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megarain "Professional cricket gambler / poker player / golfer / and hard worker"

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Open Dreams: 'The way golf is...and was meant to be...'
Open Dreams: 'The way golf is...and was meant to be...'
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tremendous read .., 4 Jun. 2016
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Compelling - at times a tear-jerker .. Which says a lot about the poor souls, who torment themselves with the wonderful game of golf. Very well written, and a joy to read.


Let Me Tell You About Alex - Crazy Days and Nights on the Road with the Hurricane: Wild Days and Nights on the Road with the World's Greatest Snooker Player Alex 'Hurricance' Higgins
Let Me Tell You About Alex - Crazy Days and Nights on the Road with the Hurricane: Wild Days and Nights on the Road with the World's Greatest Snooker Player Alex 'Hurricance' Higgins
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well written, insight., 24 April 2016
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Job clearly had a very close relationship with Alex, who, was a character. It's normal to be tolerant of special individuals, but, his writing shows a deep love for snooker, and he subject.

Really enjoyed it.


Poker Tilt
Poker Tilt
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4.0 out of 5 stars V enjoyable read, 27 Jan. 2016
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This review is from: Poker Tilt (Kindle Edition)
Would have liked more hand detail of winning events, but good story, well written. V few grammatical errors, which is good for a poker book.


The Hidden Mathematics of Sport
The Hidden Mathematics of Sport
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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star, 17 Dec. 2015
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Didn't enjoy it, and barely read 3 chapters.


Trading Bases: How a Wall Street Trader Made a Fortune Betting on Baseball
Trading Bases: How a Wall Street Trader Made a Fortune Betting on Baseball
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good reading for all baseball / sports gamblers, 14 Dec. 2015
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Brilliant review of both sports betting and trading - well written, and with a deep understading of the methodologies which are needed to win at long term sports / bank roll protection. As a gambler/investor, I want to know more .. And wish links were available - thou quick search does reveal a blog ( that appears lightly used - at least since 2013). His love of the sport, shines thou.


When it was Great: A Dealer's Autobiographic Story (Memoirs From Las Vegas)
When it was Great: A Dealer's Autobiographic Story (Memoirs From Las Vegas)

2.0 out of 5 stars So-so review of Vegas, back in the day., 30 Sept. 2015
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Its maybe hard to be criticial, as its a personal view of what Vegas was, and is now.

Some of the stories lacked depth, but I did finish the book (in about 4hrs - most of it on a plane).

I couldnt recommend it, but it wasnt terrible.


The Druid's Lodge Confederacy: The Gamblers Who Made Racing Pay
The Druid's Lodge Confederacy: The Gamblers Who Made Racing Pay
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2.0 out of 5 stars Detailed, but not readable, 15 Aug. 2015
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Huge detail, but the story doesn't read that well, and is hardly a page turner. A little disappointed. Would have liked more insight, as to how race stakes were so big, and betting, as big as was recorded.
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Million Dollar Video Poker
Million Dollar Video Poker
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4.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable tale - well told, 11 Feb. 2015
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I have never played video poker, but, this book has certainly opened my eyes.

It's probably a good few yrs too late, as the house edge, is no longer eroded by sumptuous additional playing benefits, but, it's always good to have a history, of how someone took advantage of playing conditions.

The book seems to have taken place in 2003 .. A refresh, would be nice, as Bob has a radio show, and still writes a lot.


The Thinking Poker Diaries, Volume Three: Stories and Strategic Insights From Poker's Premier Event
The Thinking Poker Diaries, Volume Three: Stories and Strategic Insights From Poker's Premier Event
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5.0 out of 5 stars V enjoyable read and great analysis of a WSOP main event, 4 Feb. 2015
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It's v hard to convey the sheer thrill, world-class and amateur poker players get, from playing in a $10k buy-in main event. For some, it's the best week of their yr, especially, if they get past Day 4.

Andrew writes and talks v lucidly, and his book is a v easy read, which will be appreciated by expert poker players, and just run-of-the-mill fish.

The disappointment, of finishing in the top 100, out of many thousands, picking up $200k in the process, is one few understand .. But, that's poker. This is a book many will enjoy.

I have been listening to his free podcasts, on thinking poker, and would commend them to anyone - especially if u like the analysis part of the book.


The Concrete Blonde (Harry Bosch Book 3)
The Concrete Blonde (Harry Bosch Book 3)
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4.0 out of 5 stars well written - compelling, 24 Aug. 2014
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The character is getting shape, and reflects the dark days all cops must face.

Plenty if detail etc, and well paced.

Probably gonna have to read them all now ...


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