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Inside the intriguing world of poker lies a fascinating exercise in strategy and extreme concentration--many of the same principles that underpin the one-thousand-year-old philosophy of Zen spirituality. Zen and the Art of Poker is the first book to apply Zen theories to America's most popular card game, presenting tips that readers can use to enhance their game. Among theInside the intriguing world of poker lies a fascinating exercise in strategy and extreme concentration--many of the same principles that underpin the one-thousand-year-old philosophy of Zen spirituality. Zen and the Art of Poker is the first book to apply Zen theories to America's most popular card game, presenting tips that readers can use to enhance their game. Among the more than one hundred rules that comprise this book, readers will learn to: * Make peace with folding* Use inaction as a weapon* Make patience a central pillar of their strategy* Pick their times of confrontationUsing a concise and spare style, in the tradition of Zen practices and rituals, Zen and the Art of Poker traces a parallel track connecting the two disciplines by giving comments and inspirational examples from the ancient Zen masters to the poker masters of today....

Title : Zen and the Art of Poker: Timeless Secrets to Transform Your Game
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ISBN : 9780452281264
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 192 Pages
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Zen and the Art of Poker: Timeless Secrets to Transform Your Game Reviews

  • B. A.
    2019-03-19 11:25

    Great book for the mental side of things. Poker is largely about self-control and patience, and that is what this book teaches...as well as some stuff about Zen, a topic that I've read a lot of books about, actually.This book is well worth buying if you play poker.. I've read it 3 or 4 times...a short, easy read, and mildly humorous in spots.Probably worth reading even for the non-poker player.

  • Eric Soderstrom
    2019-03-02 07:22

    An ad-hoc collection of quotes about zen, loosely applied to poker. Most of the practical advice can be summarized as "minimize tilt."The author believes that luckiness is a meaningful concept in poker strategy, and advises:"It can’t hurt to monitor one’s luck and the general trend of it: how hot or cold you are is a legitimate factor in the decisionmaking process."

  • Vitaliy
    2019-03-19 08:18

    For poker players only. Good advice to deal with emotion and attitude while playing. But ignore game theory advice.

  • Incze Zoltan
    2019-03-22 09:20

    The quote sums it all up. This book is worthless, the technical advice is terrible and the mindset advice is also pretty lame. If you want to beat the games and make money playing poker, avoid this book."Since poker involves so many borderline decisions, often occurringone after another, it doesn’t hurt to ask yourself from timeto time (when trying to make up your mind about which way togo in a hand): “How is my luck running?” Asking yourself thiscan be helpful in maximizing your good days and minimizingyour bad days.As noted, some players ignore this completely. They play eachhand independently, regardless of how their luck is running. Yousee these players betting along nonchalantly, playing each hand bythe book, despite being down a lot of money. They have not retreated,despite the negative flow of events."

  • Barbara Reich
    2019-03-08 08:20

    Yes you can bring your spiritual practice to the poker tables! This book taught me how to stay in the flow whilst playing poker and not abandon who I am whilst I'm playing but bring my Self into the game and remain balanced.

  • Ryan
    2019-03-10 08:38

    "lets all go out the casino and fold a few hands."

  • Matt
    2019-02-28 07:19

    Since I read this, I have decreased my head butting of opponents by approximately 37%. Dude makes a lot of sense.

  • Poo Man
    2019-02-27 11:35

    He tells me to fold alot.

  • Barrie Penman
    2019-02-25 07:13

    Light reading.Lots of quotes that makes sense.You might pick up something that helps your play.As they save "Every mickle makes a muckle."As one reader has said after reading it has reduced his headbutting of annoying and crap players by 37%.If this is all you learn it will improve poker for everyone else.

  • Russell
    2019-03-09 08:38

    This book taught me that getting angry at the cards when the cards aren't good will not make you a happy, well adjusted person. But apparently, becoming one with the flow of poker will. Even though it sounds like good advice, I've decided to remain angry at the cards.

  • Tim
    2019-03-05 10:32

    A terrific book on keeping one's cool at a frustrating game (has good advice for life as well). Reviewed for Card Player.

  • Mark Antonio Wright
    2019-03-09 11:25

    You're not going to learn the technical side of Poker from this book..... but it will teach you about attitude, emotion and patience: Zen.

  • Keanu
    2019-03-06 05:12

    Pretty good.

  • Kane Walls
    2019-02-19 07:27

    This book really works!!!

  • Richard Herbert
    2019-02-24 08:19

    Brings something a bit diffrent to the poker table, defo worth a look.

  • Derek Lee
    2019-03-12 09:17

    Great read. Lots of tips and strategies. Helped my game a bit I suppose.

  • Page
    2019-03-20 10:39

    This book doesn't guarantee to make you an instant winner at poker but it does attempt to help you to gain mastery over yourself and that is an important ingrediant in enjoying the game.