I received my copy yesterday. It weighs almost 3 lbs!
Luckily, a relative brought it over in their luggage from America to the UK.
I'm impressed by how up to date the book is. It even discusses the recent moves to ban online poker sites, eg Bush signing an Act in October 2006.
I'm reading the section on ways of partly nullifying the 'scramble' shuffle. (I wonder if any magician has tried to pull off a full-deck retention 'scramble' shuffle? I would imagine that this is the kind of problem Lennart Green would relish.)
And there's another section on ways of manipulating a memorised slug of cards, given you advance info on the texture of the flop.
Or the reverse strategy of manipulating a slug of high value cards (eg Aces and Kings) so that they won't come into play - thereby increasing the power of second best hands (eg Queens).
This 'kill' scam is clever and does not require much skill.
The dirty work is completed unwittingly by another player who cuts the deck, consigning the slug to the bottom half of the deck, placing the cards out of action.
Most punters in the UK would not be aware of these possibilities.
The Holdem tournament scene in the UK is only loosely regulated.
For reasons of economy, Poker clubs in London - the Gutshot and the Western Club - only provide a dealer at the final table.
So it's frequently in your hands for the majority of the tournament. The person to the left of the dealer shuffles and offers the deck to be cut by the person to the right of the dealer.
In the provincial pubs, the rules are even looser. You get to shuffle and deal in one go.
My boy scout upbringing impedes me from cheating, of course, and I'm not advocating putting these methods into practice.