Before the internet made everything easy, everything used to be handed over through word of mouth. It’s tough to find out the history of poker as just like everything else, poker used to be handed over to generations from stories told at the tables. Media, the internet and television were none existent which made the situation even worse. However, books played a significant role in keeping the game alive.
It will surprise you how many poker legends have tried their hand in writing books. Just like legends in other fields, poker legends have also written books to inspire aspiring poker players.
Who Are Some Of The Big Name Poker Players Who Have Written Books?
Below are some of the poker legends whose books have revolutionized some of the most common poker approaches.
• Michael Craig
Michael Craig in his book The Full Tilt Poker Strategy Guide revolutionized the way poker gets played. Poker players using this strategy became rock stars of the game. The book also borrows ideas heavily from some poker pros.
• Tommy Angelo
His book Elements Of Poker brings to life ”reciprocality” which means approaching the game from different perspectives. The book teaches you to think outside the box when it comes to playing poker.
• Phil Gordon
Phil Gordon wrote Little Green Book got released at the height of Phil’s fame in 2009. The book is all about strategy and borrows heavily from Harvey Penick’s The Little Green Golf Book. His fame and poker prowess enabled him to have a TV show called the Celebrity Poker.
Which Is Your Poker Playing Style?
There are different names used to describe an individual style of poker play. They include:
• The Fish/Calling Station: the player calls a bet more than they raise.
• Newbie; they refuse to learn the game to elevate their status t pros.
• Maniac: they raise the game at any opportunity hindering smooth flow of the game