How to Be a Poker Player: The Philosophy of Poker

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About the author:
Haseeb Qureshi started playing poker professionally when he was 16 years old. He soon became a world-class high-stakes professional online poker player, sponsored by Full Tilt Poker, known around the world as "DogIsHead." At age 21, he became entangled in the Girah Scandal, in which his protégé, Jose "Girah" Macedo, was caught cheating. Soon afterward, Haseeb retired from poker.

After extensive traveling, contemplating and writing about his past, Haseeb returned home to be with family and complete his education. He spent the next two years volunteering, meditating, and writing about poker and philosophy as he completed his B.A. at the University of Texas at Austin.

In December 2013, Haseeb decided to give away his poker earnings and start over from scratch. He donated $75,000 to charity and gave the remainder of his assets to his family. At the same time, he published his first book, How to Be a Poker Player: The Philosophy of Poker.

Haseeb resides in Austin, Texas, where he writes and continues to work with poker players as a mind coach. His coaching focuses on how to control emotions, manage one's mindset, and eliminate tilt to increase one's earnings. You can contact Haseeb and follow him at his website and blog,

How to Be a Poker Player: The Philosophy of Poker

Authored by Haseeb Qureshi

What does it take to be a great poker player?

It's no secret that masters of poker think differently than ordinary people. In this truly groundbreaking book, Haseeb Qureshi, retired world-class high stakes poker pro and instructor, takes you on a journey of rediscovering the game of poker from the inside out. He explores the depths of strategy, psychology, and philosophy within poker, and teaches you his uniquely scientific perspective on approaching the game.

Whether you've read all the books and want to take your game to the next level, or whether you're an amateur wanting to learn what it's all about, this game-changing book is a must-read. In the words of WPT World Champion David Williams, "Haseeb has written an amazing and ground-breaking book. There's truly nothing else like it. An absolute requirement for anyone serious about poker."

Publication Date:
0991306740 / 9780991306749
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Games / Card Games / Poker

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