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The Tao of Poker: 285 Rules to Transform Your Game and Your Life

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Poker is more than just a card game - it can also help you become a winner away from the gaming tables! By blending the life lessons of a time-honored spiritual practice with the strategy of this popular card game, you can create a powerful approach to successful play - and successful living. In The Tao of Poker, prize-winning poker player Larry Phillips offers more than 2 ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published March 1st 2003 by Adams Media Corporation (first published January 1st 2003)
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Sean Goh
Mar 15, 2015 Sean Goh rated it liked it
The bit about online poker tells was quite edifying.

It is never a bad idea at the first sign of trouble, to get out of a hand.

The process must always be kept uppermost, because it is what will win you money over the long run. give yourself a pat on the back every time you make the right play, regardless of how it turns out.

Without an adequate bankroll, we tend to inject emotion into these fluctuations that occur. Having our heart and soul riding on each hand magnifies them and makes them larger
Jacqui Allen
Feb 24, 2015 Jacqui Allen rated it liked it
I read this book for some guidance with another risky endeavour so I knew nothing at all about poker which I think was the reason I didn't get a lot out of it. But, I will keep it and re-read it later - perhaps with some poker knowledge.
Nov 22, 2014 Timothy rated it it was ok
Mostly about tilt control and general poker playing attitude. A bit about live tells. Definitely aimed at live play, but useful information in general. A quick read.
Mar 03, 2013 Kinch rated it really liked it
Not a huge amount of poker theory, but very good for people who already basically understand the game but are looking for an over-arching view of it and the right mind-set to deal with the swings. Also just a very entertaining read. Thought of this book today when I went all in with QQ against AK off suit and went into a nice meditative state to prepare for an Ace or King on the flop (they didn't come, phew!).
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Mr. Phillips, a native of Monroe, Wisconsin, began his writing career as a reporter for the United Country Courier newspaper. Before focusing upon books, he authored many magazine and newspaper articles
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