New Book Crazy Pineapple 8b Poker Can Bring Peace to the Middle East if Everybody Starts Playing Crazy Pineapple 8b

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Crazy Pineapple 8b Poker by Kim Isaac Greenblatt offers insight into this madcap variation of Texas Hold'em, hi/lo split poker. The game is wild enough that if enough people in the Middle East sat down and spent time taking care of one another and playing it, there might be peace!

Is it possible? Can a new book like "Crazy Pineapple 8b Poker" bring peace to the Middle East? "Probably not," states author Kim Greenblatt, "unless everybody agrees to forget everything that has happened in the last couple of thousand years and decide to let bygones be bygones and live and teach peace. However I know that a good step in that direction would be to start playing Crazy Pineapple 8b poker."

There are striking similarities between Crazy Pineapple 8b Poker and the Middle East.

Crazy Pineapple 8b Poker is a hi/lo split game (where the 8b stands for 8 or less to make a qualifying low hand) played in a similar vein to Texas Hold'em however instead of each player getting two cards, they get three and discard one after the flop. The game is very popular in home games and with the recent resurgence in poker with Texas Hold'em Poker, interest has been sparked internationally once again.

The Middle East is a split hi/lo collection of nations that represent three religions that have been fighting amongst themselves for thousands of years. There has been a resurgence in recent years of activity and interest has been sparked there internationally as well.

The book covers the Crazy Pineapple 8b rules, strategies, some instructional hands, brief coverage of variations Pineapple and Tahoe as well as some Omaha 8b.

Kim Greenblatt, the author of "Practical Low and No Limit Texas Hold'em Ring Games" and "Your Daughter Has Been Diagnosed With Rett Syndrome" adds that a portion of the proceeds from the sales of this book go to research Rett Syndrome.

"Playing Crazy Pineapple 8b Poker requires a great degree of concentration and is not for the timid. Taking steps to forgive one another and starting with a clean slate isn't for the timid, either...If people would focus all their energies into taking care of each other and then into their games," adds Greenblatt, "the world would be a better place.

"I never would have thought of doing a book on this game however my readers wrote in and wanted to see something on the game so this book is dedicated to them - and to world peace."

If there are any casinos in the Middle East, they should be playing this game there as well.

The book is available for sale from:

The book can also be found at Amazon, Amazon UK, and Barnes and Noble and other fine bookstores.

About Kim Greenblatt

Kim Greenblatt is a technical specialist and writer. He also is a mediator for the Los Angeles and Santa Monica Bar Associations at times. He makes no claims to knowing anything about high stakes games (in fact he hates poker) but he is pretty good at low to mid limits. He is available for interviews.

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