Friday, December 01, 2006

Next Best Thing

booksI may not be going to Vegas (envy sucks!) but I am doing some traveling for the upcoming holidays so I thought I would get some reading material for the trip.

I got the pleasure of sitting next to Jay Greenspan at the last blogger event, and even though he was giving he helpful advice, it didn't stop me from pushing all my chips in the pot against a Royal Flush. I do appreciate his empathy when I showed him the second nut flush, while I'm pretty sure the rest of the table was thinking "moron!"

Everything about his book Hunting Fish seems like the perfect book for me. I love adventures, I love hearing about cultural differences, and I love hearing about someone taking huge pots off of fish. After talking with Jay and getting an idea of his sense of humor, I'm laying odds that this book will definitely entertain me.

I also ordered Professor, the Banker, and the Suicide King, The: Inside the Richest Poker Game of All Time by Michael Craig. Michael spoke at the blogger event and was very entertaining, so I expect the same from his book. I have heard a lot about it, and I'm sure it's a great read.

I tuned into Full Tilt too late to play in the Riverchasers Tournament last night. There were 98 Entries, (nobody brings em in like Al) including Mr. Craig himself. I dropped in for a few minutes and said hello, and he was entertaining the whole table with his stories, like the one about his chance to steal Clonie Gowan's underwear.

Ask him about it next time you see him at Full Tilt, he's there all the time!

1 comment:

HighOnPoker said...

Craig's book is great. While you are at it, you should consider the biographies of Ungar, Amarillo Slim and Moneymaker (probably in that order), all of which were great reads (even Moneymaker's book, I swear). When you are done with Greenspan's book, I'd be happy to do a book swap with you. I own all three of the other books I mentioned.