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The Biggest Game in Town (edition 2009)
by Al Alvarez
The Biggest Game in Town by A. Alvarez
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0811834344, Paperback)Called "the best book ever written on poker" by players and critics alike, The Biggest Game in Town is a sought-after classic thats finally available in print again. Acclaimed author A. Alvarez delves into the seedy, obsessive world of high-stakes Vegas poker, where "the next best thing to playing and winning is playing and losing." Uncovering an exotic underground rich in ambiance and eccentricity, The Biggest Game in Town is "a magnificent book " (San Francisco Chronicle), a real one of a kind.
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A description of the ruthless world of poker professionals as they meet for the world knockout championship in Las Vegas. It offers an analysis of the psychology of gamblers and a record of their behaviour and speech. The author is a poker-playing poet and novelist. Originally published: Boston, Mass: Houghton Mifflin; London: Deutsch, 1983.
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