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I've won two World Series of Poker bracelets and over $2m in earnings, but now I'm broke. Be a part of my comeback story. Read more

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I've won two World Series of Poker bracelets and over $2m in earnings, but now I'm broke. Be a part of my comeback story.

Las Vegas, NV Nonfiction
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Who am I?

I’m Dutch Boyd, a professional poker player. You may have seen me on ESPN in videos such as this:

I’ve won 2 World Series of Poker Bracelets, something that few poker players have been able to achieve. 

After winning my first WSOP title, I was asked,  “What does winning a bracelet mean to you?” My answer: “Now If I ever go broke, I can always write a book”.  Watch the video.

Well now that time has come.  So I'm setting out to write the greatest book ever. I’ve teamed up with published author Laurence Samuels to make sure this dream turns into a reality. 

What qualifies me to write this book? 

I've been playing poker professionally for over a decade. To date only 149 people have won more than one World Series of Poker Bracelet. I’m one of them. I've won over $2 million in poker tournaments and have held my own against the best players in the world.  I’ve been in this game a long time and I’m ready to expose the kind of inside information that other pros take to their graves.

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What will the book be about?

The book will be part autobiography and part poker strategy.  Laurence and I have spent over a hundred hours recording, outlining and writing this book.  

The autobiography part details my entire life including my rise and fall as a pro poker player. From being in front of the bright lights of ESPN at the World Series of Poker to being broke. I will also dedicate space for the Pokerspot story. Expect to read fascinating stories including what it's really like to be so close to winning it all.

The poker strategy section details all my secrets including the ones that helped me win two World Series of Poker bracelets. If you play poker, you can use all this information to dominate your opponents and take you game to the next level. This section includes:

  • Poker Tells (nuances that tell you whether your opponent is telling the truth or bluffing).
  • Bankroll Management (so you can avoid making the same mistakes I made).
  • 5 Minute Game Super Secrets (5 minutes crashcourses on all the most popular poker games including Hold em, stud, omaha, split pot games, and even Badugi).
  • Tournament Strategy (how to win a WSOP bracelet)
  • Proposition betting
  • And much, much, much more.

To get a sneak-peek at the table of contents, the introduction, and the first chapter of our book, visit PokerTilt.com.

Why should I Kickstart this project?

If you’ve ever played poker, you are going to want this book. But even if you don’t play poker, you will be glued to this book. The things that make a poker player successful apply to all aspects of life. Plus, you’ll get to read an insider’s story of a world that is rarely exposed.

What will my pledge be used for?

PLEASE NOTE ** Your pledge will not be used for poker in any way **

Your Kickstarter pledge will cover publishing, inventory and advertising costs. 

We plan to print inventory to sell on pokertilt.com and other direct sales websites. Amazon takes approximately 50% of sales so we want to use other avenues to sell the book in order to make this project financially viable.

Advertising avenues include banner ads on poker websites and concentrated Google / Facebook pay per click ad's. We are looking into placing ad's inside other future poker books and also inside poker magazines although the majority of our advertising will be web based as it is more cost effective.

We are estimating a printed release date in July 2013.  If you pledge $10 or more, we will be working very hard to deliver you an ebook version before the World Series of Poker Main Event. 

Risks and challenges

There are many challenges in the world of self-publishing. The main challenge is accomplishing the arduous process of writing, printing and selling a book. Luckily, my co-author Laurence has previously self published two successful books and is here to help me through the entire process.

The biggest risk is financially being able to recoup the costs which go into promoting and advertising the book. We plan to advertise through poker websites, publications and online using pay per click ad's. Effective advertising is costly but the generosity of the incredible people on Kickstarter, will help me achieve my goal.

Once the book is written, we will work tirelessly to promote the book with the goal to sell enough copies to allow me to write other poker strategy books and also to re-enter to the game I love.

- Dutch

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