Squares & Sharps, Suckers & Sharks (Book Review)

Joseph Buchdahl Book

“He was a runner for Patrick Veitch who is one of the greatest gamblers”

Review: Squares & Sharps, Suckers & Sharks

Overall rating: 8/10


If you have any interest in sports betting or sports trading, then this is a good book to read. It’s a little heavy on knowledge and although it is very well researched; you will have to be passionate about the technicals to enjoy it. It goes into the science, psychology and philosophy of gambling and that will appear to many traders although it might go over the heads of the average punter.

If you’re serious about winning then this is a must-read book to have on your list. There is a lot to be learned from Joseph Buchdahl, he has put a huge amount of effort into writing this book. He was a runner for Patrick Veitch who is one of the greatest gamblers out there and you can tell that he loves looking at the hard data and science of betting.

The book receives an 8/10 from us and it is well deserved. You can tell a lot of work went into writing this book and it comes across as a helpful tool to have on your trading journey. For someone struggling with sports trading, it could easily teach them a thing or two.

Positive Points:

  • Looks at the probability of luck in betting without any fluff
  • Very well researched
  • Heavy on data and stats

Negative Points:

  • It’s a niche book that may not appeal to all
  • A little overly-cynical in places

This Book is Recommended For…

As we said above, you have to be passionate about trading to enjoy this book. It’s worth reading if you are into trading, however for just the ordinary punter it probably wouldn’t be worth it. It’s heavy on data and if you don’t like that type of approach; most of it will go over your head.

It’s fair to say that this book is aimed at the small number of people in the market, however, it does hit the target for those people.

Where to get Squares & Sharps, Suckers & Sharks…

Formats available: Paperback | Digital (via Kindle).

See more detail by clicking here: Squares & Sharps, Suckers & Sharks by Joseph Buchdahl

Alternatives: Can be found on eBay second hand.

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