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After arriving in California he discovered that poker was legal and began playing in some of the public cardrooms as well as taking periodic trips to Las Vegas where he would play both poker and blackjack. In 1982 he went to work for the Northrop Corporation as a mathematician and moved to Los Angeles where he could conveniently pursue his interest in poker in the large public cardrooms in Gardena, Bell Gardens, and Commerce.
In 1983 his first article Card Domination The Ultimate Blackjack Weapon was published in Gambling Times magazine. In 1987 he left his job with the Northrop Corporation to begin a career as both a full-time gambler and a gambling writer. He has had over 600 articles published in various magazines and is the author or co-author of 14 books. These include Gambling Theory and Other Topics, where he tries to demonstrate why only a small number of people are highly successful at gambling. In this book he introduces the reader to the concept of non-self weighting strategies and explains why successful gambling is actually a balance of luck and skill. Other books he has co-authored include Hold em Poker For Advanced Players, written with David Sklansky, Seven-Card Stud For Advanced Players written with David Sklansky and Ray Zee, and Small Stakes Hold em: Winning Big with Expert Play written with Ed Miller and David Sklansky. All the advanced books are considered the definitive works on these games.
His company Two Plus Two Publishing has sold over two million books and currently has 37 titles to its credit. These books are recognized as the best in their field and are thoroughly studied by those individuals who take gambling seriously.
Also see my longer review of volume III in this series.
This book is a collection of essays from Malmuth's columns in poker magazines, including the excellent Card... Read more
I wasn't thrilled with this book. I know it's a compilation of articles published individually, but they didn't hold together well as a whole. Read morePublished on October 13, 2001