Editorial Reviews. Review. Amazon Best Books of the Month, January Don’t let the title throw you off: Ship It, Holla Ballas! is not about raising. Andrew Robl aka good2cu poker pro official web site. 1 Apr Who were the Ship It Holla Ballas? Arguably the most successful poker crew of all time, they took advantage of the online poker boom to win.

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English Choose a language for shopping. See all 78 reviews. Then panic sets in. This was true at the start of the book during their transformation from “average shup to poker star. Arguably the most successful poker crew of all time, they took advantage of the online poker boom to win tens of millions of dollars before most of them were old enough to set foot inside a casino.

The wireless Internet in the rooms doesn’t work for shit, forcing guests to gather in the only decent hot spot. They live decadent lifestyles, learn some key life lessons or don’t and finally end up happy or not.

Phil Gordon’s Little Gold Book. They’re buzzed before the first round of boat drinks even hits their lips — for most of them, this is the biggest tournament they’ve ever entered.

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Recommended to poker players and curious generalists alike. Lists with This Book. Then, he quickly hopped on a plane to play poker in Macau. Ship It Holla Ballas!: We have what is basically a formulaic retelling of a familiar story. I found it hard to connect with any players involved with the stories.

Get all the latest PokerNews updates on your social media outlets. I told her I could probably help her get interviews with any number of bracelet winners… Madsen, Cantu, Flack, Bartholdi, no problem.


Log into your account. I loved this book because of my background but I think the interest is there for anyone who has ever been to Las Vegas or any gambling venue. Only FieryJustice makes it past the first day, hanging around long enough to win back his entry fee. A random mom overhears their plans and, in need of some adult time and possibly a stern talking-to in regards to good parental judgmentasks if her year-old daughter can tag along.

There are swimming pools and fruity drinks, plenty of craps and blackjack tables, and a murderer’s row of waterslides, apparently designed by an imaginative child touched by madness: Also as usual, despite the very kind and generous consideration of getting a free book, I give my candid opinions below. I like following the poker news, following certain players, and watch the high stakes games on television. They partied like rock stars, transforming themselves from Internet nerds with zero life skills into legends, at least in their own minds.

Some of them are still players in the Las Vegas gambling world today.

PokerNews Book Review: Ship It Holla Ballas! by Jonathan Grotenstein & Storms Reback

Two movies came to mind as I was reading this book. Want the latest poker headlines and interviews? The book starts just before the poker boom really blows up and starts following a few guys who are a little bit older, by online poker standards–guys who had already completed college and were starting their professional lives, guys in holal late twenties or hlla thirties.

It took us awhile to realize that we’d run into poker’s future: Write a customer review. I really liked this book because I was just leaving the professional gambling world as these young guys were starting in.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. When Fernandomania Ran Wild. They all stare into the water. That shit gave me traumatic flashbacks. When did you begin this project? There is a whole chapter about the now infamous Bellagio bathroom bet… but the actual numbers at stake seem to change from paragraph to paragraph.


Not the experience they’d shlp for, but hardly the end of the world — Paradise Island is shp named.

I picked this up the night before a day I knew would be filled with standing around and killing t This is a fantastic, quick read that couldn’t have been more fun for someone who spent most every waking moment from to thinking about cards. Imagine my surprise when it turns out it’s about a bunch of kids that got internet-famous and rich around the time I was fixated on the game, playing, reading, studying, and haunting the same Two Plus Two forums where these guys learned how to play.

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The duo ultimately discussed featuring Jason Strassa2 Strasser, but the poker pro ended up on Wall Street. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Mainly I kept with the reading as a sort of reference to a set of characters I uolla I wouldn’t meet in person if I were given a thousand years, because the kinds of things that motivate them never matched those that I followed.

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