Thinking Poker Podcast co-host Nate Meyvis just published his first e-book, and it’s a humdinger! He reviews every hand he played on Day 1 of the 2014 WSOP Main Event, and you’ll see not only his own thoughts on each hand but also commentary from myself and podcast regulars Gareth Chantler and Leo Wolpert.
This excerpt from an Amazon review sells the book better than anything I could write:
“The book is organized such that you feel like you are being placed in a tournament post-mortem among experts—the kind of conversations that happen between pros at the summer poker houses or pros and their backers at Vegas diners. Key, however, is the attention to detail. Nate deconstructs the hands and questions decision after decision, often identifying mistakes and finding better lines.
The value of this book, however, is not in understanding how Nate approaches a flush draw on the turn in level 2 of the WSOP. Instead, the reader is overwhelmed by the realization of just how much actionable information—observational, historical, and physical—is available to you at the outset of a hand of tournament poker, and how much of an edge can be gained simply by putting in the effort to try to make sense of it. The overwhelming feeling one gets from the book is not “wow, this guy is absolutely amazing at poker.” It is “wow, I can’t believe how little I actually think about during a poker hand. This is embarrassing.” I assure you that after you read this book, you will only be bored at a poker table if you willfully choose to ignore its implicit commandment to start paying attention. And to start thinking.”