrich Atria Books (December 02, 2002)

#1 National Bestseller, now the major motion picture, 21

The amazing inside story about a gambling ring of M.I.T. students who beat the system in Vegas—and lived to tell how.

Robin Hood meets the Rat Pack when...


Bigger Deal

by Anthony Holden Simon & Schuster (May 08, 2007)

In the years since Anthony Holden wrote his classic memoir Big Deal, the poker world has changed beyond recognition. When Holden played in the 1988 World Series of Poker there were 167 starters competing for...


Big Deal

by Anthony Holden Simon & Schuster (June 15, 2010)

In 1988, best-selling biographer Anthony Holden spent one year living the life of a professional poker player. His mesmerizing account of that year went on to become a classic of the genre, an inspiration to...


Stacking the Deck

by Bryan Berg & Thomas O'Donnell Touchstone (December 15, 2009)

Written by the holder of several Guinness World Records for cardstacking, this is the first complete, fully illustrated guide to the art of building mind-boggling, multilevel structures with ordinary playing...


Phil Gordon's Little Gold Book

by Phil Gordon Gallery Books (October 11, 2011)

Since reigning poker expert Phil Gordon’s Little Green Book illuminated the strategies and philosophies necessary to win at No Limit Texas Hold’em, poker has changed quickly and dramatically. Today, Pot...


Phil Hellmuth Presents Read 'Em and Reap

by Joe Navarro, Marvin Karlins & Phil Hellmuth, Jr. William Morrow Paperbacks (October 13, 2009)

very great player knows that success in poker is part luck, part math, and part subterfuge. While the math of poker has been refined over the past 20 years, the ability to read other players and keep your own...


Bad Beats and Lucky Draws: A Collection of Poker Columns by the Gre

by Phil Hellmuth, Jr. HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Bad Beats and Lucky Draws is your down-and-dirty guide to the world of high-stakes professional poker. Phil Hellmuth, nine-time World Series of Poker Champion and author of Play Poker Like the Pros, presents...


Phil Hellmuth's Texas Hold 'Em

by Phil Hellmuth, Jr. HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Now you can play and win at the world's most popular gambling card game with the help of the "Poker Brat" himself. It makes no difference if you're a novice or a serious player, gambling online, in casinos,...


The Times Beginner’s Guide to Bridge

by Andrew Robson & The Times Mind Games Collins (June 04, 2015)

A one-stop practical guide on how to play and master the fascinating game of bridge with expert advice throughout from Andrew Robson, the Times bridge correspondent and the world’s most famous and successful...


The Times Improve Your Bridge Game

by Andrew Robson & The Times Mind Games Collins (May 30, 2014)

Based on The Times Bridge column, an extensive bridge guide aimed at the less experienced or social player who longs to improve their game, with instructive deals and tips, as well as a helpful Index.

Andrew...


Bridge Secrets (Collins Little Books)

by Julian Pottage Collins (November 01, 2012)

Inside this little book lie the state secrets of the game of bridge. It covers everything you need to know to go from being a bridge beginner to an international mastermind!

The book is split into short, concise...