Tuesday, May 11, 2010


I've been busy on new books. Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time Volume II was released a couple of months ago. It has reached the #1 poker book spot at Amazon on several occasions and has consistently been in the top 3. In fact, one one day, Volumes I and II held the #1 and #2 spot.

In a couple of months we'll be releasing our next book, Peak Performance Poker by Travis Steffen. I've very excited about this book. It discusses the impact of fitness and nutrition on your stamina, energy level, cognitive processes, etc. The author also interviewed Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, and others for some great quotes throughout the book. In a way, it is for the body like The Poker Mindset was for your mind.

I'm taking a summer vacation to Colombia this year so will only be playing in the main event at the WSOP. I plan on playing a lot online while in Colombia.

Big debate going on in the poker world about the use of sunglasses. Daniel Negreanu argues that some televised events should ban them. I agree. I think there are a few rules which should be implemented for TV tables:
1 - Any player to leave the table during a hand will have his hand folded. Otherwise, every player could stand up and hide somewhere so that their opponent can't get a read.
2 - Eliminate hoodies, sunglasses, etc. If everyone covers themselves up, the viewing is obviously not as interesting.

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