Thursday, December 17, 2009

Annie Duke--#79 finished

The books is actually called Annie Duke, How I Raised, Folded, Bluffed, Flirted, Cursed and Won Millions at the World Series of Poker. A good read with both some good advice on poker and also some very good insight into herself. It was a quick book to read and chapters flipped from about her life and then to about her winning 2 tournaments at the WSOP in 2004.

I have to say I wasn't a big fan of hers from watching her on the various poker shows from the WSOP mostly and also a reality show with Phil Hellmuth that I saw a few episodes of as well. After reading this book though, I really have to appreciate where she is at and the struggles in her life both before poker and during her poker life. I thought this would be a book I would just read the one time & then post it to mail off, but right now I may keep it and see if some others would want to read it. I probably should go back and look at some of the different pointers the book offered and think about them a little more. I really enjoy watching poker on TV and playing in a little family game once in a while. The family game had been about every weekend for a couple of years but this past year it has been very few and far between for the games--everyone is too busy with other stuff it seems. I haven't ventured off to playing poker on the internet yet or hitting one of the nearby casinos, not sure I am up for gambling with real money. I do think it is fun to watch on TV, lately the NBC series Poker After Dark has been my favorite, of course I have to set the DVR to catch it.

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