Poker: The Real Deal Book
This is an excellent book for anyone who wants to learn how to play Texas Hold'em cash games and tournaments. Gordon covers all the basics and gives you a feel of what to expect when you enter a casino to play poker.
The Poker world is like a secret society, poker has its own language and customs -- its own governing logic and rules of etiquette that the uninitiated may find intimidating. It's a game of skill, and playing well depends on more than just a good hand or the ability to hide emotion. The first step toward developing a style of play worthy of the greats is learning to think like a poker player. In a game where there are no absolutes, mastering the basics is only the beginning -- being able to pull off the strategy and theatrics is the difference between legendary wins and epic failure.
First Edition: Published by Simon Spotlight Entertainment in 2004, 284 pages, 9.25"x5.25" hardcover. This is an overstock edition and is in good but not perfect condition. Original price: US $19.95.