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 280 rules to bring you to new levels of personal achievement, just when ...

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Overview

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 280 rules to bring you to new levels of personal achievement, just when and where you need them most.

Here are some of The Tao of Poker’s rules for success:

  • Take the long view
  • Once you commit to a hand, play it strong
  • Don’t throw in good money after bad
  • If you think you’re beat, get out

Try out these rules and watch your game, and your life, improve. Now you can be a winner at home, at work, and at the casino - wherever the stakes for success are high!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580628372
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 3/1/2003
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 949,573
  • Product dimensions: 7.18 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1 - "Starting Out - A Few Key Rules"
Chapter 2 - "Staying On Your Game - Join In The Rhythm"
Chapter 3 - "Make Correct Decisions"
Chapter 4 - "Premium Hands and Other Conundrums"
Chapter 5 - "Betting and Control"
Chapter 6 - "Bluffing"
Chapter 7 - "Know Thyself"
Chapter 8 - "The Magnetic Appeal of Loose, Sloppy Play"
Chapter 9 - "Weaving the Web"
Chapter 10 - "Body Language and the Poker Face"
Chapter 11 - "25 Common Traps"
Chapter 12 - "General Poker (And Gambling) Hints"
Chapter 13 - "On Steaming, Calm and Composure"
Chapter 14 - "Tips For Low-Limit Games"
Chapter 15 - "A Few Words About Luck"
Chapter 16 - "On Losing, Slumps, Bad Beats and Bad Luck"
Chapter 17 - "Other Players"
Chapter 18 - "The Jagged Upward Zig-Zag Graph-line To Success"
Chapter 19 - " 'Schooling' (A Group is Hard to Beat)"
Chapter 20 - "Practice and Improvement"
Chapter 21 - "The Strange Geography of Poker"
Chapter 22 - "Tiredness"
Chapter 23 - "The Tides of Luck, and When to Leave"
Chapter 24 - "Four Brief Concepts and a Short History"
Chapter 25 - "Philosophy and Poker: Miscellaneous Ramblings about Poker Players and the Poker World"
Chapter 26 - "All Star Ideas"
Chapter 27 - "Notes on Online (Internet) Poker"
Bibliography
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2005

    Interesting and Different

    The Tao of Poker is vastly different from most poker books in the approach it takes. There are some worthwhile observations and philosophies expressed here that you will not find in the typical Sklansky book. While any player of any level can take something from this book, it is geared more toward the beginning player.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2005

    'Taoist' musings on poker

    Tao of Poker is an attempt to cash in on the current poker craze by offering zen-like musings on the game. Although I have a mild interest in taoism, I can't consider myself an expert in that field, so I will leave it up to others to decide if the author met his goal of developing principles that are truly Taoist. I can say, however, that many of them are plain common sense (Rule #2 'If you think you're beat, get out;' Rules #21 and 22 'Make correct decisions') and many others are repeated throughout. I can't say the advice is bad, but it's not ground-breaking or anything. You can get better poker books than this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2004

    keep your game straight

    This is a great book for those who are new to the game and want build a solid foundation or for those more experienced players to make sure they're on the right track. As someone who has only been playing for a few years it helped round off my game. i find myself reviewing the book before i play; getting myself in the proper place in order to play well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2004

    honestly, not that fantastic

    if u are a beginner this book is fantastic, i mean great, but if you know your way around the greenfelt, this book really is a waste of time. theres probably about 60 rules said over and over again, but if you're a beginner its gold

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2003

    The Only Poker Book You Need to Read

    This is the best book on poker I have ever read - being a poker player for over 20 years, I can identify with 90 percent of the stiuations he describes. In fact, I wonder if he must have been watching me play because some of the situations come right out of my playbook. The other ten percent of the book contains more advanced concepts that I never thought of. Whether you're a veteran player or a beginner, if you're interested in becoming a better poker player, this is THE ONLY poker book to read. He concisely and definitively explains how you should play to be a winning player. If you follow all of his steps, you will be a winner over the long term. I plan to re-read it over and over again until his rules become an integral part of my play.

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