I started writing Exploitive NLHE: An Experts Insight on How to become a Winning Poker Player in the fall of 2012. The process has been simultaneously incredibly rewarding and frustrating. I decided to write Exploitive NLHE because I enjoy the process of teaching and sharing with others, and I feel that many can benefit from my extensive poker experience. Writing the book was fun, but explaining the complexities of poker in words was significantly more challenging than I had anticipated. Now that I am done, I can happily say that the final product turned out significantly better than I anticipated, and I hope that my readers will enjoy reading it. There is a ton of great material in this book for online and live players who are striving to deepen their understanding of NLHE. For those of you who are wondering what it was like to write, edit, and publish a poker book, I am sharing my insights below.
When you are playing poker professionally, you soon come to realize that your chips are no longer simple Dollars or Euros; they are the tools of your trade. You learn to use those tools as weapons for your poker war. And let’s face it, poker is essentially war, metaphorically speaking. We have meta game, history and image traits to contend with, not to mention the increased mental demands of a poker professional. So poker bankroll building as your own boss means you can’t afford to turn up at the tables distracted and ill-disciplined, after all you call the shots: playing times, bankroll risks and game selection have all become more important than ever now. It’s all about self-management and having a well laid out poker business plan. What’s yours?