Friday, August 14, 2009

The Worst Poker Book - Farha on Omaha


1.0 out of 5 stars Gotta be better books, October 31, 2007
By C. Sperlazza "SammyStoleMyMoney" (USA) - See all my reviews(REAL NAME) Have been reading this book for a few days and it is one most people could do without. From blatant errors of just about every kind...textual mistakes to simple pot odd mistakes, it makes me wonder if Sam Farha had anything to do with even writing this book. It is time to wonder about who is actually writing these poker books. Pot odds mistakes? Telling you it is good expected value to walk away from a favored drawing hand because it is the last hand of the night? I mean give me a break...spend your money on the Farha Bobblehead Doll instead of the book because it may actually help your poker more.
2.0 out of 5 stars Skip it, November 16, 2007
By David Nicoson (Indianapolis, IN USA) - See all my reviews(REAL NAME) This book doesn't deliver. I suspect that the contribution of each author is inversely proportional to the size of text used for his name on the cover. The authors devote excessive space to structured limit Omaha high. That's a very unusual (and awful) game. Although the basic advice in this section isn't too far off, the conceptual arguments have some fundamental flaws. The pot-limit section contradicts itself with respect to the importance of hand selection within the first two pages. Farha relates the story of an elaborate bluff that's a little bit interesting but in the end comes off as a brag. There are better books on this subject. Try Doyle Brunson's Super System II or Pot-Limit & No-Limit Poker.
1.0 out of 5 stars The worst Omaha book out there., February 27, 2008
By True Grinder - See all my reviewsWow, I was really disappointed in this book. I've seen Sammy play Omaha, and all I can figure is that he didn't write this book. Ghostwriters are big in the publishing business, but I wonder if Sammy read this book before it was released. If you want a book that will help you (and that doesn't waste space covering limit high Omaha, which no one plays anymore), then buy Jeff Hwang's book. Sorry, Sammy, I like you. But I've already given your book to Goodwill.

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