Search for your sports books:

Featured Publisher: Pitch Publishing
The incomparable range of sports books produced by Pitch Publishing over the past few years has ensured theyÕve secured a place as one of the UKÕs leading publishers of sporting material.

From the unashamedly nostalgic Got, Not Got and the thought-provoking If Only: An Alternative History of the Beautiful Game, to Andrew MurtaghÕs superbly-written Gentleman and a Player, Pitch Publishing are always likely to come up with something different. Take a look at their current range: www.pitchpublishing.co.uk




Read Review
<back to archive

Your Best Poker Friend: Increase your mental edge by Dr Alan Schoonmaker

Release date: 01st October, 2008
Publisher: LYLE STUART

List Price: £11.99
Our Price: £7.25
You Save: £4.74 (39%)
Buy Now

"Poker players focus on learning strategy and reading other people, not on looking at themselves," declares Dr Schoonmaker who continues his efforts to address the matter by presenting readers with a variety of alternatives for increasing self-knowledge.

In his latest book, Schoonmaker first identifies and then explains a number of emotional and psychological forces that affect poker players' decisions. This is straight forward enough, but usefully, he suggests methods for dealing with them, a number of which are quite unusual.

It would be fair to say that Your Best Poker Friend is not a text for inexperienced players as an understanding of the game's basic strategy is essential. However, Schoonmaker doesn't cover old ground; he endeavours to help "think logically about psychological issues" which, he believes have been neglected.

Logical thinking, not intuition or gut feeling, is the basis of understanding both poker and how it's played, says Schoonmaker and he proposes a number of ways by which players can conduct self-analysis to ensure they're playing logically. Such exercises are essential, he insists, if poker players are to realise their potential.

Not that the book is bogged down with psycho-babble; Schoonmaker writes - and edits - well, which means his work always has a sense of pace and makes for easier reading. This book is no exception.

At its heart, Your Best Poker Friend provides a development plan for players who want to be better - although Schoonmaker warns that will not happen overnight. His step-by-step plan for accomplishing long-term goals is both thought-provoking and bursting with great ideas, each designed to turn average players into much more accomplished, cool-headed ones. The ultimate intention of Schoonmaker's comprehensive "Poker Improvement Plan" is to turn this book's readers into money-making machines. For less than £8, it's worth finding out whether his methods could work on your gameÖ


<back to archive


Toolstation


SBOTM Current Top 10

One Goal A Coach, A Team and the Game That Brought a Divided Town Together By Amy Bass
Hachette Books
Read Review Buy Now
Maradona Once Upon A Time In Naples (2018 Edition) By John Ludden
CreateSpace
Read Review Buy Now
Chasing Points A Season on the Pro Tennis Circuit By Gregory Howe
Pitch Publishing
Read Review Buy Now
Iron Ambition Lessons I’ve Learned from the Man Who made Me a Champion By Mike Tyson with Larry Sloman
Sphere
Read Review Buy Now
Fifty Cup Finals My Life in Football By Nick Collins
Pitch Publishing
Read Review Buy Now
The Range Bucket List: The Golf Adventure of a Lifetime By James Dodson
Simon & Schuster
Read Review Buy Now
Anquetil Alone: The Legend of the Controversial Tour de France Champion By Paul Fournel
Pursuit Books
Read Review Buy Now
The Mad and the Bad Boxing Tales of Murder, Madness and Mayhem By Thomas Myler
Pitch Publishing
Read Review Buy Now
When Footballers Were Skint A Journey in Search of the Soul of Football By Jon Henderson
Biteback Publishing
Read Review Buy Now
No Helmets Required The remarkable story of the American All Stars By Gavin Willacy
Pitch Publishing
Read Review Buy Now

Amazon’s top 6 best-sellers

© Sharks Media Ltd 2004 – 2012. Site designed and maintained by Marcus Hamblett for Furydesign.