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Letter from the Editor

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I recommend that all of you play me at poker — in fact, any game with a stake. If you hear I’m involved, buy in, as I am completely rubbish and greatly admire the patience and technical skill required to succeed in such pursuits. I once won at the races: I put £20 on a horse at 20-1; I liked the colours and the name, and I got lucky. What followed can only be described as a momentous thrill that addicts chase for the rest of their lives, risking — and often

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