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  • How to Be a Poker Player

  • The Philosophy of Poker
  • By: Haseeb Qureshi
  • Narrated by: Haseeb Qureshi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189

It's no secret that masters of poker think differently than ordinary people. In this truly groundbreaking audiobook, Haseeb Qureshi, retired world-class high stakes poker pro and instructor, takes you on a journey of rediscovering the game of poker from the inside out. He explores the depths of strategy, psychology, and philosophy within poker, and teaches you his uniquely scientific perspective on approaching the game.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not what you will expect

  • By Arturo on 04-10-15

Incredible Bridge from Cognitive Biases to Poker

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-14

Where does How to Be a Poker Player rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

"How to Be a Poker Player" ranks number two, not just among all the audiobooks I've listened to so far, but among every book I've ever read or listened to. The only audiobook/book I enjoyed more than Haseeb's is the 2002 Nobel Prize winner, Daniel Kahneman's Thinking: Fast and Slow. Not bad for only getting beat by a Nobel Prize winner.

What about Haseeb Qureshi’s performance did you like?

I feel that most of the time when an audiobook is read by its author, the emphases tend to be a little too dramatic, and the author comes off a little too forceful. However, just like his 3betting range on the river, Haseeb's reading performance is perfectly balanced. His calm voice is patient, informative, and caring. His writing style is neither patronizing nor narcissistic, and this comes through in his voice.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Most if not all of Haseeb's conclusions and inferences in this book impacted not just my poker game but my life as well. His insights are vast, and his explanations are easily grasped.

Any additional comments?

I would highly recommend this audiobook/kindle book to any poker player. Players of all experience levels could benefit from Haseeb's one of a kind book on "How to Be a Poker Player".

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