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Day 1B In The Book, Day 1C About To Begin

Day 1b is done and we have our final 10 players. Young Oh is leading the pack with 604,000, which puts him atop both starting flights. The player known as DD had the chip lead ...

So Many Books, So Little Time

by Ian Simpson |  Published: Oct 01, 2012


It’s Sunday, August 5, and last night I busted out of the £200 + £25 deep stack at Nottingham’s Dusk Till Dawn Poker Club. I debated with mself about driving home a night early having been a bit disappointed at not making it to day two, but decided against the idea. I took a walk by the canals to contemplate the year ahead of me and finish reading “The Raiser’s Edge” by Bertrand “Elky” Grospellier, Lee Nelson, Tysen Streib, and Tony Dunst. I found an isolated spot by the canal under a tree and between getting pins and needles throughout the entire lower half of my body, being brutally assaulted by dozens of insects, and getting caught in the rain I managed to finish it. Didn’t someone say the poker lifestyle was glamorous? I bump into poker players who say you can’t learn poker from books and that they’ve never ...

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