How I Made My First Million From Poker
|Authors:||Tri "SlowHabit" Nguyen|
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A Practical Guide to Playing Poker Professionally
Some of Tri's poker winnings
That's $219,382.05 won from PokerStars cash games.
From Poker Hall of Fame Barry Greenstein:
"Tri has taken my idea and made it relevant for today's online players. He has an easy-to-read style and he speaks in the vernacular of the modern player.
If you are interested in playing poker professionally, you will greatly benefit from the knowledge Tri has attained in his career."
From PokerNews.com: "How I Made My First Million From Poker is a must for any player looking to make their fortune playing online. As previously stated, Nguyen’s experience and wisdom in that realm is invaluable. For the non-online player, the book is worth a read as it also serves as a worthwhile mindset manuscript."
CardRunners Coach Verneer: “If you are thinking about taking your game to the next level, this book will offer you plenty of insight into the world and mindset of a player who has been there and done that.”
High-stakes Player Giev money??: “I've made my fair share from this game and I would recommend this book to anyone who is even considering to play poker seriously. For less than 50 dollars it's a snapcall at any stakes.”
TwoPlusTwo Member Ratboy: “If you're serious about poker and want to improve your game in every aspect, at the current price, this book is a real bargain in my opinion! The book is certainly a good read, with a lot of poker stories, interesting opinions and it really gives you a peak into the personal life and the mind of a well respected poker-pro without having to pay a high coaching fee! But most of all, this book is really inspiring and invited me to think about my game, poker in general and made me hungry to play at the tables.”
HUSNG Founder ChicagoRy: “If you're not where you want to be in poker and in life, I think this book can give you the inspiration and information to help get you back on track.”
TwoPlusTwo Member TobDog: “Success is not an overnight achievement, but reading, absorbing, and putting into place the exercises and concepts from How I Made My First Million From Poker, you will be better prepared for success than your competition, in both poker and life.”
PokerStars Team Online Frosty012:“How I Made My First Million From Poker” offers an interesting read and valuable insight into what it takes to succeed through poker. I really agreed with what Tri had to say in his book and it’s clearly no coincidence that he’s managed to find success in poker and life. I would recommend this book to anyone that is struggling with how to think about the game and how they should approach poker, or to those who simply have an interest in how the mind of a poker player often functions.”
TwoPlusTwo Member HappyWorld: “How I Made My First Million From Poker” offers an interesting read and valuable insight into what it takes to succeed through poker. I really agreed with what Tri had to say in his book and it’s clearly no coincidence that he’s managed to find success in poker and life. I would recommend this book to anyone that is struggling with how to think about the game and how they should approach poker, or to those who simply have an interest in how the mind of a poker player often functions.”
TwoPlusTwo Member Maneh: “I definitely recommend it if you want to be a better professional player or want to take poker more seriously.”
TwoPlusTwo Member Softace: “He is not shy telling you about multiple mistakes he has made over the course of his poker carrier, explaining what he has learned from it, and giving you his best advice based on all that. This is real stuff, tested in real life - with no sugar coating. To me, the book is worth every penny and much more.”
TwoPlusTwo Member MrBubbleBoy: “The books more based on how to improve things outside and around your game rather than actual strategy, never the less it’s incredibly helpful. Anybody who looks to go pro should definitely be looking to get this book.”
TwoPlusTwo Member Insanepoker7: “The book inspired me. I particularly enjoyed how the topics stretched from lifestyle all the way to hand analysis. I learned so much about myself as a human being and also as a poker player by reading it. I would recommend it to any poker player who plays full time.”
From How I Made My First Million, You'll Learn:
How to get out of downswings quickly ... It's a quick and easy way to solve your stress. Secret revealed on page 179
How to build a high-stakes bankroll in just a few weeks ... Tips on page 197
How to avoid tilt ... It's much easier than you think. Tips on page 69
How going on vacations can improve your poker game ... Go to page 30
How to play your A game the majority of the time ... Learn how on page 86
How to put in tons of hands without feeling burnt out ... Learn how on page 30
How to stay motivated ... Go to page 37
And that's just the tip of the iceberg. There are more than 50 advanced tactics covered, all proven to work under the Las Vegas bright lights, the New York underground games, the internet, the college dorms, the kitchen home games, and anywhere you can think of!
You don't need advanced math or a high IQ to crush poker. Tri Nguyen is the ultimate proof.
You need the right strategies and that's exactly what How I Made My First Million From Poker delivers.
Order today. Our winning circle awaits you!
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December 4, 2011
The foreword of the book is written by the well-respected poker legend and author Barry Greenstein. The book itself is built around one major theme: the author wants to show that everyone can become a good poker player without being a genius. Like in other things in life, the key to success is to work for it on every level.
The book is divided into 20 chapters (253 pages), each containing small sections of about two pages. Each chapter gives concrete pointers on how to improve your game in different levels, like mental state, your environment and you poker game itself.
The book reads like a high speed train. It's like sitting in a bar next to the author who is sharing experiences and wisdom from over the years. Tri explains in a clear way and with some anecdotes how he overcame the troubles he came by during his poker career. The answers proposed by Tri are not always wonder potions that will immediately make you a pro. The chances that I'll update my handwritten journal every evening next to my newly bought dog are rather slim. In my opinion, the biggest merit of the book is that it points out in detail what facets influence your poker game and helps you to find a way to improve them. By adding a 'workbook'-section on the end of every chapter with questions or tasks to fulfill, the author makes you aware that the book isn't written to tell you his success story but to help the reader to stop and think about the concept and how they interfere in his life or game.
The concepts discussed are very wide. Of course the mental game is covered (how to avoid tilt, how to prepare for a session, how to overcome a downswing) but also how to organize your life, improve your game and (prepare to) play against certain opponents. My favorite part (and the biggest chapters of the book) is the “Working on Your Game” chapter. Here, Tri gives his thoughts on leveling wars, ranges, balancing, playing out of position, river bets, optimal strategy and many more problems everyone encounters at the table. The solutions proposed are certainly not always the most traditional ones, but always explained in a clear, easy to understand and well founded way. I can assure you that it's really interesting to get a journey into the mind of a successful poker pro and coach and it has certainly influenced my views on many aspects of the game.
If you're serious about poker and want to improve your game in every aspect, at the current price, this book is a real bargain in my opinion! The book is certainly a good read, with a lot of poker stories, interesting opinions and it really gives you a peak into the personal life and the mind of a well respected poker-pro without having to pay a high coaching fee! But most of all, this book is really inspiring and invited me to think about my game, poker in general and made me hungry to play at the tables.
December 11, 2011
A poker professional had the above Socrates quote in the signature of an email he sent to me recently.
The books that I get the most value out of are not books that lay out a plan (step 1, step 2, step 3...), they are the books that make me think and give me a new perspective, a new angle from which to attack a problem. Don't get me wrong, books that lay out the step by step process can be valuable, but they are limited in what they can do. Step by step is better for building a house, for example, but less so for motivating yourself to build that house, and even less so for designing a house that is appealing to your taste. And in order to truly improve your poker life, and life in general, you need a book that makes you think and inspires you to think in a way that actually helps you long after you put the book down.
What I really enjoyed about Tri's book is how my thoughts expanded throughout the book, almost a self analysis of my time in the poker world and into what I plan to achieve in the future. Tri balances valuable tips for handling leaks, out of game study and work ethic with personal stories, humor and a very strong and experienced perspective of what is truly important in both your poker life and your broader life.
If you have been around poker awhile, you know the value of work ethic. You may not understand it entirely, or feel confident in your own work ethic, but you see where it gets people. The best players usually have the best work ethic. The way they attack hands, in and out of the game, the way they constantly find new ways to look at those hands and their opponents, it can be quite impressive and when you trace the roots of their success, hard work is often a major variable present.
But so few people seem to take that same motivated and competitive hard work into their everyday lives. How can you make the accurate decision, build the optimal strategy, decipher a complex range of hands, time and again when facing Ivy league graduate level players, yet manage to lack the foresight and discipline to prevent a major mental burnout? Tri's book does as good of a job at explaining why and how this happens, as any book I've read. He talks about why players tilt, burnout, fade away, grow complacent. He talks about how to avoid and prevent these weaknesses, and helps you turn those weaknesses into strengths.
The book is also not just focused on improving your poker game, but on improving your entire life. That tells me that Tri gets it, that Tri has been there, fought through the tough times and is a much stronger player and person for it. If you're not where you want to be in poker and in life, I think this book can give you the inspiration and information to help get you back on track.
December 13, 2011
Tri “Slowhabit” Nguyen’s latest book, “How I Made My First Million From Poker,” is centered around the topic of finding success in poker by emphasizing a balance between many different aspects of one’s life. The aim of the text is to show aspiring poker players that through living a balanced lifestyle and by working hard, one can gain the mental edge that is required for success and longevity in the poker world (as well as any future endeavours that one may have down the road). Whether one is just beginning their journey as a professional poker player or contemplating retirement, Tri offers valuable insight into how to approach poker throughout one’s career by drawing upon and referencing his own experiences.
The text itself is 253 pages long and is broken into 24 short chapters, each covering a different topic that helps contribute to the main theme of the book (the processes that allowed Tri to find success in poker). The book is very well written and easy to read if you’re accustomed to simple poker lingo. If words like “ranges,” “3-bet,” and “EV” are not part of your vocabulary, you may want to read some of the chapters with Google open on your laptop. Each chapter is very concise and it doesn’t feel like there is very much filler at all. Even when Tri is sharing a story about his personal experiences he always makes sure to make his point efficiently and without rushing. At the end of each chapter, Tri offers a couple of exercises for the reader to do in order to put the theories that were just talked about into practice. Even if you don’t bother doing the exercises, the presence of the workbook acts as reminder that Tri’s book is all about putting in your own work and that poker is not a game that can simply been spoon fed to someone.
I think that Tri does a great job of covering a vast array of topics that are all important to being successful in poker (from technical poker strategy to how to increase your overall happiness away from the tables). One thing to note though is that poker players that are already able to find some success in the profession may find some parts of the book to be a little redundant. That said, what I really found interesting about the book was that through sharing his poker career from the very start to where he is today, Tri makes it possible for almost everyone to learn something new-regardless of how seasoned a player may already be. For example, while I may already practice a balanced lifestyle and know how to avoid tilting, I may not know the best way to brand myself or how to approach coaching. Along the same lines, it’s nice to have the importance of things that I might already be aware of reinstated…such as setting up passive income to get my money working for me.
Overall, “How I Made My First Million From Poker” offers an interesting read and valuable insight into what it takes to succeed through poker. I really agreed with what Tri had to say in his book and it’s clearly no coincidence that he’s managed to find success in poker and life. I would recommend this book to anyone that is struggling with how to think about the game and how they should approach poker, or to those who simply have an interest in how the mind of a poker player often functions.
Tyler "frosty012" Frost-PokerStars Team Online (frosty012.blogspot.com)
December 15, 2011
For any players aiming to become professinals or get better in managing their poker careers I think this is the book to by. The structure and topic's are quite similar to Barry Greenstein's Ace on the River, covering all important concepts how to manage your poker career except Tri's book is suitable for online grinders. I'm sure many players are struggling to take the next step towards their goal at becoming professional yet they cannot use their motivation and energy the right way on their path to success. According to my personal experience and discussions I have had with professional players, it seems the most important things needed in poker in the long term are not necessarily how well you play the game technically but all the other things you have to do to manage your playing. Tri discusses these concepts in a helpful and insightful way. The reading experience is a bit like listening to storyteller who has a lot of experience and is willing to share his thoughts. The exercises in the end of each chapter are useful in asking the right questions from yourself, because answering them will clarify your picture of yourself as a professional player and help you focus on areas that you need to get better at. Advice given is also very practical and easy to understand compared to other books written on this topic (my experience is from books published by Dimat Enterprises). Also the content value/price ratio is more than excellent to any serious online player!
December 15, 2011
I almost finish the book and all I can say is that it is helping me alot! I play professionally for ~3years but I have several problems about grinding and a big lack of discipline.
December 15, 2011
This is not your usual "how to" book. It's not about technical stuff or even particular advice in particular situations. Rather you get a glimpse behind the curtain - that of truly exceptional poker player, the Tri is. You get to see how he thinks - about poker, his life and how these two interact. He is not shy telling you about multiple mistakes he has made over the course of his poker carrier, explaining what he has learned from it, and giving you his best advice based on all that. This is real stuff, tested in real life - with no sugar coating.
I'm still finishing last pages of the book, but I'm already aware of the positive impact it's going to have on my poker game. For some things to become obvious, sometimes you need somebody else to point this out for you. Tri just did that for me on multiple occasions through the whole book. To me, the book is worth every penny and much more.
This is the book you don't want to ignore - should you be professional poker player, aspiring one or anyone with ambitions to get really good at poker.
December 16, 2011
The books more based on how to improve things outside and around your game rather than actual stratergy, never the less its incredibly helpful. Iv already started making adjustments to my outside and found it very +EV. Only half way through the book but absolutley everything has been of great value and well written and worded.
Anybody who looks to go pro should definitely be looking to get this book, or not :) i like people i can beat at the tables with a little work.
December 19, 2011
The book was much more useful and valuable than a simple, one dimensional book on poker strategy. It inspired me. It touches on what the entire poker community as a whole experiences on a daily basis, the ups and downs we go through. Although, it is not for the recreational poker player who seeks to understand optimal frequencies and hand reading skills, it can be very helpful to the professional. It helps us answer the most important questions in our lives such as, why do we play poker in the first place? The lessons learned are far beyond whether to check raise or to lead or whether to fold or to 3 bet. I particularly enjoyed how the topics stretched from lifestyle to hand analysis. I learned so much about myself as a human being and also as a poker player by reading it. I would recommend it to any poker player who plays full time.