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I love poker tournaments because of the rivalry, strategy, and adrenaline. There is no better place to check your poker skills against famous poker players, and there is no greatest thrill than winning a Multi-Table Tournament.
If you enjoy tournament play (I suppose you are since you are reading this post), I have selected for you the best tournament poker books.
Is there only one type of poker tournament?
When players hear the word ‘tournament,’ they always think about a simple MTT (Multi-Table Tournament). However, there are more variations of poker tournaments!
That’s why I have divided the books into four categories:
I hope you find here a poker tournament strategy book that will move your game to the next level!
5 Best Multi Table Tournament Poker Books
What is a Multi-Table Poker Tournament (MTT)?
Harrington on Hold' Em Expert Strategy for No Limit Tournaments, Vol. 1
- Very good Kindle editions
- For beginners to intermediate
- Great writing style
- Great tournament insights
- Good sense of humor of the authors
- One of the poker ‘classics’
- Loaded with diagrams
- Free with Audible
- Most of the techniques are well known today
Harrington on Hold 'em Expert Strategy for No Limit Tournaments, Vol. 2: Endgame
With “Harrington on Hold’em Volume II,” Action Dan has accomplished the seemingly impossible.
What is ‘The Endgame’ about?
Dan Harrington will teach you how to:
- make moves,
- handle tough inflection point plays (a point where your playing style must switch because of a difference in your M (how many hands you can play before you’re blinded out),
- handle the game when there are a few players remaining,
- play heads-up,
- play the middle to the last stages.
The most exciting parts of the book
Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker Volume 3
Play Poker Like the Pros, by Phil Hellmuth
- The strategy for beginners is well presented.
- You will get insight into Hellmuth’s exceptional style of play.
- Free with Audible
- Seven-Card Stud, as well as Omaha strategies, are included in the book
- Real examples are included.
- A considerable portion of the book concentrates on the Limit game.
- There aren’t enough hand examples.
- Not enough advanced strategies.
- Too much Phil’s ego.
Every Hand Revealed – by Gus Hansen
Top 2 Books To Improve Your Sit And Go Poker Strategy
What is a SNG poker tournament?
Sit’ n Go Strategy
Secrets of sit n gos
About Phil Shaw
What will you learn from this book?
- use sit-and-gos and bankroll management to turn a $200 bankroll into a $100,000 bankroll in a year
- use fundamental all-in or fold techniques to progress from a beginner to a winner
- use computer programs successfully when making crucial decisions
- apply more complex Sit’n’go ideas, including ICM, to become an experienced player
- the benefits of playing sit and goes over MTTs and cash games
- maximum achievable ROIs for sit-and-go games at low, medium, and high stakes
- the best strategies to use when playing heads-up (one-on-one) with a short stack
- ROI variations between the turbo and regular sit-and-gos
- how big of a stack is ideal for defending blinds
- how to play bubble situations.
There are also quizzes at the end of the book
Poker Satellite Books
What Are Poker Satellites?
Poker Satellite Strategy’ by Dara O’Kearney, Barry Carter
- Excellent niche product
- High quality
- An audio version is available
- Easy to follow
- Lots of good info
- Strategies are well explained
- Free with Audible
- Some tables don't display correctly on Kindle
Top Bounty and Knockout Strategy Books
What are Bounty and Knockout poker tournaments?
- Normal bounties – 20% or 25% of each buy-in goes to the bounties.
- Progressive PKOs – the value of your bounty grows each time you eliminate a player.
- Super KOs – where the prizes are split 50/50 between the regular rewards and bounties.
PKO Poker Strategy: How to adapt to Bounty and Progressive Knockout online poker tournaments
Bounty and Progressive Knockout are additional NLH MTT variants that are becoming increasingly popular.
- essential adjustments in PKO play,
- methods for deciding on calling ranges,
- information on why you should never register late,
- specific PKO mindset concerns,
- details on how to adjust when the pay jumps become significant,
- when to use standard MTT strategy
- and much more.
Which tournament poker book is your favorite?
Let me know in the comments below.