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Getting Started in Hold’em by Ed Miller

Monday, May 2nd, 2005

Getting Started in Hold’em by Ed Miller

Ed Miller and the people at 2+2 Publishing have really hit the ball out of the park with this book. I’ve mentioned in my previous review of “Hold’em Poker” by David Sklansky that though the introductory material is solid, there just isn’t much re-read value. It might […]

Back to My Roots - Hawaiian Gardens Casino

Tuesday, April 26th, 2005

What a hellish week it was, poker-wise. Abdul Jalib has brought my poker blogging to a screeching halt, without being any kind of prescence on the internet for the last few years. After butting my head against his writings, various 2+2 threads, and r.g.p discussions, I’ve decided to … give up. Shaggiest […]

“Inside the Poker Mind: Essays on Hold’em and General Poker Concepts”

Sunday, April 17th, 2005

Inside the Poker Mind

As I write this review, I need to note that my perspective is that of a micro or small-stakes player of poker. As such, I’ll mention my critique of this book up front: I think it doesn’t focus enough on a specific target audience. Quite a bit of the […]

Hold’em Poker by David Sklansky

Wednesday, April 13th, 2005

Hold’Em Poker by David Sklansky

I received an observation today that the beginning poker player can be easily confused by discussions which can quickly degenerate into what sound like jargon-filled babble-fests. Well, any sub-culture is going to have it’s own jargon that’s incomprehensible, and poker is a less serious offender than the norm. I […]

Card Club on Lord Admiral Radio

Tuesday, April 12th, 2005

I managed to power through the last three hours of Card Club on Lord Admiral Radio, a poker podcast put on by some gentlemen from Canadia (Edit: that joke’s not nearly as funny in writing; Or sober). Podcast? Think audio blog. It’s a show that’s drifted from a 45 minute target […]

First Impressions: Positively Fifth Street

Tuesday, April 12th, 2005

Positively Fifth Street by James McManus

McManus invites comparison to Hunter S. Thompson by referencing him so heavily in the first self-narrative section of Positively Fifth Street, then coyly disclaiming the comparison he’s attracting. If gonzo is a tone and an attidude, then yes, McManus does fit the label. Most people know the story […]