Poker Nation: A High-Stakes, Low-Life Adventure into the Heart of a Gambling Country by Andy Bellin

Poker Nation: A High-Stakes, Low-Life Adventure into the Heart of a Gambling Country

byAndy Bellin

Kobo ebook | October 13, 2009

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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.

Title:Poker Nation: A High-Stakes, Low-Life Adventure into the Heart of a Gambling CountryFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 13, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061842427

ISBN - 13:9780061842429

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ungar Would be Proud Yes, if the late, great Stu Ungar were still alive he could appreciate Bellin's book. He may have even learned something from it. Perhaps Stu would still be playing poker, the game he loved, if he had read this book that deals with the highs and lows of playing professional poker. If you’re looking for a book that will allow you to scoop more pots, look elsewhere. Poker Nation dives deep into the dark, dingy, and the literally stained world of illegal poker clubs. I’ve read numerous poker books, both instructional and “inspirational”, but Bellin’s was by far the best. Even if you’re not a player, you’ll appreciate the author’s rise and fall and his potential to rise again. Poker Nation does provide the do’s and don’ts of playing games like Texas Hold’em and Stud, but don’t let that fool you. This book is more about the author’s survival in a game where bankrolls swing more often than a casino’s front doors.
Date published: 2003-03-17