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Decide to Play Great Poker Audiobook
Decide to Play Great Poker
Written by: 
Annie Duke, John Vorhaus
Narrated by: 
Annie Duke
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Decide to Play Great Poker Audiobook

Decide to Play Great Poker: A Strategy Guide to No-limit Texas Hold Em

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Publisher's Summary

Ask the great poker players how they'd play a hand and the answer is always "it depends." That answer can be infuriating. But guess what? It really does depend. The key to becoming a great poker player is in knowing what it depends on. At last there's a book that gives you that answer. Poker is a game of so many variables; table position, flop texture, the number of players in a hand, the personalities of your opponents, and so much more. Decide to Play Great Poker teaches you how to identify and analyze those variables, interchange them within basic game-situation templates, and become knowledgeable, comfortable, and confident in any poker situation. Instead of just dictating a bunch of rules that work only some of the time, this book teaches you to become a great poker thinker and strategist so that you can expertly navigate any poker challenge you encounter. Most players think the goal of poker is to make money. They're wrong! The goal of poker is to make good decisions. Money is simply the way you measure how well you're meeting that objective. So if you're ready to start making world-class decisions at the poker table - and to reap the substantial rewards that those decisions will yield - all you have to do is decide: Decide to Play Great Poker now. You'll never be vexed by "it depends" again.

©2011 Annie Duke and John Vorhaus (P)2011 Spoken Word Inc

What the Critics Say

"Annie is the rare player who not only plays well but is also an amazing teacher. She and John Vorhaus have closed an important gap in poker lit by writing about the art of poker, not the mechanics. This is an essential book for anyone who wants to take their game to its peak." (Erik Seidel, All-time tournament-poker money leader)

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    Brendan 05-17-16
    Brendan 05-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Absolutely loved it. I'll be re-reading it again."

    So much to absorb, so much to comprehend. If you like advanced concepts broken down in to bite size meals then this is the book for you. just be prepared to have to read it multiple times to take it all in.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael 10-22-15
    Michael 10-22-15
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    "Pleasantly Perfect"

    The information is valuable. Perfect for where I'm at in poker right now. Annie Duke's voice and delivery is pleasant and soothing. I could listen to her read the phone book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jackalope 10-20-15
    Jackalope 10-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "I believe Annie Duke is a genuis."
    If you could sum up Decide to Play Great Poker in three words, what would they be?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Annie explains in depth how she makes decisions easier for herself and harder for her competition.


    Any additional comments?

    If Annie Duke writes a 2nd book and I'm still using Audible I will buy it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    David A Vogel Jr 08-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A lot of great information into how pros think."

    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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Paul 07-25-15
    Paul 07-25-15
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    "quans review"

    it's very clear concise and informative giving a unique perspective on playing poker it comes from a format of not telling you what to do but how best to do it and why

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cora Keegan 06-14-15
    Cora Keegan 06-14-15 Member Since 2013

    I am inspired by the beautiful women, girls, and men who I’ve met over the years that lack the self-esteem to recognize their own beauty.

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    "This should not be an audio book"
    What did you like best about Decide to Play Great Poker? What did you like least?

    There are some great ideas here. I have a different view of why some things work at the table.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Like most poker books, this is a book that needs illustrations and so does not work in audio book format. For 20 min I can concentrate and it is interesting but after a while it is just a narrator naming off cards. "Let say you hold ace queen suited and the flop comes 7 of hearts 3 of diamonds and king of hearts". . . blah blah blah for many many hours. Really can everyone else focus that well that they can see all this in their head in hour two of this book? I just fall asleep.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Really your kidding right?


    Any additional comments?

    Buy the paper version.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Steve Grillo 04-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Best Poker Book I've Read."

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tknyc 03-23-15
    Tknyc 03-23-15
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    "Informative and technical"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    K. Ferrell 01-19-15
    K. Ferrell 01-19-15
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    "Great to get to next level"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    pat 05-18-13
    pat 05-18-13
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    "very good"
    Would you listen to Decide to Play Great Poker again? Why?

    annie duke was good,


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    annie duke,


    Which scene was your favorite?

    poker education very good,


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    enjoyed it ,


    Any additional comments?

    would listen to it more than 3-4 times,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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