Reading List


By Dan Mountford.  The Red Hot Poker Tour is a great place for you to meet new friends, practice some new skills, and ultimately take your poker game to the next level.

So in our quest to help make you the next poker champion, we would like to recommend that you take a read through any the following five books that explore different elements of the game of poker:

1. ‘Every Hand Revealed’ – Gus Hansen

Gus Hansen Every Hand Revealed
  • Begin to think like a pro as you go inside the mind of Gus Hansen. As Gus plays his way to the top spot of the 2007 Aussie Millions tournament, you will learn how to examine the game on multiple levels and gain insight into the amount of thinking that has to go into every hand.

2. ‘Caro’s Book of Poker Tells’ – Mike Caro

Caro's Book of Poker Tells
  • Simply one of the most important books on reading opponents at the poker table. Caro uses countless illustrations and examples to demonstrate some of the more common tells in poker.

3. ‘Phil Gordon’s Little Green Book’ – Phil Gordon

Phil Gordon's Little Green Book
  • ‘Phil Gordon’s Little Green Book’ is an excellent read for intermediate players looking to gain more insight into no-limit hold ’em poker tournament strategy.

4. ‘Read ‘Em and Reap’ – Joe Navarro

Read 'Em and Reap
  • Former FBI counter-intelligence agent Joe Navarro explores the basic body language tells that players will often give away when they are trying to bluff you at the tables.

5. ‘Super System (1 + 2)’ – Doyle Brunson

Doyle Brunson's Super System 1

  • Doyle Brunson’s ‘Super System’ is one of the first books written on poker strategy, and is therefore one of the most important poker books for you to read. Even though some of the text might seem outdated now, ‘Super System’ sets the standard for which all other poker books must adhere to.

The five books that we have listed above are just a few of the many pieces of poker literature out there. We recommend that you take the time to read through some of the strategies offered in these books, and be sure to try out what you’ve learned the next time that you come out to play with the Red Hot Poker Tour. Develop a style that works best for you, and play winning poker at the tables!