The New Testament.
If Doyle Brunson is credited for having wrote the poker bible than Annie Duke wrote the new testament. I want to keep this book to myself and hide it from the rest of the world.
My favorite thing about "Decide" is the main point Annie drives home throughout the book. Poker is a game of decision making under conditions of uncertainty.
Annie explains in depth how she makes decisions easier for herself and harder for her competition.
If Annie Duke writes a 2nd book and I'm still using Audible I will buy it.
Anne Duke has no problem telling it like it is. She is very informative on how she thinks at the table. overall very helpful for those that want a guide line to a higher level of thinking at the table
Really was an immediate game changer for me. Could have done without the attempts at humor, but the poker information was top notch. I had a dramatic improvement in my game. This book is not for someone who's brand new at the game, but huge for amateurs who want to really take that next step.
Do you love poker?
If the answer is yes then and only then listen to this book. LYou should have a firm grasp of the game of no limit holdem before you even think about getting this book. At times it can be very dry, but if you're committed to the game then you will be willing to endure the tedious nature of the book.
Teaches you how to think instead of rules to always follow like beginner books. Just be prepared to listen through the whole thing at least twice. Not the best narration but is to be expected when read by author.
THE BEST POKER BOOK OUT THERE - AMAZING INSIGHT
IT MADE ME CONFIDENT IN MY LINES OF PLAY - AND I NO LONGER CRY WHEN I LOSE - FOR REASONS GIVEN IN THIS BOOK.
I WAS AN AVERAGE EXPERIENCED PLAYER BEFORE READING THIS BOOK, LOSING MORE THAN I WAS WINNING,STRUGGLING TO RISE ABOVE THE COMPETITION, BUT HOPEFUL MY "LUCK" WOULD CHANGE. AFTER LISTENING TO THIS AUDIOBOOK MY BANKROLL HAS RISEN 10 FOLD AND I AM A MUCH BETTER PLAYER,IT PATCHED UP MANY HOLES IN MY GAME. YOU WILL NEED TO BE ATTENTIVE AND LISTEN MANY, MANY TIMES TO FULLY GRASP THIS WINNING STYLE OF POKER, BUT IT WORKS AND MY HAT'S OFF TO ANNIE DUKE, VERY IMPRESSIVE! ( 78suited not so attractive anymore...lol)
Do not have print version, but Annie's narration is great, so much more real
Makes you understand the game, not just memorizing things
Annie makes you feel like she is talking to you and makes things feel real
Hey, it is a poker book, not romance novel
Highly recommend it for players wanting to improve
When I started listening to this book, it was like a veil being lifted from my eyes. It became so obvious that the path I'd taken would never make me a better player. I wasn't thinking ahead at all. I wasn't trying to figure out what hand(s) the opponents could be having as I thought it was impossible to figure out. Without some idea of this outs and pot odds make almost no sense. So what if you make your hand and have no clue that your opponent had you all along. You raised on the flop, he called. Called all the way to the river and then raised all-in. What on earth did you think he had? Your 67 made the flush on the turn but do you really think the tight player calling you has nothing?!
Anyways. So far I have been reading the first 5 chapters over and over again because they are important for me to understand. It has totally changed the game for me. It has changed from being any other kind of gambling to a game of skill and thrill. The book won't make you a better player but it will give you the tools to practice the decision making and thereby making less errors. You will start to not care that much about results but more about if you made the right decision. If you made the right decision you will win in the long run. Knowing you made the right decision makes you smile. Well, it makes me smile even if I lost the hand. Looking back for errors. None. Smiling. Next time you'll play it the exactly same way and win.
If you have to have the best hand to win, you won't make it in poker.
No. I haven't finished it yet. I have been rereading the first 5 chapters over and over again to fully understand and absorb its content.
Its all about decisions.