Poker Player Roy The Boy Brindley Annoyed

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Thomas Somach
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Roy Brindley

European poker pro Roy "The Boy" Brindley reads

But he doesn't like everything he reads there.

Especially if it's about him. reported on March 26, 2009, that Brindley, a professional poker player who was born in England and now lives in Ireland, had just written an autobiography. questioned the writing of the autobiography, wondering why a relatively unknown poker player who has never won a major tournament would think anyone would be interested in the story of his life.

"Roy ‘The Boy' Brindley is the latest professional poker player to write a book," noted. "But will anyone care? The new tome, titled ‘Life's a Gamble: The High Stakes and Low Life of a Poker Professsional,' is an autobiography. But Brindley is hardly a household name. Or a big champ...He's going to have to change his name to Roy ‘The Buy' Brindley, because he's the only one who's going to buy this lame book."

Apparently it takes a long time for news, even via the Internet, to travel across the ocean from North America to Europe, because it took Brindley a month to respond to the news story about his new autobiography.

In an e-mail to dated April 26, 2009, Brindley wrote: "Just tracked down your stunning book review at I am obviously guessing you have neither seen or read ‘Life's a Gamble,' which neither boasts of achievements or makes outrageous claims. Therein I would very much like for you to read the book and understand the theme, which is about the pitfalls of gambling, the brutal murders of retired greyhounds in America and a host of other non-poker-related issues. Is there a postal address for you? Kind regards and thanks, Roy Brindley." gave Brindley a mailing address and looks forward to reviewing his book.

Thomas Somach,