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Ghosts at the table : riverboat gamblers, Texas rounders, Internet gamers, and the living legends who made poker what it is today

Author: Des Wilson
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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Explains the history of poker from the nineteenth century to the modern world of professional poker players, tournaments, and online gaming.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Des Wilson
ISBN: 9780306816284 0306816288
OCLC Number: 176894547
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: Edinburgh : Mainstream Pub. Co., 2007.
Description: x, 342 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface: The four ages of poker vii --
The age of poker 1 Fact or fiction on the frontier? ... an investigation into the mythology of poker's past --
The age of poker 2 Fadin' the white line: ... the life and times of the Texan Road Gamblers --
The age of poker 3 Las Vegas --
The age of poker 4 The twenty-first-century phenomenon --
The World Series of Poker $10,000 buy-in main event 2007 321 --
Stop Press 322 --
My thanks to ... 323 --
Photography 324 --
A simple guide to Texas hold'em 326.
Responsibility: Des Wilson.

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Explains the history of poker from the nineteenth century to the modern world of professional poker players, tournaments, and online gaming.

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