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Author: Graham Sharpe
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Anova Books, 2007.
Series: Strangest.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : New edView all editions and formats
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Romping through crooked games, dodgy players, exotic venues and incredible hands, 'Poker's Strangest Hands' celebrates the strange history of Poker's most celebrated tournament, its World Championship event and the characters who have graced it with their presence, compiles some of the strangest things said about the game and fully records the details of the strangest Poker Year yet, 2006. The Poker world is divided  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sharpe, Graham.
Poker's Strangest Hands.
New York : Pavilion Books, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Sharpe
ISBN: 1910232319 9781910232316
OCLC Number: 946634866
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Title; Contents; About the Author; Introduction; Poker's First Historian, USA, 1808; The First Cheat Makes a Green Spectacle of Himself, Louisville, 1829; Knife One, Bowie, Louisville, 1832; Mark My Words, Missouri, 1835; Feat of Clay, Nashville, c. 1846; They Played for How Long?, Austin, Texas, 1853; Honesty Far from the Best Policy, Mississippi, 1858; Double Dealer, Denver, 1860; Unfrohocked, Texas, 1870; Queen High? Somerset, 1871; Bank On That, San Francisco, c. 1872; Poker's Greatest Tragedy, New Mexico, 1873; Sharp Practice, New York, 1874; Poker Blossoms, 1875-1900. Custer's Last Hand, Little Big Horn, 1876What's Up Doc?, Fort Griffin, 1876; Dead Man's Hand, Deadwood Gulch, 1876; King Carney's Comeuppance, Dodge City, 1877; Poker Mercenary, Virginia, 1878; Between God and the Devil, Denver, 1878; 150,000 Weed Killer, Somewhere in America, 1881; A Cheat --
But a Diamond Geezer, Mississippi, 1887; Presidential Treasure, White House, 1888; 'Raise You New Mexico', Santa Fe, 1889; Advice From Another Century, USA, 1890; Poker Tom in a Stew, California, 1891; Prospering Cheats, New York, 1894; The Lollapalooza Hand, Montana, 1896. Tale of a Corny Kind, Mississippi, 1896Nome, Sweet Nome, Nome, 1897; Poker Manners According to Madge, London, 1897; Poker's Most Valuable Antique, Manhattan, Turn of the 20th Century; Down to the Bare Bones, Monty's Place, Indiana, c. 1905; That Must Have Been Murder, New York, 1906; Poker Pros Fooled, Arizona, 1907; Well-trained Cheats, Nebraska, 1910; And You Thought It was Just a Game of Cards, Canton, Ohio, 1912; Three Steps to Poker Heaven, London, 1920; How Moss's Mrs was Left Holding the Baby, Texas, 1925; The Riddle of Bluffing, Columbia, USA, 1925. University Poker Race, Harvard, 1926Don't Call Me Card-face, Louisiana, c. 1927; Who Shot A.R.?, New York, 1928; Von Neumann's Big Idea, Berlin, 1928; Thanatopsis Pleasure and Inside Straight Club, New York, 1929; Alice Springs into Poker Legend, South Dakota, 1930; Poker Behind Bars, Carson City, 1932; Rats the Way to Do It, Idaho 1933; Champ's Knockout Hand, Miami Beach, 1935; From C5 to Ace High, Surrey, 1940; Chinese Takeaway, China, 1940; Going to War on Poker Cheats, US Army, 1942; Doing the Dwight Thing, World War II, 1943; Hiroshima --
and Presidential Poker, the Atlantic, 1945. Pissing Away a Quarter of a Million, Las Vegas, 1947Flamingo Players Didn't Have a Leg to Stand On, Flamingo Casino, 1947; How Moss Nicked the Longest Game, Las Vegas, 1949; Solo Poker, Texas, c. 1951; Pokergate?, En Route to the White House, 1952; Hughes Cleans Up, Las Vegas, c. 1953; Do Not Adjust Your Sex, Los Angeles, 1954; Putting On the Ritz, London, 1954; How 'James Bond' Learned an Expensive Poker Lesson, Berkshire, 1957; Poker Comes Out, England, 1960; Famous Five, Texas, c. 1960; The Guy They Love to Hate, Wisconsin, 1964; No Kidding, Steve, You're a Loser, Silver Screen, 1965.
Series Title: Strangest.

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Romping through crooked games, dodgy players, exotic venues and incredible hands, 'Poker's Strangest Hands' celebrates the strange history of Poker's most celebrated tournament, its World Championship event and the characters who have graced it with their presence, compiles some of the strangest things said about the game and fully records the details of the strangest Poker Year yet, 2006. The Poker world is divided between those who believe the game to be the most skilled contest ever devised, and those who believe that success in the game relies on pure luck. Sharpe's thorough excavations t.

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