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The Biggest Game in Town

Author: Alvarez, Al

Publisher: Picador


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The Biggest Game in Town : Al Alvarez touched down in Las Vegas one hot day in 1981, a dedicated amateur poker player but a stranger to the town and its crazy ways. For three mesmerizing weeks he witnessed some of the monster high-stakes games that could only have happened in Vegas and talked to the extraordinary characters who dominated them - road gamblers and local professionals who won and lost fortunes on a regular basis. Set over the course of one tournament, The Biggest Game in Town is both a chronicle of the World Series of Poker and a portrait of the hustlers, madmen, and geniuses who ruled the high-stakes game in America. It is a brilliant insight into poker's appeal as a hobby, an addiction, and a way of life, and into the skewed psychology of master players and fearless gamblers

Category   Subject
Games   Card Games
Games   Gambling

ISBN 13:9780312428426
ISBN 10:0312428421
Size:8.48" l x 5.47" w x 0.54" h
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