Harrington, Gordon et Sklansky peuvent vous initier aux meilleures stratégies possibles, si vous n'envisagez pas le jeu sous le bon angle, vous ne pouvez pas être un bon joueur. The Poker Mindset a pour ambition de vous faire prendre conscience des réalités du No Limit Holdem, tout en vous donnant les armes pour ne pas être victime de vos émotions quand une partie ne se déroule pas exactment comme vous l'auriez souhaité. Vous trouverez dans ce livre un grand nombre "d'évidences" qu'il ne faut jamais oublier, comme par exemple que la chance domine totalement le jeu sur le court terme... même si c'est l'habileté qui l'emporte sur le long terme. Bref, il est indispensable d'accepter les hauts et les bas du quotidien, tout en préservant sa qualité de jeu afin d'en tirer au final un bilan positif. Alors, si vous voulez rendre vos sessions plus agréables - et gagnez plus - suivez le guide. Ce bouquin est remarquablement clair et bien écrit. Les auteurs se sont en outre donné le mal de répéter constamment les concepts essentiels pour qu'ils s'impriment dans votre esprit. Chaque chapitre se conclut ainsi sur un résumé et un rappel des notions abordées. Certains trouveront peut-être ça fastidieux, mais, personnellement, j'accepte désormais plus facilement les bad beats, les mauvais joueurs, les tirages malchanceux et les longues heures où les cartes ne veulent absolument pas faire ce que j'espère. Si vous êtes un joueur, vous savez ce que je veux dire...
Un livre écrit volontairement sur le mode de la répétition. Du bon sens, des conseils avisés, vraiment tout ce qu'il faut pour avoir le bon état d'esprit avant de commencer à jouer. Les bad beats, les set-ups, les mauvaises séries ne vous feront plus grand chose... Ils ne vous démoraliseront plus et ne seront plus un frein à votre progression.
Bref, la sagesse du poker. A lire absolument pour devenir un joueur gagnant.
C'est parait-il un excellent ouvrage sur l'état d'esprit à avoir. J'ai trouvé sa lecture très fastidieuse et banale, le style de péda lourdingue. Peu inspirant en ce qui me concerne. Je ne me suis pas assez impliqué sans doute.
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Nebulous Concepts Finally Well Articulated17 avril 2007
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At first glimpse, this book appears to be not much different from a lot of other 'poker psychology' books on the market. However, after delving in and devouring the book, it offered much more than I expected. This is not a book that talks about reading opponents or taking advantage of their weaknesses, rather it takes the opposite approach: It tells you how to read yourself and avoid allowing your opponents to take advantage of you.
There are a number of concepts in this book that every poker player thinks they understand, such as tilt, bad beats, and downswings, but you quickly realize how little understood these concepts are when they are so well articulated as in this book. Everyone who reads this will find at least one chapter where they realize that they have made the exact mistake mentioned in the chapter but have not been able to put their finger on it. I personally have made nearly every mindset mistake mentioned in this book at one point or another, and I recognized each with each successive chapter. It feels all too familiar. We all know the gaps in our game, but this helps us really understand the gaps in our game and offers strategies to eliminate them.
I would recommend this book to anyone who has ever tilted off money, has ever stayed at a table too long, or has ever gone broke at limits too high for them. This book bears re-reading because these concepts are crucially important to being a winning player.
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This book's a must have if you play poker!24 mai 2007
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If you play poker for fun OR if you think you're good enough to turn pro, this book is a "Must Read!" It's not another "how-to." There are plenty of those. And, if you're like me, you know that poker playing skill is all relative. If you already know about "pot odds", probablities, "premium hands", betting after the flop, and all the other technical stuff, then read this book before you play another hand. Sure, you will already know some of this stuff intuitively. But even if you do, this book is good reinforcement!
I knew some of the things that Ian Taylor and Matthew Hilger point out. But I'm one of those guys that are so competetive, I let my emotions take over. But the next time I find myself in a "downswing" OR an "upswing", I will concentrate on what I learned in the Poker Mindset to try and improve my situation. "Just try to take my chips, baby!"
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Excellent analysis of the psychology of successful poker play20 août 2007
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There are quite a few good books out there about the mechanics of poker play (I recommend any of Dan Harrington's books) -- where you can read about pot odds and late-position versus early-position play and all that -- and there are also good books out there about the psychology of poker play. I have read only two books devoted to the mental aspect of the game, but "The Poker Mindset" ranks among the best treatises about the psychological mindset poker players need to develop to improve their game.
What makes this book different than other texts written by players or psychologists? This book doesn't profess to tell you how to win on a regular basis per se. You WILL experience downswings which could last for long stretches, whether you are a solid player or not. Instead, the authors emphasize that how one deals with the invariable ups and downs of the game will determine whether one succeeds over the long haul.
This book takes a detailed, clinical and statistical approach to the realities of the game -- how odds figure into results in the near versus long term, how luck gives way to skill over time, how players limit their development by mis-associating certain results with unrelated causes (I lost this hand because I'm just running bad right now) -- and how understanding the bigger (mathematical) picture of poker reality is at the heart of anyone developing into a successful player.
The authors don't deconstruct hands, they deconstruct the mental process as events unfold at tables, and then they provide details about how to avoid common traps poker players fall into. They examine the many forms of tilt (not just players blowing up at the table, which is only one form of tilt) and how players need to confront their own mental and emotional weaknesses to overcome it.
The authors thorough examination of tilt (they define tilt as anything that prevents you from playing your best poker) will help the player focus on the subtle slips that further damage his/her results. This book is full of well-articulated ideas (and not too much mathematics) that help players take a 500-foot view of their game so that they can leave behind their superstitions and woolly misconceptions about suck outs, bad beats and downswings and improve their overall game. I highly recommend it, especially for those of you who have hit a "wall" and can't figure out why your game seems to be devolving.
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good for beginner; not so much for very experienced players18 mai 2010
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If you are a beginner or intermediate player, then this is an excellent read. It outlines some of the most critical aspects of poker that separate the winners from the break-even/losing players. For me, I have been playing seriously for about 10 years, professionally for more than 5 years, I didn't find any new or very much useful information in the book. The reason I bought this book was because I was having the worst month I have had in a long time and I thought reading something like this might help put me back in the right frame of mind but the information is far more basic than I expected. I was expecting to learn more about myself and other people like WHY our egos sometimes get in our ways and WHY do we tilt from short-term results. The book gives answers to some of those types of questions but not as personal and in-depth as I was looking for.
I highly recommend this book to any new or intermediate player. I wish this book was around when I started playing. Things that took me years and years to learn are printed in black and white right there in this book.
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Got me "over the hump"!!9 septembre 2009
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I have read countless strategy guides and spent thousands of hours at the tables and have become quite a skilled player over the years. I feel I have a deep understanding of the game and can read players extremely well. However, after all my study and efforts, was only slightly better than marginally profitable. I was beginning to doubt whether, with all the bad plays gone good, it was possible to make a real profit at poker. Could all the so called "Pro's" be media creations? I knew the biggest leak in my game was my emotional control, but had no idea how to plug it. I read "The Psychology of Poker" and "My Worst Poker Enemy" and found them very helpful, but still struggled. This book was like shining a light into a dark room. The authors intoduce concepts that should have been obvious, but somehow eluded me. The indepth analysis of "tilt" and discussions on long term success and bankroll strategies were amazing. I saw immediate results in my attitude at the table, even before finishing the book. A bad beat that normally would send me into a tailspin no longer bothers me. One of my regular opponents noticed and remarked "how are we going to beat you if we can't put you on tilt anymore?" In the four weeks since recieving the book I have increased my bankroll by over $4000, playing 1/2 NLHE! (no BS) Its not that I haven't had losing sessions, I just seem to lose less when I lose and win more when I win! I highly reccommend this book for anyone who has a good grip on the skills and strategies of the game but can't seem to get "over the hump". Just be careful who you tell, it may be like "knocking on the glass" and waking up the fish!