I am not gentle, I only ask questions that I want to know. Small chit-chat was never a virtue of mine. If that offends, well I am not apologizing, It's the way I was born, and I don't feel like I should apologize for being rough, because that would be me apologizing for being myself.
And one more thing, Tri Nguyen came here to sell a book, I actually came here as a potential customer. However, for me to actually buy they book I want to know if the author is (what I consider) smart. My questions have to be tough, giving slow ball questions would not benefit me at the least, I could of ended buying a book by a book that I would of never read. That wouldn't have been good for me.
Actually this is going to go on for a while.
One thing that I have found out from playing poker is not to over think it if you don't have to. The best bluffer does not have any advantage against the calling station. So reading something that is meant for high stakes, or even just mid stakes, or even low stakes, will not help me specifically. I have no use for the book unless its simple, advance strategies won't help me because the don't apply to my usual opponents. One of the main reasons left to read a book is because I think fondly of the author, which if you can't tell by me deciding to buy the book, is exactly what I think.
What is ironic actually that your right, poker for dummies would help me a lot more helpful than the Harrington on hold'em. Although I don't think you meant it that way.
In addition to me liking the author, I will buy the book (it comes out Dec. 15) because it will actually make me better at poker. The whole reason I play is not for the money. Getting better at this game is a challenge, very hard to do. Thats the whole reason I keep coming back even though I play for no monetary value. After playing this game for a little more than two years, and only have played for real money
of maybe about one month of that time (losing free roll money in one month is a very easy thing to do if your bad). I think that spending money on a book because of passion and the want to better yourself in a game you love is a way better and smarter reason than because you want to win more real chips. (yes I am mocking you, I am also a very childish person.)
Another way to better yourself is to play better players, that's why I played the forum league (and will continue to play), so the book is actually practicable in sense, but that's not a good enough reason to buy it, its just a benefit.
As for the intelligent thing. It's actually because of a deeper opinion of mine; richer, smarter, more educated people are not smarter than the average person. I have met Ph.D.'s that were stupider than kids that have dropped out of highschool. The smartest person I know used to be a janitor no college, and no highschool for that matter. I also think you're very mistaken if you think the best high stakes pro's are the smartest poker players the are.