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Forum: Books and Publications 12-02-2007, 12:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 86
Posted By Mason Malmuth
Re: How about a sticky for Mason\'s reviews?

Hi avatar77:

There are many reasons we don't have a sticky with recommended books. One of them is simply that there are so many books coming out that it is difficult to keep up with them all.

I...
Forum: Poker Legislation 12-01-2007, 11:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 64
Posted By Mason Malmuth
Re: petition for the return of TE

First off, this is what I wrote in the other thread.

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As for The Engineer, he needs to understand that posting here is a privledge and not a right. He cannot and it will not be...
Forum: Poker Legislation 12-01-2007, 03:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 269
Posted By Mason Malmuth
Re: Thanks for Pokerroom\'s Invitation to US players to visit TruePoker

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I guess I am a little upset now because I tried finding out why US players cannot take part in the 5 free books and the closest thing I can find is that Mason's lawyer advised him not to...
Forum: Books and Publications 12-01-2007, 03:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 218
Posted By Mason Malmuth
More on \"Illusion of Action\"

Hi Everyone:

I did a little more research (plus a friend had a better memory than me). The term illusion of action appears in HPFAP. Here's the quote from the Psychology chapter of the current...
Forum: Books and Publications 12-01-2007, 03:00 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 218
Posted By Mason Malmuth
Re: Review, Advanced Limit Holdem Strategy (Tanenbaum)

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I was alluding to Mason's frequent veiled references to inferior rivals.

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I'm always curious where stuff like this comes from. I don't think you'll be able to produce...
Forum: Books and Publications 11-30-2007, 03:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 218
Posted By Mason Malmuth
Re: Review, Advanced Limit Holdem Strategy (Tanenbaum)

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But Mason spends lots of time poring over all of 2+2's writings to find and prove that all these ideas originated there.

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Actually someone else found it. I then did a...
Forum: Poker Legislation 11-30-2007, 06:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 269
Posted By Mason Malmuth
Re: Excuse me, son, but \"legitimate\" poker operators pay US cashouts

Hi Lee:

I'm a little disturbed about this since pokerroom.com is part of our Bonus Program (for non-US players).

When you write:

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I leave 2+2's members to decide for themselves...
Forum: Books and Publications 11-30-2007, 04:13 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 218
Posted By Mason Malmuth
Re: Review, Advanced Limit Holdem Strategy (Tanenbaum)

Hi Jack:

Poker Essays was first published in 1991 and the term was in that edition. Here's the quote from the current edition from the essay "The Future of Poker."

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Game No. 3:...
Forum: Books and Publications 11-29-2007, 03:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 116
Posted By Mason Malmuth
Re: Tournament Poker for Advanced Players: Exanded Edition

It usually takes five to ten days for the books to begin to appear in the major chain stores. We have orders and are in the process of filling them now.

Best wishes,
Mason
Forum: Books and Publications 11-28-2007, 10:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 116
Posted By Mason Malmuth
Tournament Poker for Advanced Players: Expanded Edition

Hi Everyone:

We now have the book and it is being shipped out to those of you that ordered it.

Best wishes,
Mason
Forum: News, Views, and Gossip 11-28-2007, 05:42 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 65
Posted By Mason Malmuth
Re: doyle brunson

plzdontbanme:

Enjoy your vacation.

This thread is now locked. We don't allow for unsubstntiated accusations that are designed to smear someone and serve no other purpose.

Also, Doyle's...
Forum: Books and Publications 11-27-2007, 05:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 104
Posted By Mason Malmuth
Re: Tournament Poker for Advanced Players??

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This has to be the worst 2+2 book ever written. It contains downright bad advice (for example, see the "pass up small edges because you are the best player" bit). Furthermore, it...
Forum: Books and Publications 11-26-2007, 01:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 218
Posted By Mason Malmuth
Re: Review, Advanced Limit Holdem Strategy (Tanenbaum)

Hi Adman:

Again I have not yet read this book and probably shouldn't comment (much) on it until that happens. I now hope to get to it sooner rather than later (as originally planned), and when I...
Forum: Poker Legislation 11-26-2007, 12:24 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 19
Posted By Mason Malmuth
Re: Mason... Sir,

Hi Everyone:

I had made it clear in prior private message communication that I would not have a conversation with John Pappas until we saw improvements in the PPA board. We feel that it is very...
Forum: Books and Publications 11-25-2007, 11:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 218
Posted By Mason Malmuth
Re: Review, Advanced Limit Holdem Strategy (Tanenbaum)

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one example he gave is to three bet from the cutoff with Q9s against a tight, losing frustrated player who had raised from his right.

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This seems to be an example of...
Forum: Books and Publications 11-25-2007, 05:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 218
Posted By Mason Malmuth
Re: Review, Advanced Limit Holdem Strategy (Tanenbaum)

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However, if a full ring game is playing extremly loose postflop, a tight image wont allow you to take down more pots than a loose image, so getting people to give you excess action is...
Forum: News, Views, and Gossip 11-25-2007, 06:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 30
Posted By Mason Malmuth
Re: interesting cardplayer article

Hi Dynasty:

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I believe Mason gave really good reviews to Cooke's two books.

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I only reviewed Real Poker II: The Play of Hands by Roy Cooke and gave it a 9 (on my 1...
Forum: News, Views, and Gossip 11-25-2007, 06:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 30
Posted By Mason Malmuth
Re: interesting cardplayer article

Hi (three days ago):

I read the article too. It was handed to me by a friend of mine. I wasn't going to mention it since it's my policy not to give Card Player any free publicity, but here goes....
Forum: Books and Publications 11-25-2007, 06:02 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 218
Posted By Mason Malmuth
Re: Review, Advanced Limit Holdem Strategy (Tanenbaum)

Hi t_dog:

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To be precise, Barry's text defines the Illusion of Action as "making enough plays that look like action (while generally still having positive expectation) that you get...
Forum: Books and Publications 11-25-2007, 05:58 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 218
Posted By Mason Malmuth
Re: Review, Advanced Limit Holdem Strategy (Tanenbaum)

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With less players, you need to play looser to play profitably

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I agree.

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and that requires thin bets
Forum: Books and Publications 11-25-2007, 05:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11
Posted By Mason Malmuth
Re: Kindle (question for Mason)

Hi Doc:

I know nothing about Kindle and would have to learn a great deal about the whole operation before we would consider something like it.

Best wishes,
Mason
Forum: Books and Publications 11-25-2007, 01:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 218
Posted By Mason Malmuth
Re: Review, Advanced Limit Holdem Strategy (Tanenbaum)

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Barry argues that the Illusion of Action keeps the payoffs coming your way.


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I haven't read the book (even though I have a copy sitting on my desk and hope to get to...
Forum: The Lounge: Discussion+Review 11-22-2007, 06:54 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 48
Posted By Mason Malmuth
Re: Crazy Women! Film and TV characters

Hi Katy:

Mae West, and I don't think it's close.

Best wishes,
Mason
Forum: About the Forums 11-20-2007, 08:37 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 47
Posted By Mason Malmuth
Re: lol come on

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this website has so much potential but its like some old crazy man owns it.

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I want to be very clear on this. Your calling me old is not appreciated.

MM
Forum: Books and Publications 11-20-2007, 01:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 38
Posted By Mason Malmuth
Re: What was the Best poker Book published in 2007?

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Unless someone beats me to it, I am going to go on Amazon when I get home from work, put together a list of books supposedly coming out in 2008 (so yes, Daniel's book will be included)...
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