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Old 07-13-2005, 04:46 PM
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Default My new favorite poker book

is "Poker for Fun and Profit" by Irwin Steig. Has anyone read this gem?

Some highlights:

"...have faith in the eternal mediocrity of the mob."

"Glut, immediately upon arriving, sneaks a snack. Before the game gets under wya, he takes a fat sandwich and washes it down with root beeer. During the game, he assaults the buffet between deals. Hunger keeps him from staying in too many pots; it is easy to fold when the buffet is so near...he is a loser because he cannot defeat his appetite."

"Pro reads no books, sees no plays, chases no women...during a game he prefers not to discuss hands. Away from it he discusses nothing else. He is a bore."

"In serious poker, women are a nuisance...so, if a dame crashes your stag poker game, try to discard gallantry. Beat her brains out if you can."

"If a woman crashes your game, do not try to bluff her. A woman always wants to know how the plot will unfold."

"You should know some of the common methods of provoking anger...they reduce to three categories:
1.Challenges to your virility
2. Challenges to your intelligence
3. Stalling
Every man identifies himself with activities in which success symbolizes his virility. Many men who lost their money in the Wall Street crash of 1929 became impotent for varying periods of time. Imply that a man is a faggot, and his voice is likely to rise an octave as he protests."

But aside from all the wonderful insanity, it's actually a pretty solid book.
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Old 07-13-2005, 05:21 PM
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Default Re: My new favorite poker book

and how does this help us to play better STT's ?
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Old 07-13-2005, 05:34 PM
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Default Re: My new favorite poker book

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and how does this help us to play better STT's ?

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hey come on, my ratio of strategy posts to frivolous posts is pretty solid. go pick on SkipperBob or Daliman or somebody.
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Old 07-13-2005, 05:39 PM
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Default Re: My new favorite poker book


l o l
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Old 07-13-2005, 05:49 PM
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Default Re: My new favorite poker book

published somewhere between 1935 and 1955?
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Old 07-13-2005, 06:01 PM
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published somewhere between 1935 and 1955?

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distressingly, 1959.
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Old 07-13-2005, 06:36 PM
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Default Re: My new favorite poker book

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and how does this help us to play better STT's ?

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You should know some of the common methods of provoking anger...they reduce to three categories:
1.Challenges to your virility
2. Challenges to your intelligence
3. Stalling

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Obviously it means you should stall more to put your opponents on tilt.
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Old 07-14-2005, 11:34 AM
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Default Re: My new favorite poker book

i would expect to see somethng like:
"...and after the game we retired to a plain ordinary whoopey party with the lads..."
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Old 07-14-2005, 11:47 AM
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Default Re: My new favorite poker book

Was it written by Phil Hellmuth Sr.?
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