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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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