Short-Stacked Shamus

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Gender Male
Location Personville, United States
Introduction Name’s Shamus, a.k.a. "Short-Stacked Shamus." I play poker. Strictly recreational. Mostly micro, or "low" (hence the moniker). Primarily cash. The occasional tourney. Basically your average jingle-brained sap. Have also scribbled some for various pokery sites and publications -- besides this one you're currently perusin', that is -- both as "Shamus" and under my real name, Martin Harris. That includes articles and reviews, as well as reporting from the WSOP, WSOP-C, WPT, EPT, APPT, LAPT, NAPT, and various online events. So if you're lookin' for a hired gun to do such, drop me a line at shortstackedshamus at gmail dot com.
Interests poker, hard-boiled fiction, existentialism, film, music, history, politics
Favorite Movies The Cincinnati Kid, California Split, Rounders
Favorite Books Red Harvest (Hammett), The Maltese Falcon (Hammett), The Glass Key (Hammett), The Big Sleep (Chandler), The Long Goodbye (Chandler), The Getaway (Thompson), Pop. 1280 (Thompson), Savage Night (Thompson), The Killer Inside Me (Thompson), Pick-Up (Willeford), The Burnt Orange Heresy (Willeford), The Cincinnati Kid (Jessup), Small Stakes Hold 'em (Miller/Sklansky/Malmuth), The Theory of Poker (Sklansky), Harrington on Hold 'em (Harrington), The Biggest Game in Town (Alvarez), Big Deal (Holden), Positively Fifth Street (McManus), The Gambler (Dostoevsky), RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon (Nixon)