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Anthony Holden - Big Deal: One Year as a Professional Poker Player - 9780349115191 - V9780349115191
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Big Deal: One Year as a Professional Poker Player

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Description for Big Deal: One Year as a Professional Poker Player Paperback. * 'Vivid, engrossing, superb..the best description of world-class poker we've been given' - Salman Rushdie Num Pages: 384 pages. BIC Classification: BT; WDMC2; WDP. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 195 x 128 x 25. Weight in Grams: 254.

BIG DEAL is the mesmerising story of a year spent by bestselling biographer Anthony Holden in the tough world of the professional poker player. He spent days and nights in the poker paradise of Las Vegas, in Malta and Morocco, even shipboard, mingling with the legendary greats, sharpening his game, perfecting his repartee, and learning a great deal about himself in the process.

Poker, Holden would insist, is not gambling. Like chess it is a paradigm of life at its most intense, a gladiatorial contest that brings out the best as well as the worst in people. ... Read more

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Product Details

Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2002
Condition
New
Weight
254g
Number of Pages
384
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780349115191
SKU
V9780349115191
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 4 to 8 working days
Ref
99-1

About Anthony Holden
Anthony Holden is an award-winning journalist who has published more than thirty books, including biographies of Laurence Olivier, Tchaikovsky and Shakespeare. He has published translations of opera, ancient Greek plays and poetry. With his son Ben, he has edited Poems That Make Grown Men Cry and Poems That Make Grown Women Cry.

Reviews for Big Deal: One Year as a Professional Poker Player
A very good book and an important addition to the literature of gambling
David Mamet
A remarkable odyssey - part Damon Runyon, part Dostoevsky
VANITY FAIR
The best book about poker I've ever read
Walter Matthau
BIG DEAL is the classic book on big stakes poker. Praised from high and low, all players love ... Read more

Goodreads reviews for Big Deal: One Year as a Professional Poker Player


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