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Words, Words, Lots of Poker Words

by Max Shapiro |  Published: Mar 19, 2014

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I don’t think poker gets the recognition it deserves as the most written-about subject on the planet. For comparison, let’s look at the bible and Shakespeare. The Old Testament contains 593,493 words and the New Testament 181,253 for a total of 774,746 words. Shakespeare In his lifetime composed 43 works totaling a respectable 884,421 words to be exact. (No, I didn’t count them all, I just looked them up.) There’s no accurate compilation of how many words have been written about poker, but there certainly have been many, many more. Card Player, for example, might have average of, say, 20 poker articles an issue averaging 1,000 words each, or about a half million in a year and maybe 15 or so million since it started publishing nearly 30 years ago. Multiply that by all the other poker publications that have come and gone and the shelf after shelf of poker ...


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