"Probably the best book on poker ever written." The Evening Standard (London)
Author of Positively Fifth Street James McManusA classic . . . There is no better book on America's national pastime.
The Evening Standard (UK)Probably the best book on poker ever written.
San Francisco ChronicleA magnificent book. Beyond the straights and fullhouses, Alvarez has written a book about people who are extremely good at what they do, and about America.
New York magazine[Alvarez] endows the game with all the desperate fun and wry futility of life itself.
The Philadelphia InquirerConveys an understanding of gamblers and their milieu that can appeal to someone who has never seen a casino or doesn't care to.
The Washington PostThoroughly entertaining . . . both perceptive and literate.
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