Improve your skills playing Limit Texas Hold'em
with these poker books.
This was one of the first books on playing Limit Texas Hold'em I ever read, and I'm glad it was. Lee Jones provides clear, useful tips and strategies for playing and winning low-limit ($1-$2 to $4-$8) Hold'em at home games and casinos.
If you can win at the lower limits of Texas Hold'em and feel like you're ready to move up to bigger stakes games, this book is a must-read. Using over 400 hands to discuss strategy for different scenarios, Ciaffone offers excellent advice on playing limit Texas Hold'em at levels from $10-$20 through $40-$80.
You don't usually think of poker pros playing small-stakes games, but if they did, this book tells you how they'd play -- and how to emulate them. Ed Miller, David Sklansky, and Mason Malmuth's write on topics including implied odds, position, counting outs, evaluating the flop, and value betting. Quizzes at the end let you see if you've really learned your stuff.
This book uses a test-yourself format to simulate live action play and asking you to choose what to do at each stage of a limit Texas Hold'em hand. As I like puzzles, I enjoyed mentally muscling my way through the hands, and it has useful lessons for both live games and online play.
Our Guide to Casino Gambling, Bill Burton, details his journey "from the kitchen to the cardroom" in this book, and takes readers from bare bone basics to more advanced strategies and ways to improve their game.