Journalist and poker fanatic Bellin takes readers on a journey into the shut-up-and-deal world of professional poker. From basement games to the World Series of poker, you’ll look over his shoulder as he learns to count cards, read 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 portrait of the colorful players, dreamers, hustlers, and eccentrics who populate this strange subculture. 258 pages, paperbound, 2002.
Table of Contents
- It's My Deal
- Theoretical Poker
- Probability, Statistics, and Religion
- Benny Binion and the World Series of Poker
- I Think That Guy is Full of @*!#
- Want To Bet on It?
- Taking It Like a Man
- Big-Time Pros
- Small-Time Pros
- What Card Did You Fold at the Beginning of the Game?
- Sex, Lies, and a Deck of Cards
- The House of Cards
- I call