Playing to Win: Becoming the Champion

Playing to Win: Becoming the Champion

by David Sirlin
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Playing to Win: Becoming the Champion by David Sirlin

Winning at competitive games requires a results-oriented mindset that many players are simply not willing to adopt. This book walks players through the entire process: how to choose a game and learn basic proficiency, how to break through the mental barriers that hold most players back, and how to handle the issues that top players face. It also includes a complete analysis of Sun Tzu's book The Art of War and its applications to games of today. These foundational concepts apply to virtually all competitive games, and even have some application to "real life."
Trade paperback. 142 pages.

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ISBN-13: 9780557388134
Publication date: 09/13/2011
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,122,028
File size: 173 KB

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Playing to Win: Becoming the Champion 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this NOOK book hoping to find some useful information that would apply to world of competitive (FPS) gameplay. Description sounded promising as was the title. Let me tell you that I have never bought such a poorly formatted and useless in terms of content book, ever.  Content was disappointing, to same the least. OK, there were some seeds of common sense here and there but anyone who is looking to played competitevly had learned that (and much more) a long time ago.  For the most part though there were pages after pages of detailed description of elements of fighting games that I don't even know would be useful if I played any (I don't). Or attempts of explaining the "Art of War" by Sun Tzu. I don't really think it was useful by any means; I own the "Art of War" and reading it alone made much more sense to me. Formatting of the text was horrible. I could not believe such a "book" was released. Paragraphs would start in a middle of the sentence; titles most of the time would be presented as unfinished phrases with no formatting at the end of a paragraph; any highlighted in italics text would have no spaces in front and after it, and so on - you get the idea. I really think any middle schooler would come up with much better formatting, if asked.   I respect author's attempt to write something on the topic, but feel like I wasted much of my own time and money for buying and trying to read this book. I ended up deleting it from my library permanently.