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F.R. Ritter Book

Postby Geno Munari » December 4th, 2014, 5:31 am

I just wanted the Genii board members to know that I am releasing a hardcover limited edition of F. R. Ritter's Advantage Card Playing and Draw Poker hopefully before Christmas. There will be only 300 copies of this extremely rare book available in this release. I will post details about the price and release date in the marketplace as soon as possible.
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Re: F.R. Ritter Book

Postby Roger M. » December 4th, 2014, 2:22 pm

Well this is a welcome announcement.

For fans, this is likely the book Vernon "mistook" for EATCT when his father brought it home from work to show him as a young boy.

Also, with only about 15 known examples, and going for around 5K when the one every ten years shows up for sale, this seems a great opportunity for those interested in the contents.

Can we reserve a copy Geno?

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Re: F.R. Ritter Book

Postby Bill Mullins » December 4th, 2014, 5:39 pm

It was written by Frederick R. Ritter of Columbus OH. He was in the vending machine industry, but had been a gambler in Hot Springs AR in the 1890s. He shot himself in 1922.

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Re: F.R. Ritter Book

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 4th, 2014, 6:17 pm

At least he didn't use a pseudonym!
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Re: F.R. Ritter Book

Postby lybrary » December 7th, 2014, 10:50 am

I am not trying to stir the pot too much, but Ritter is German for knight. Just saying ...
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Re: F.R. Ritter Book

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 7th, 2014, 10:52 am

And "Kaufman" is German for merchant. I am not German. Nor is my last name a pseudonym.
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Re: F.R. Ritter Book

Postby Brad Jeffers » December 7th, 2014, 11:29 am

Richard Kaufman wrote:At least he didn't use a pseudonym!

If he had, I suppose it would have been R.E. Ttirrf.
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Re: F.R. Ritter Book

Postby lybrary » December 7th, 2014, 12:36 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:And "Kaufman" is German for merchant. I am not German. Nor is my last name a pseudonym.


Not true. It would have to be Kaufmann with two n at the end.
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Re: F.R. Ritter Book

Postby Geno Munari » March 19th, 2015, 6:21 pm

The F.R. Ritter book is almost ready and I am accepting orders now.

Combined Treatise on Advantage Card Playing and Draw Poker by F.R. Ritter. This book has over 130 pages and is hardbound limited to 350 editions and 600 softbound reduced size copies. Included in the Addendum is an essay by Bill Mullins, Fred Ritter: Mail Order Card Sharp, and some special material from Ritter that includes two letters about his book and some Confidential Poker Tips.

This rare book will normally be priced at $95, but as a special we are offering the book prior to publication for $85, plus applicable postage. The softbound edition will be not be available until the hardback edition is sold out.

Send your inquiries to me at munari@msn.com

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Re: F.R. Ritter Book

Postby Bill Mullins » April 16th, 2015, 11:30 am

Got my copy (with biography of Ritter by your humble scribe)
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Re: F.R. Ritter Book

Postby Geno Munari » April 16th, 2015, 1:26 pm

Here is all info to order the book:

Hi
Here is a link that explains it all.
Thank you for your interest.

http://www.kiyq.org/#!shop/c1l3n

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Re: F.R. Ritter Book

Postby poonchingyip » May 27th, 2015, 12:29 am

Just received my copy today. Looks so amazing, and I cannot wait to finish it.
Didn't expect that the book would be here so soon, thanks for the service.

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Re: F.R. Ritter Book

Postby Matthew Field » May 27th, 2015, 2:28 am

The Ritter book is amazing. There's a ton of information within -- enjoy it!

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Re: F.R. Ritter Book

Postby Bill Mullins » May 27th, 2015, 11:00 am

One of the interesting things to me was the discussion of non-standard hands -- "Big Cat", "Skip Flush", "Forty-Nine", "Little Dog", etc.

I am by no means a serious poker player, so maybe everyone else has heard of these.

People will make odd modifications to the rules. When I was in college and would play penny poker, one guy in our dorm always wanted to make Spades wild. It made for interesting hands. Another liked "Dr. Pepper Poker" -- 10s, 2s, and 4s wild.

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Re: F.R. Ritter Book

Postby Bill Mullins » October 9th, 2015, 5:28 pm

Steve Bryant just did a nice review of the Ritter book.


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