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Old 05-12-2004, 02:28 PM
Mike Souchak Mike Souchak is offline
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Default Barry Shulman

I had posted this earlier on RGP.

On Tuesday night May 4th I was playing in a super satellite at the Horseshoe; sitting on my left was Barry Shulman, publisher of Card Player Magazine. At one point Casey Kastle came over to speak to Mr. Shulman voicing his concerns on the potential conflicts that occur when players share percentages of their tournament results. Casey had a copy of an article that Mason Malmuth had written for Card Player regarding this problem and asked if he would consider republishing it. After looking at the article Shulman said in no uncertain terms that he would not publish it;he then referred to Mason Malmuth as an "idiot" and a "disgrace to poker". I was somewhat taken aback by his comments due to the fact that he made them in public without regard as to who might hear them. I have known Casey Kastle for a number of years and consider him to be a person of integrity and consider his concerns a problem that few in the tournament poker world are willing to deal with. Shulman seemed less concerned, making the comment that this is a frequent occurrence in professional golf. At that point, I made the comment that this was untrue, and that the PGA tour had expressly forbidden this practice since the 1950's. I do not know Barry Shulman; I have known Mason Malmuth for more than fifteen years and consider him neither an "idiot" nor a "disgrace to poker". For better or for worse, the success of Two Plus Two Publishing has made Mason the object of much professional jealousy from other authors, publishers, and poker players. Barry Shulman's words were poorly chosen, and someone in his position has an obligation to a more reasoned temperment in public.

Mike Souchak
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Old 05-12-2004, 02:57 PM
Kurn, son of Mogh Kurn, son of Mogh is offline
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If you are indeed Mike Souchak, I find it fitting that Shulman had the bad timing to make an inaccurate comment about the PGA tour with you sitting next to him. Pretty funny.
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Old 05-12-2004, 07:00 PM
Mason Malmuth Mason Malmuth is offline
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Two Plus Two Publishing LLC has ended our relationship with Card Player magazine and all affiliates of Card Player. We intend to keep this separation permanent.

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Mason
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Old 05-12-2004, 07:02 PM
Mason Malmuth Mason Malmuth is offline
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Hi Kurn, son of Mogh,

The person making this post is Mike Souchak Jr. He's an excellent poker player and a good friend of mine. His father, Mike Souchak Sr., was once one of the leading golfers on the PGA tourn and has many titles to his credit.

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Mason
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Old 05-12-2004, 07:23 PM
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Two Plus Two Publishing LLC has ended our relationship with Card Player magazine and all affiliates of Card Player. We intend to keep this separation permanent.

Best wishes,
Mason

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Care to enlighten us as to why?

Personally, I think it is a fine idea. 2+2 has a certain level of quality to uphold.
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Old 05-12-2004, 07:54 PM
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Of course it's a huge project, but you should consider starting up a 2+2 magazine. There are at least 15 posters here who could reasonably write for the publication.

-Michael
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Old 05-12-2004, 08:11 PM
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Two Plus Two Publishing LLC has ended our relationship with Card Player magazine and all affiliates of Card Player. We intend to keep this separation permanent.

Best wishes,
Mason

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Care to enlighten us as to why?

Personally, I think it is a fine idea. 2+2 has a certain level of quality to uphold.

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I actually think this was a long time coming. It sounds like there may be some personal ill will between Mason and Shulman, but that's irrelevant. The advice in Card Player is so consistently terrible that it goes against everything 2+2 supposedly stands far. I mean, not only is the advice in Card Player generally terrible, its can be downright damaging. This isn't to say there aren't CP authors writing good stuff, there are. But the bad ones are so bad that the relationship between 2+2 and Cardplayer really needed to end.
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Old 05-12-2004, 09:15 PM
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Hi Kurn, son of Mogh

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lol at that [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 05-12-2004, 10:12 PM
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Of course it's a huge project, but you should consider starting up a 2+2 magazine. There are at least 15 posters here who could reasonably write for the publication.

-Michael

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That is a great suggestion. I don't know much about playing winning poker but I have a knack for fluff articles. [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] I hereby volunteer since Chuck doesn't want me anymore. [img]/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

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Old 05-12-2004, 11:48 PM
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Of course it's a huge project, but you should consider starting up a 2+2 magazine. There are at least 15 posters here who could reasonably write for the publication.

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I'm not sure, Michael. Notice how few guest essays 2+2 has published. I agree that a handful of posters could reasonably write for such a publication, but the difference between "reasonably write" and "expertly write" may be quite substantial in the estimation of 2+2 Publishing.

Anyway, our opinions don't really matter all that much; I think we should be waiting to hear what Cyrus has to say about it[img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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