Author, consultant and poker player Eileen Sutton has been getting deeper and deeper into the grind, taking on star coach Tommy Angelo and distilling his wisdom down to a strategy to win in the underground NYC poker scene. We take you into her world and mindset on this week’s wide-ranging podcast interview.
I feel like poker is schizophrenic in the best sense… It’s this highly adaptive organism, and it has myriad personalities. That is related to stakes somewhat, and somewhat not.
- Betting Fashions at $1/$2 by Kat Martin
- The Course by Ed Miller
- How Unstudied Players Think by Doug Hull
- Elements Of Poker by Tommy Angelo
If you’re not in a casino city, and you’re playing underground, and you’re training underground, the mental game is very important. Low-stakes tribal craziness will help you hone your mental game beautifully.
- Grind Like The Big Kids by Eileen Sutton
I encourage people to read about the culture of the game… Poker for me is an organism. You want to sit down at every single session and understand all the moving parts of that organism as keenly as you can. When I read books from that list and more, I fee like I’m inside the creature, and it’s exciting and helpful.