re: Poker & Poker Books Not on Poker
Originally Posted by NiceNisus
I remember seeing a post about books that are helpful in strengthening a player's mind-set, on and off the felt.
Could someone link me to such post if you know what I'm referring to,
or suggest books that I may be looking for.
Though I don't know of any links, I can
take a shot at some books you might be looking for.
The Art of War by Sun Tzu
is one many players and pros think is a great study in mindset, as well as strategy.
Matter of fact, a phrase from that book is quoted at the start of Chapter 2 in The Poker Mindset by Ian Taylor and Matthew Hilger
, another that is highly recommended by poker players regardless of ranking. Here's the quote:
"Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win."
There is also Mind's Power Unleashed by Sam Chauhan
, which I recently purchased but have not yet read. The author is gaining quite a reputation as a "professional mindset trainer". He has written a number of truly inspiring articles for Bluff Magazine and pro Antonio Esfandiari is a client.
From the articles I have read by Chauhan, my fave quote so far is:
"There is no such thing as failure, only feedback."
Isn't that great?!
Finally, I think that No-Limit Life by Charlie Shotten
is a wonderfully uplifting book about attitude about and orientation toward not only poker, but most importantly life. Whenever my chips are down, on or off the felt, I turn to this book.