Zen and the Art of Poker Timeless Secrets to Transform Your Game

ISBN-10: 0452281261

ISBN-13: 9780452281264

Edition: 1999

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Inside the world of poker lies an exercise in strategy and extreme concentration - many of the same principles that underpin the 1000 year old philosophy of Zen spirituality. This book applies Zen theories to the game of poker.
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 178
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.352
Language: English

Ernest Hemingway did more to change the style of English prose than any other writer in the twentieth century, and for his efforts he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1954. Publication of The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms immediately established Ernest Hemingway as one of the greatest literary lights of the twentieth century. As part of the expatriate community in 1920s Paris, the former journalist and World War I ambulance driver began a career that led to international fame. He covered the Spanish Civil War, portraying it in fiction in his brilliant novel For Whom the Bell Tolls, and he subsequently covered World War II. His classic novella The Old Man and the Sea won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. He died in 1961.

Larry W. Phillips is a lifelong resident of Monroe, Wisconsin. He is the author of numerous books, including "Ernest Hemingway On Writing" and "Zen and the Art of Poker". He is married to Pam, and they have a daughter, Mary, son-in-law Mike, and two grandsons, Mandius and Marek.

Introduction
Fundamentals
What Is Zen?
Folding
Take the Long View
Practice, Practice, Practice
The Road to Eventual Mastery
Calmness and Rhythm
Calmness: Prepare for the Worst-Case Scenario
Calmness: The Ordinary Way
Detachment: The Ego-ess State
Naturalness: The End of Self-Frustrating Effort
Rhythm: The Back-and-Forth Flow
The Wall of Cards: Cyclical Luck
Nuts and Bolts
Include Failure in the System
A Few Rules on Hesitating
Stealth, Sneakiness, and Cunning
The Poker Face and Body Language
Warrior Zen
Betting
Aggression
Warrior Zen
Playing on Instinct
Consciousness
Focus
Emotions and Opponents
Respect for Opponents
On Overconfidence, Pride, and Arrogance
Steaming ... and Other Emotions
Bad Luck and Losing
Examine Your Motives
Mastery: Expertise in Sight
Appendix 1
Zen and Tournament Play
Appendix 2
Notes on Zen and Poker Computer Software
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
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