04/23/2014 9:43AM

Fornatale: New email series a must-read for contest players


I recently created an e-mail series about contest play based on my new book, “The Winning Contest Player.” The early response to the series has been enthusiastic. There is still time for readers to sign up to check it out and take advantage of a special offer for a DRF Bets sign-up bonus while they're at it.

The series contains six parts in all, delivered one a day for six days, covering many of the different aspects of contest play.

The first part takes a step back and looks at the big picture, offering seven reasons why the best players compete in tournaments.

In part two, we delve into the differences between contest play and everyday play, with contributions from contest expert Noel Michaels.

Former NHC Tour champ Paul Shurman helps out in our third segment, where he shares his number one most important key to contest play (HINT: It isn't luck).

You can’t succeed longterm in contests without a game plan, and Eric Moomey – one of the most consistently successful online players – walks us through how to construct one in part four.

:: Click here to purchase a copy of “The Winning Contest Player” by Peter Thomas Fornatale

Information is power. In the fifth email in our series, Mike Maloney, Ricky Zimmer and Mark McGuire talk specifically about how they use Formulator to help them in both contest and everyday play.

And we bring it all back home in the series finale with a discussion with the Million Dollar Man (and Horseplayers star) Michael Beychok, who shares invaulable insights about the all-important mental side of the game -- he credits his big win to his improvement in this area.

You can sign up right now at http://drf.com/tournament-education

Dan More than 1 year ago
Peter, Have enjoyed reading the recent articles here and signed up for the e-series but have never received anything and it has been a couple of weeks now. I re-signed up again today but if you could help me out on this as far as timing on these things that would be helpful...lefty
Peter Fornatale More than 1 year ago
Thanks, Dan. I'll look into having you added to the list under the email you posted under but we have had a few issues sending to certain email addresses. The easiest workaround might be for you to sign up under another email address (if you have another one you use). Is that an option for you?
Starks43 More than 1 year ago
Game plan and preparation are so key. Definitely enjoyed the In depth discussion of both in the book and email series. Absolutely think both are more important than handicapping skills. Let's face it at most of the big contests players can handicap. Good stuff.
Peter Fornatale More than 1 year ago
Thanks, Starks, I agree of course :) Reminds me of money management and mental state when it comes to cash play -- they are far more important than a lot of people realize. Put another way, a lot of broke folks are excellent handicappers. . .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm thinking this is a typo, or it's just there to throw us off! "You can’t succeed longterm in contests with a gameplan, and Eric Moomey – one of the most consistently successful online players – walks us through how to construct one in part four."
Peter Fornatale More than 1 year ago
LOL, indeed a typo. But I'd love to hear one try to argue the point for academic purposes :) I will have fixed posthaste.