“In poker – as in so many other disciplines – there are great “players” and then there are great “teachers.” Lou Krieger is both. Trust me. His appreciation for the intricacies of poker are obvious. He’s one of the few writers who incorporates both good card sense and comprehensive situational analysis in his writing. Reading Lou’s advice is like getting painting lessons from Rembrandt or being taught the violin by Stradivarius.” Nolan Dalla – Card Player Magazine.

Lou Krieger, who has been playing poker since childhood, is currently the editor of Poker Player Newspaper and has written 11 books and more than 400 columns about poker strategy for a variety of magazines. His writings also appear on this website, and on, where he’s also active in the poker forums.

Lou’s first book, Hold’em Excellence: From Beginner to Winner, was published in 1995. He followed that up with MORE Hold’em Excellence: A Winner For Life, in 1997. In 2000, Poker For Dummies – currently on its way to becoming the best selling poker book in history – was released. His fourth book, Gambling For Dummies, followed in 2001.

In 2003, Lou wrote Internet Poker: How to Play and Beat Online Poker Games with Kathy Watterson, and Winning Omaha/8 Poker, with Mark Tenner. The Poker Player’s Bible, published by Barron’s, followed in November 2004.

Secrets the Pros Won’t Tell You About Winning Hold’em Poker, written with Sheree Bykofsky, was published in 2006. Sheree also co-authored The Rules of Poker: Essential for Every Game, published in late 2006, and The Portable Poker Pro: Winning Tips for Texas Hold’em, which was published in 2007. 52 Great Poker Tips was published in June, 2007.

Lou hosts “Keep Flopping Aces,” a weekly radio show on RoundersRadio. The show airs at 6:00 Pacific Time every Thursday evening, and can also be heard as a podcast for on-demand listening.

Casino Journal Magazine, the industry bible, in 2000 named Krieger one of the most influential gaming writers of the past 100 years — an honor accorded to only five poker authors.

When not writing about poker, talking about it on the radio, or editing Poker Player Newspaper, Lou can be found playing poker at casinos near his home in Palm Desert, California.

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