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Big deal : a year as a professional poker player

Author: Anthony Holden
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Simon & Schuster trade paperback edView all editions and formats
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"In 1988, best selling biographer Anthony Holden spent one year living the life of a professional poker player. His mesmerizing account of that year went on to become a classic of the genre, an inspiration to innumerable poker players and poker memoirists who followed. Big deal is his story of days and nights in Las Vegas, Malta and Morocco, mingling with the greats, sharpening his game, perfecting his repartee, and  Read more...
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Named Person: Anthony Holden; Anthony Holden
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Holden
ISBN: 9780743294812 0743294815
OCLC Number: 85692821
Notes: Originally published: Great Britain : Bantam Press, 1990.
Description: xxi, 373 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Living right --
The big one --
Shut up and deal --
Read 'em and weep --
On tilt --
The Hall of Fame --
Enter the shrink --
Amarillo Slim's Super Bowl --
An ear full of cider --
Run out of town --
Cruising for a bruising --
The end of the road --
Appendix 1. The ranking of hands --
Appendix 2. Select bibliography --
Appendix 3. Glossary of poker terms.
Responsibility: Anthony Holden.
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"In 1988, best selling biographer Anthony Holden spent one year living the life of a professional poker player. His mesmerizing account of that year went on to become a classic of the genre, an inspiration to innumerable poker players and poker memoirists who followed. Big deal is his story of days and nights in Las Vegas, Malta and Morocco, mingling with the greats, sharpening his game, perfecting his repartee, and learning a great deal about himself in the process. Poker Holden would insist, is a paradigm of life at its most intense, a gladiatorial contest that brings out the best as well as the worst in people. The heroes and eccentrics of the poker world stalk the pages of this remarkable book, along with all the hair raising, nail biting excitement of the game itself."--Back cover.

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