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The Resource Zen and the art of poker, by Larry W. Phillips

Zen and the art of poker, by Larry W. Phillips

Label
Zen and the art of poker
Title
Zen and the art of poker
Statement of responsibility
by Larry W. Phillips
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • SPORTS Many readers of this original book, which mixes Zen and poker, will find it difficult to grasp Zen theories in which one becomes an arrow, is the ball, and becomes one with poker and the universe. In gambling, it's easier to be a cynic, but an open mind will be necessary in accepting the knowledge of the bodhi tree. The poker enthusiast has only one objective in winning money. Phillips, a journalist and poker pro, perhaps with his tongue in his cheek implies that an individual will be rewarded with an almost psychic internal peace by the practices and theories of Zen. The true poker player or gambler, however, is by nature intuitive, compulsive, aggressive, calculating, relentless, and one-dimensional. Still, the author's approach makes this an entertaining and well-written work worth perusing. He gives 100 useful rules for improving one's play plus proverbs and theories that are great to mull over. As to the challenge of finding peace in folding, there is no way of doing it and maintaining sanity. Highly recommended for public libraries. Marty Soven, Woodside, NY; 192pg.-
  • SPORTS Many readers of this original book, which mixes Zen and poker, will find it difficult to grasp Zen theories in which one becomes an arrow, is the ball, and becomes one with poker and the universe. In gambling, it's easier to be a cynic, but an open mind will be necessary in accepting the knowledge of the bodhi tree. The poker enthusiast has only one objective in winning money. Phillips, a journalist and poker pro, perhaps with his tongue in his cheek implies that an individual will be rewarded with an almost psychic internal peace by the practices and theories of Zen. The true poker player or gambler, however, is by nature intuitive, compulsive, aggressive, calculating, relentless, and one-dimensional. Still, the author's approach makes this an entertaining and well-written work worth perusing. He gives 100 useful rules for improving one's play plus proverbs and theories that are great to mull over. As to the challenge of finding peace in folding, there is no way of doing it and maintaining sanity. Highly recommended for public libraries. Marty Soven, Woodside, NY; 192pg.-
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
795.41/2/01
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV1255.P78
LC item number
P55 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Zen and the art of poker, by Larry W. Phillips
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
zmeld2 b1684717
Extent
viii, 175 p.
Isbn
9780452281264
Lccn
99032700
System control number
(Sirsi) a118055
Label
Zen and the art of poker, by Larry W. Phillips
Publication
Control code
zmeld2 b1684717
Extent
viii, 175 p.
Isbn
9780452281264
Lccn
99032700
System control number
(Sirsi) a118055

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