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Old 03-08-2017, 12:37 AM   #1
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How about poker books just for laughs?

That Tony Korfman rant had its strengths when it wasn't insufferable. I'm not knocking it at all with that ... but giving it a good rating. Hell, I don't want his ghost coming back and knocking my butt out! Good book. Thumbs up. Should have got the Pulitzer.

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Old 03-08-2017, 02:43 AM   #2
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Re: How about poker books just for laughs?

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That Tony Korfman rant had its strengths when it wasn't insufferable. I'm not knocking it at all with that ... but giving it a good rating. Hell, I don't want his ghost coming back and knocking my butt out! Good book. Thumbs up. Should have got the Pulitzer.

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Hi Synchronic:

I don't think this was its purpose, but The life and times of a gentleman gambler: "Oklahoma Johnny" Hale on poker & Las Vegas might fit this category. For some reason, I found this book more entertaining than I think it was supposed to be.

https://www.amazon.com/life-times-ge...By+Johnny+Hale

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Old 03-08-2017, 09:44 AM   #3
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Hi Synchronic:

I don't think this was its purpose, but The life and times of a gentleman gambler: "Oklahoma Johnny" Hale on poker & Las Vegas might fit this category. For some reason, I found this book more entertaining than I think it was supposed to be.

https://www.amazon.com/life-times-ge...By+Johnny+Hale

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Would someone please keep this guy from posting?

Whenever he makes a book recommendation, I have to add it to my wish list.
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Old 03-08-2017, 11:10 PM   #4
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Re: How about poker books just for laughs?

I am actually pretty impressed how Mason seems to find and recall some of the most obscure books on just about any aspect of poker even when they date back decades..
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Old 03-10-2017, 10:05 AM   #5
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I am actually pretty impressed how Mason seems to find and recall some of the most obscure books on just about any aspect of poker even when they date back decades..
I am too.

I just wish he wasn't because my wishlist grows when he posts.
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Old 03-11-2017, 11:41 PM   #6
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Re: How about poker books just for laughs?

One last book. This one was called Fool-Proof; A Complete Training Program for ... Hold 'em Starting Hands by Richard Allen.

What makes this limit hold 'em book standout is that it came with a plastic Tic-Tac Box that was coded with how you should play your starting hands. I guess the idea was that you could take the Tic-Tac box with you, set it on the table in front of you, and all the information you needed for your starting hands would be there.

It came out in 1994 (and my Tic-Tac box is starting to show its age by turning a little yellow) and I wonder how many people today even heard of it though at the time, it got a fair amount of publicity with the author giving some seminars to promote his product.

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Old 03-21-2017, 02:06 PM   #7
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Re: How about poker books just for laughs?

Online Poker by Doyle Brunson is a funny book in that it is beyond terrible.
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