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Tournament poker is a tough game to play, but the rewards for success can be huge. Even regular online tournaments offer substantial prizes running to hundreds of thousands of dollars. If you want to win big at the tables, then you must buy this book.

In Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker: Book 1 you will learn the fundamentals of play and how to handle varying stack sizes. You will learn:

  • Why tournaments are the most profitable form of poker
  • When to play small ball and when to play long ball
  • How to understand effective stack size
  • How to tailor your play to winning, not just cashing... plus much more!

Jonathan Little is a professional poker player from Pensacola, Florida who started playing poker when he turned 18 years old. He quickly became one of the biggest winners in online sit-n-go tournaments. He has won two WPT events and final tabled two others, earning him the Season 6 Player of the Year award. He has total earnings in excess of $5 million. In 2013, he cashed five times in the WSOP, including a 3rd place finish. He has cashed over 20 times at the WSOP. Jonathan is also a poker coach.

©2011 Jonathan Little (P)2014 Jonathan Little

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Being Fundamental

I have listen to several poker books and by far this is the next level.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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I learned a ton!

Great book for those that want to take their poker skills to the next level. This book is not for beginners nor is it for professionals. It falls somewhere in the middle, which was perfect for me.
I think it's better to read a paper version of this book because it's easier to see the hands, numbers, calculations but for those that don't have time for that this book will do, just be prepared to rewind A LOT!

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Best tournament book I have read

Where does Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Of the few poker books available on Audibel this is the only must read if you plan to play no limit tourneys

What other book might you compare Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker to and why?

No other books here offer the same deep yet clear analysis and strategy

What about Jonathan Little’s performance did you like?

narration is fine

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

Remember the concept of advertising early on at a table. Worked wonders for me on several occasions.

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good job

good job good listen got a lot out of this book thank you very much appreciated

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Awesome book for any player!

Jonathan does a great job elaborating on some higher order thinking skills that will help you to become a better player.

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concise and good info

compared to his other titles this is the one I should have read first. not to take away from his other works but the length to content value is better in this book

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Impressive!!

I've been playing poker for some years now and I believe this will greatly reduce my tournament flaws.
Now I need to polish my EV calculations and try to take a win!
Great listen guys

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Magical thinking

After listening to this garbage, my winnings have disappeared. It's all false hope. Thanks for nothing.

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very good

read this piece multiple times and have gotten better at the felt every time recommended

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  • Eric
  • Vancouver, WA, United States
  • 09-29-16

tournament books are where he shines

I've gone through almost everything he has written. by far his best books are when he writes about tournament play.

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  • alan trotman
  • 03-25-15

good book

great read. it has improved my poker play 100% I've read it 5 times now

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  • Kris
  • 05-27-16

Amazing!

I've listened to this book twice now and will continue to listen again and again. I've cashed in online MTT's in the past but since listening to this book I've actually made 2 final tables online with 1500+ runners which is something I've never done before (all within a month of purchase) And I've no way near managed to engrain all the concepts John talks about in this book. He narrates the book extremely well and I will definitely follow him more closely. A word of warning, the style of poker John teaches in this book isn't the old school Dan Harrington type TAG style. This book makes you a loose aggressive more dominant player. 10/10 all day!!