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Journalist and poker fanatic Andy Bellin takes readers on a raucous journey into the shut-up-and-deal world of professional poker. From basement games to the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, you'll look over his shoulder as he learns to count cards, read a legendary player's body language, hang in there when the chips are down, and take his beatings like a man. Even if you don't know the difference between a flop and a river card, Bellin keeps you in the game with his portraits of the colorful players, dreamers, hustlers, and eccentrics who populate this strange subculture. Along with learning what goes on behind the scenes in illegal poker clubs, you'll get great advice on how to play Texas Hold'em, today's game of choice for big-money players.
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On his way to a master's degree in astrophysics, Andy Bellin made the fatal mistake of falling in love with poker. Leaving graduate school at age twenty-two, he has played semipro poker for ten years. His writing has appeared in such publications as Esquire, Details and Maxim, and he is an editor at the Paris Review. Bellin lives in New York City, where there are no fewer than four underground poker clubs within a mile of his apartment. You can find him at one on almost any given night.
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Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR006147031
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. On his way to a master's degree in astrophysics, Andy Bellin made the mistake of falling in love with poker. He has resurfaced from a life spent in high-rolling casinos and low-rent dives to tell his tale. He is a pretty good poker player. Over the ten years he has been playing semi-pro, millions of dollars have passed through his hands. He's the kind of guy who can walk away from the table $5000 dollars up, or who could drop $9000 on a single hand. His story is of a journey through the ups and downs of being a gambler where he catalogues the odd rites, the peculiar language and the traditions of the game. He describes the art of the bluff and the giveaway signs of body language and introduces us to the hustlers, dreamers, eccentrics and hucksters who comprise the poker nation. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR002053980
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Used; Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. Please expect some creasing to the spine and/or minor damage to the cover. Aged book. Tanned pages and age spots, however, this will not interfere with reading. Seller Inventory # CHL5105903
Book Description Condition: As New. 2002. Paperback. Fine copy. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # KSS0001147
Book Description Condition: As New. 2002. Paperback. Fine copy. . . . . Seller Inventory # KSS0001147