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By: Pocket Fives    [See all articles by Pocket Fives]
Published on Nov 29th, 2011
This month on the PocketFives Podcast, DailyVariance.com front man Tri Nguyen (pictured) brings us an inside look at his brand new book, "How I Made My First Million from Poker," which features a foreword by Barry Greenstein. The book will hit DailyVariance.com in a couple of weeks on December 15th, has a list price of $117, and Ngueyn is offering it for $87.30. Plus, if you use the code "P5" at checkout, you'll get another 10% off. Learn more about Nguyen's newest poker book. Also, click here to buy.

Nguyen covers an avalanche of topics in his new book, including rebounding from a downswing, avoiding tilt, and playing your "A" game. On the subject of increasing longevity, Nguyen told the PocketFives Podcast, "The key is to create a balance between poker and your regular life. I think sometimes when we get into the game because we love it so much and it's our passion, and we end up playing too much, too long that we neglect what we did before we got into poker. Poker ends up consuming us."

He added, "When you don't have life outside of poker, it lowers your creativity. It makes you get sick of poker really quickly. When that happens, it lowers your motivation to log as many hands and it becomes this cycle where you are feeling bad because you're not spending time with other people." We have seen plenty of poker players suffer from burnout over the years, with several opting to retire from the game.

If you visit DailyVariance.com, you'll notice that Nguyen has written a bevy of poker books. We asked him how he goes about crafting his creations: "There are different processes for each type of book. When writing a technical book, I usually will coach a set of students to see what weaknesses they are having at the current moment and whether those weaknesses are different from before. I want to figure out what the common mistakes each person has and then figure out how to solve the problem."

"I would do market research on what people are talking about and what questions they have," Nguyen narrated. "Then, I'll set out to write my first manuscript. After my first manuscript, I would send it to my students to see what they think." After a process that involves sending his book to a group of poker regulars and students, up to two years could have passed.

"How I Made My First Million from Poker" is available in paperback and e-book formats. It's sort of a revamped version of Greenstein's "Ace on the River" and Nguyen discussed where ideas for new book topics come from. "They come pretty easily to me," he asserted. "I'm not too worried about finding a poker niche. I believe in research. I'm very statistical influence-based in that I do research to see what the common mistakes are. If I just fix those mistakes for people, they're going to find the book to be very helpful."

Finally, we've interviewed plenty of poker players for feature articles here on PocketFives. However, several of them have asked us not to publish strategic insights for fear of eroding their edge. Nguyen took the opposite approach, telling us, "I'm not worried too much about that. I'm pretty sure there are a lot of world-class players out there who are better than me. The reason that I talk a lot about strategy is because if I'm wrong, I want to be embarrassed that I'm wrong so next time I learn from it."

Remember, you can pick up Nguyen's new book, "How I Made My First Million from Poker," at DailyVariance.com. It'll be available on December 15th and even features a 90-day return policy if you're not satisfied. Plus, you can use the code "P5" at checkout to receive 10% off.

Listen to this month's edition of the PocketFives Poker Podcast. Also, click here to buy!

Comments

  1. should name next book how i lost my last million = asking people to overpay for a poker book lolz
     
  2. lol @ unknown. this guy is the sickest. co-authored let there be range and that other plo book (forgot the name). all you clueless p5s artards need to relax and stop hating.
     
  3. if you're serious about poker $117 isn't shit to invest in making yourself better. and its just that, an investment. thats like one $100 buy in that you'd prob donk out of anyway. ive paid over $200 for college textbooks, and i guarantee i could learn better money making skills from this book than those. besides, the guy made a mirrion dollars.*
    Edited By: clemsonrich Nov 30th, 2011 at 06:51 PM
    Reason: *pre black friday. post, nfw.
     
  4.  
    Originally Posted by ApesAreFun View Post

    $117 for a BOOK? Thats absurd..

    ABSURD! but in a way kinda sexy

    for $117 it better have pictures
     
  5. every1 is yelln 117 but its available for less than 90 bux buy it or dont.........use tht p5's code though .........
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    Originally Posted by double_kyan View Post

    every1 is yelln 117 but its available for less than 90 bux buy it or dont.........use tht p5's code though .........

    Agreed that if you're going to buy it, the 10% off code P5 is the way to go.
     
  7. Well now we know how he really made his first million in poker... Raping on this book lol
     
  8. Certainly implies there is value in the price. Also is a clever way of getting free press. ZOMG over $100!?!?
    Edited By: Mr Galt Nov 30th, 2011 at 07:22 PM
    Reason: well, we know it wasn't a cure for acne
  9.  
    Originally Posted by random.chu View Post

    i would pay upwards of $350 for a book written by you, gray

    lol, ty mr. chu. I'll be sure to reserve u a copy of the graybone poetry compilation volume 1

    Wacky, while I def understand ur point that a 1-on-1 training lesson typically costs around 100$, I personally think that a coaching lesson with one-on-one teaching and interaction with a top tier player, is going to be far more beneficial to a mid level player than reading this book will be. It's crazy how many leaks I can spot in one hour of watching a low/mid stakes player grind while doing a lesson, as opposed to someone just reading about what they "should" do in tournaments, rather than having it explained to you in-game. Best of luck to this guy, I just think he mighta benefited from a lil supply/demand study and realize his price point is a tad high
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  10. obv made the mill from 100$ books
     
  11.  
    Originally Posted by RedIceRap View Post

    Like anybody would buy a book from a complete unknown for over 100 bux... I at least never heard of him and dont rly care if he binked 1M in a wsop or something lol. Id rather buy a gboro or moorman book for like 1k than this.

    he's a mid/high stakes cash player and is the co-author of let there be range with cole south which originally sold for over $2500. They also sold a book for HS PLO that was over $5k but its not available anymore. So yeah, not unknown
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    Originally Posted by ACgaming View Post

    First of all he's not unknown, unlike you. Second, people can and will pay over 100. I know that because he previously sold A book for over 1k..

    Selling a book for 100 that talks about making a million dollars, seems reasonable.

    Not saying I'm gonna buy it but don't knock it until you try it.


    Key letter A book for a grand. I sold a baseball card for a grand does that make me Babe Ruth?
  13. let there be range was almost 2k when it came out
  14. He forgot to put the rest of the title on the cover... maybe its on the last page or sumthin...How I made My first MILLION in poker : By getting people dumber then me to buy my book at 120 bucks a pop!
     
  15. How about no no and no
  16. stay tuned for the follow up book. " How i made my 2nd million selling an over priced book ".
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    Originally Posted by the_dean22 View Post

    lol, ty mr. chu. I'll be sure to reserve u a copy of the graybone poetry compilation volume 1

    Wacky, while I def understand ur point that a 1-on-1 training lesson typically costs around 100$, I personally think that a coaching lesson with one-on-one teaching and interaction with a top tier player, is going to be far more beneficial to a mid level player than reading this book will be. It's crazy how many leaks I can spot in one hour of watching a low/mid stakes player grind while doing a lesson, as opposed to someone just reading about what they "should" do in tournaments, rather than having it explained to you in-game. Best of luck to this guy, I just think he mighta benefited from a lil supply/demand study and realize his price point is a tad high

    Agree with you that if you only had $100 to spend, its better on 1 hour of training. But lets say you are going to invest over $1k in training. Then all of a sudden a $100 book might not be so bad. I would never spend so much on a book personally, but he probably will get some sales even at that price.
  18. lol @ some of the comments here......its prob a book that isn't poker strategy based but life based, and either way 100 for a book from someone smarter/better at poker then everyone on this site is worth it....oh well back to 2p2
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  19. Hey guys,

    Unknown chump here. I knew I should've become a tourney beast to get some street cred!

    If you guys have questions for me, I would love to answer them at http://www.pocketfives.com/f10016/he...embers-653275/

    Take care,
    - Tri
    Edited By: SlowHabit Dec 2nd, 2011 at 11:09 PM
  20. Same people will throw good money after bad...or "I was priced in so I called $100", shouldve bought the book may have told you how to save the $100. Its high priced but if it bothers everyone so much dont buy it.
 
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