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Johnny Hughes 11-10-2007 11:01 AM

Texas Poker Wisdom, a novel, by Johnny Hughes
 
Texas Poker Wisdom, a novel, by Johnny Hughes

Matthew "Slick" O'Malley has been a Texas road gambler for fifty years. He wants to teach his nephew, Dylan, everything about poker: its strategy, culture, language, history, pitfalls, songs, movies, books, gambling joints, and web sites.
Editorial Reviews
"Scrolling the pages of a Hughes narrative is like lighting a lantern into the darkest recess of poker's subculture. [Hughes] brings the legends of the past and present to life and often provides the very best portrait of these unique, real-life characters of anyone on record."

-Nolan Dalla, media director, World Series of Poker, best-selling author and columnist for Card Player

"Johnny Hughes's poker stories are a national treasure . hilarious stories and colorful characters . timeless classics . the stuff of history . one of my all-time favorite poker writers."

-Iggy, a.k.a. Ignatius J. Reilly, the Blogfather of Poker, GuinnessandPoker.com

"Told with authenticity and the knowledge that only a true road gambler could possess . a book that you will love . a highly enjoyable read."

-Anthony Kelly, editor-in-chief, Player Europe magazine. Dublin.

"Cryptic, dark. Irrefutably unique. Elliptical euphemism and metaphor are (Hughes's) tools. Gambling folklore and parables abound. All told with a twinkle in the eye and one finger on the trigger ... Johnny writes evasively, challenging us to refute, compelling us to believe."

-James Dodd, a.k.a. Tetuso, Bet-the-Pot.com. London.

I’m a Johnny Hughes fan... he has a truly unique style… Hughes’ style is hard (like the man had to be) … These men remember a time when poker wasn’t so much glitz and glamour, when the cameras and lights were substituted for by cigars and guns. It feels a lot safer the way we do it now, but you have to admit there’s a romance to what once was."

Gary Wise. Poker Historian. Bluff Magazine, ESPN.com, Wisehandpoker.com.
Toronto, Canada.

About the Author

Johnny Hughes has written for Bluff Magazine, Bluff Europe, Player Europe, Texas Observer, TexasMonthly.com, GuinnessandPoker.com, PokerPages.com, PokerForum.com, WisehandPoker.com, Bet-the-Pot.com, and Truckin’. He has been a gambler, salesman, and university lecturer. Learn more at JohnnyHughes.com. Available at Amazon, Barnes/Noble, bookstores by order.

1p0kerboy 11-10-2007 11:16 AM

Re: Texas Poker Wisdom, a novel, by Johnny Hughes
 
Uh-oh. That's a no-no.

BigBuffet 11-10-2007 11:46 PM

Re: Texas Poker Wisdom, a novel, by Johnny Hughes
 
Order it at johnny hughes dot com


In before lock.

Dynasty 11-11-2007 12:20 AM

Re: Texas Poker Wisdom, a novel, by Johnny Hughes
 
I OK'd this thread. There will be no lock.

SuperUberBob 11-11-2007 12:21 AM

Re: Texas Poker Wisdom, a novel, by Johnny Hughes
 
[ QUOTE ]
Uh-oh. That's a no-no.

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If the last sentence was removed, then the post would be fine.

Plus, it's a book...and it's interesting.

BigBuffet 11-11-2007 03:12 AM

Re: Texas Poker Wisdom, a novel, by Johnny Hughes
 
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I OK'd this thread. There will be no lock.

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Just kidding. JH is the nuts for homespun yarns [img]/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

1p0kerboy 11-11-2007 11:06 AM

Re: Texas Poker Wisdom, a novel, by Johnny Hughes
 
[ QUOTE ]
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Uh-oh. That's a no-no.

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If the last sentence was removed, then the post would be fine.

Plus, it's a book...and it's interesting.

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Usually 2+2 doesn't let author's start their own threads (without permission) but they DO let the author's respond and answer questions in threads started by others.

deacsoft 11-12-2007 03:13 PM

Re: Texas Poker Wisdom, a novel, by Johnny Hughes
 
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Usually 2+2 doesn't let author's start their own threads (without permission) but they DO let the author's respond and answer questions in threads started by others.

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You're 100% correct. However, as Dynasty stated, an exception has been made in this case. This has not changed the rule you speak of and does not represent any kind of official endorsement by Two Plus Two Publishing LLC.

Johnny Hughes 11-14-2007 08:52 AM

Re: Texas Poker Wisdom, a novel, by Johnny Hughes
 
In this novel, my characters post on TwoPlusTwo. In my next novel, several of the characters meet through TwoPlusTwo. I wonder, is this the first novel to mention TwoPlusTwo???

Here is a brief excerpt:

"When folks get behind, they start playing bad and making mistakes. That’s the gambler’s fallacy, trying to play higher and get even when you are behind. I wrote an article about it on PokerPages. The odds are you won’t get even,” Matt said.

“I have read some of the things you write on poker on PokerPages.com and TwoPlusTwo. Those young online players give you a really hard time.” Dylan said.

“Yeah, I start the day with talk radio and the poker web sites." Matt said.

Johnny Hughes

Johnny Hughes 12-01-2007 08:24 AM

Re: Texas Poker Wisdom, a novel, by Johnny Hughes
 
The Two Plus Two Internet Magazine has an excerpt in the December issue. I want to thank Mr. Malmuth, Mr. Sklansky, and Dynasty for the honor of being included with all the great writers in the magazine.


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