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Bad Beats and Lucky Draws: Poker Strategies, Winning Hands, and Stories from the Professional Poker Tour

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Bad Beats and Lucky Draws is your down-and-dirty guide to the world of high-stakes professional poker. Phil Hellmuth, nine-time World Series of Poker Champion and author of Play Poker Like the Pros, presents a blow-by-blow account of many of poker's "clash of the titans" hands from the World Series of Poker, the World Poker Tour, and the European Tour. Phil provides insigh ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 26th 2004 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published 2004)
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Tyler Jones
You should be suspicious of any poker book published in 2004 - the year of pokermania. Chris Moneymaker, an accountant from Nashville, had won the World Series of Poker main even the previous year. Moneymaker was very much an average guy and his victory opened the floodgates for millions of everyday folks to get into the game. Interest in poker had never been higher and a lot of poker books suddenly appeared on bookstore shelves to cash in on the craze.

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Ciarán Campbell
Just finished it yesterday....absolutely sucked. Each story always came back to Phil whether he was even in the game or not. Of course the ego maniac mentioned his 89 main event at every opportunity. Avoid this if you're looking for a how to guide... hard to beat Doyle Brunson's super system bible for that one. If you're looking for a great poker story-teller, try Mike 'The Mouth' Matusow's Check raising the devil.....great great read. As for Hellmuth's bad beats....just fold your hand now.
Nick
This is the first book ever that I intended to read, and could not finish more than a few pages. I'm glad the purchase was for charity.

Hellmuth is obnoxious,and a bad storyteller. This was painful.
Egospartan
While Phil is a great poker player his books are horrible and this one lives up to his rep. Sorry Phil go back poker.
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