POKER AND CHESS BOOKS

by

BOB CIAFFONE

BUY MY BOOKS DIRECTLY FROM ME BECAUSE:

(1) All copies are personally autographed.
(2) I charge only the actual shipping cost.

SHIPPING COSTS

The shipping cost for any of my books to anywhere in the USA is $4.60
A book is sent right away by USPS Flat Rate Priority Mail.
In the USA I can ship any two books in the same package for this same price.
Shipcost to Canada by air is $5 and up.
Shipcost to most other foreign countries is $11 (USPS Priority Mail).

For more info about my books, or to order any of them,
email me at bthecoach@att.net

or call me at my home number (989) 792-0884 in Saginaw, Michigan
anytime between 11 AM and 9 PM EST.
I am not equipped to take a credit card. Please send a personal check, or use the online money transfer services of PayPal. Email me to get my snailmail address.

POKER BOOK LIST

MIDDLE LIMIT HOLDEM POKER

2002 - 332 pages - $25

This book is co-authored with Jim Brier, formerly a poker student of mine, and now a professional poker player. It discusses over 400 poker hands, most taken from actual live play, and has plenty of theory as well. Any holdem player who does not buy it is making a major mistake.

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IMPROVE YOUR POKER

1997 - 220 pages - $20

This is an advanced text on poker discussing the most important concepts applying to all the major poker forms. It is written for people who are already familiar with poker and would like to have some high-quality professional advice on playing the game. Use the ideas in this book and you'll definitely achieve better results.

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Read a chapter, "Four Poker Myths"

POT-LIMIT & NO-LIMIT POKER

1997 - 220 pages - $25

This book is co-authored with Stewart Reuben, the well-known British poker player and chess promoter. It discusses pot-limit and no-limit betting ideas in far greater depth than other works. Popular poker forms covered include hold'em, Omaha, stud, and lowball draw.

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Read a chapter, "Comparing Pot-limit To Limit"

OMAHA POKER
21st Century Edition

2006 - 124 pages - $16.

AVAILABLE NOW!

This book thoroughly explains Omaha, the action-packed poker form that uses four cards in your hand. It was originally printed in 1984, then greatly expanded in the Millennium Edition (1999) to give deeper coverage of the popular form for limit play, high-low split eight-or-better. I have now republished it in 2006 under the new title "Omaha Poker." The entire book has been rewritten, with 20 extremely informative pages added on pot-limit Omaha high. If you have an earlier edition of the book, no need to buy the new one -- unless your game is pot-limit Omaha high, in which case you need the new book bigtime.

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Read a chapter, "Evaluation Of Starting Hands"


The Official Rules Of Poker (1984) - The English edition is now out of print.


Roberts Rules Of Poker (continually updated) - You can download this poker rulebook from my website for free.

WEBSITES OF BUSINESSES CARRYING MY POKER BOOKS

Card Player This quality magazine put out by Barry Shulman is devoted mainly to poker. I have had a regular column in it since 1991 called "All About Poker."

The Poker Bookstore This site features a collection of what they consider to be the best poker books, with some book reviews of them. Two of my books are on their top ten list.

Professional Poker.com This poker book source is run by Michael Minkoff of Lefco Video Services, based in Henderson, Nevada.

Gambler's Book Club This bookstore is located in Las Vegas, and has the world's largest catalog of books on poker and other gameplaying and gambling subjects.

Gamblers General Store The Gamblers General Store is just what it says; they have lots of stuff. The GGS is the biggest supplier of gambling supplies in the world. And they have a large poker book selection.

ConJelCo This company is owned and operated by Chuck Weinstock, and sells books via the Internet. Chuck publishes a regular newsletter called "The Intelligent Gambler," that includes contributions from me.

RGE Publishing, Ltd This Vegas-based company was originally for helping blackjack players, but it now stocks and sells poker books. Their www website is named "AdvantagePlayer.com."

Books For Gamblers This internet book seller specializing in gambling books serves the Canadian market. It is owned and operated by Mike Rosen.

Poker Gurus is an attractive website run by Mike Vuolo where you can buy books on poker.

Baron Barklay Bridge Supplies is the world's leading supplier of bridge books. Now they are entering the poker book market as well. Jim Maier, the proprietor, is a poker player, and well aware of the spreading popularity of the game now that it is available on television.

CHESS BOOK LIST

SMITH-MORRA GAMBIT, FINEGOLD DEFENSE

2000 - 140 pages - $10

I co-authored this book with IM Ben Finegold. We show how black can meet the Smith-Morra Gambit in the Sicilian Defense by developing the kingside and leaving the queen-knight at home, which allows black to expand on the queenside by a6 and b5. We think this is the most effective way to meet the gambit, giving black a large advantage.


The Catalan Gambit (1983) - This is a chess opening text on the Nf3 Catalan. It now out of print.

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