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3.9 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews

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Born Oct. 21, 1931, Galveston, TX. Educated at Catholic schools through college (U. of St. Thomas, Houston) . Korean veteran, USMC. Hairstylist 1954. Married 1954, wife Joan, 5 children, 5 grandchildren. Widowed 1993. Remarried, another Joan, June 12, 1999. Business owner since 1957, still active. Partner in health and racquet club. Played gin rummy for 65 years with total success.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 95 pages
  • Publisher: Swan Publishing (May 30, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0943629403
  • ISBN-13: 978-0943629407
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 5.6 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,538,743 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is a ONE-OF-A-KIND in that it is written for either the layman or the expert. The cards that are shown are as if they were in your hand and each step is pointed out; when you look it over a second time it makes sense and if you follow the instructions, the odds will be heavily in your favor to WIN AT GIN. The author has a sense of humor and it shows in his writing. This makes his book informative AND fun. Better YET, he's an expert and wins over 75% of all the games he's ever played and most of his games are against experts. He CHALLENGES each of you (over the Internet) to play against him. There are many books "out there" that give instructions, but none in the detail as this book. Charley Killebrew is an expert because he is bright and because he loves the game of gin. Remember, regardless of the level you are as a gin rummy player, you'll LEARN from this book. Pete Billac, publisher.
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By A Customer on November 27, 2001
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Whenever I buy a book that has print as big as a childrens book, I immediately get suspicious. Maybe the font size is for the older reader, or maybe he was trying to make it seem like you were actually buying a 100 page book. This books' actual useful content would fill 30 pages in a 12 point font. I guess I was looking for some more examples of those "hard hands" and how to play them, and a little more advanced content. That being said, this book is still useful, especially for the beginner to intermediate. However, if you have more than 200 semi-serious money games under your belt and havent lost too much of your wad, you wont get too much out of this. If I were you I would befriend your local expert and watch him play.
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Self published with big print. Must be tongue-in-cheek, he could not really believe that concentrating on the card you want increases the chances of getting it. It was 14 years ago when he wrote it, maybe he had a high win/loss ratio then, on the current website, gamecolony.com, he is not high on the ladder.
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i would've given the book 5 stars if it had more pages with illustrations and quiz material.

yep, he seems to be full of himself. doesn't need to be. just get the material across and the book sales will come.

the illustrations were clear as well as the layout of the book too. he can thank his publishers for that.
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This guy may be a good gin player, but he's really full of himself.

His advice is excessively basic.

Also, he admits that he cheats at cards for money.

Finally, reading this book will not make you a good gin player.
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I've know CKill2015@AOL.COM for more years than I'd like to think about. In short, this is an impressive book written by an extraordinary person. Buy the book, read it, study it, and learn from one of the masters. He's a super guy!
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This book would only be helpful to someone who has never played before.There's very little talk of strategy, and alot of stuff that is either common sense after your first few dozen games, or irrelevant to strategy.No wonder most of the 5-star reviews here are from the author and the publisher.
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I thought Mr. Killebrew's book "Play Gin to Win" was great! It improved my gin game tremendously. It was also very entertaining and enlightening. A must read for all gin players.
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