|Title||From Vietnam to Vegas|
|Author||Qui Nguyen with Steve Blay|
|Pros||Great and numerous hand analyses with Nguyen's thoughts.|
|Cons||Too much Steve Blay, who pitches his Advanced Poker Training web site too much.|
|8||Foreword by Antonio Esfandiari|
|12||The Two Facets of Poker Expertise||1|
|16||2016 WSOP Main Event Final Table, Day One||2|
|85||2016 WSOP Main Event Final Table, Day Two||3|
|164||2016 WSOP Main Event Final Table, Day Three||4|
|393||Q & A with Qui Nguyen||5|
|408||From Vietnam to Vegas||6|
|443||The Independent Chip Model (ICM)||7|
Steve Blay and his company Advanced Poker Training ran simulations of the final table of the 2016 World Series of Poker that indicated that Qui Nguyen would win the event despite being behind the more experienced Cliff Josephy in chips. This convinced Nguyen to hire Blay as an advisor.
Blay covers poker strategy and psychology, comparing the game's thought process with how chess grandmasters analyze a position. He then cedes the microphone to Nguyen, who gives a brief autobiography then dives into the guts of the book, his thoughts on important hands from the three-day final table. These hand recaps explain exactly what he was thinking as he dominated the table en route to victory.
While Blay has some interesting things to say when he isn't hawking his company, Nguyen rightfully provides the best parts of the book, which are well worth reading for anyone interested in how a poker pro thinks.