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!
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 situations 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.
–A reviewer, and a poker player, September 2, 2003
I was vaguely aware of Larry Phillips and his “Tao” and “Zen” of poker books before I decided to purchase them both a couple of weeks ago. As the reader probably knows, Steve Dannenman (the 2nd place finisher in the World Series of Poker Main event in 2005) was carrying Tao around with him during the World Series this year.
Just about everything here is quietly valuable. …will make you a sounder player.
Reviewer: Bernard Chapin (CHICAGO! USA) – January 22, 2006
About the Author
Larry Phillips is a professional – and successful – poker player, writer and journalist. He is author of five books, including the acclaimed Zen and the Art of Poker. He is a regular contributor to magazines, inc. Poker Digest.