The Hand I Played: A Poker Memoir

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"David Spanier's writing on gambling has always combined the keen delight of an enthusiast with the clear-eyed scrutiny of the journalist. In this collection of entertaining and enlightening essays, Spanier examines his favorite game of all - poker. From a candid account of his introduction to gambling as a schoolboy at one of England's most prestigious boarding schools, to a fascinating examination of gambling in cyberspace via internet poker groups, Spanier leads us on an engaging tour of the colorful and exciting world of poker." "Replete with ...
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Overview

"David Spanier's writing on gambling has always combined the keen delight of an enthusiast with the clear-eyed scrutiny of the journalist. In this collection of entertaining and enlightening essays, Spanier examines his favorite game of all - poker. From a candid account of his introduction to gambling as a schoolboy at one of England's most prestigious boarding schools, to a fascinating examination of gambling in cyberspace via internet poker groups, Spanier leads us on an engaging tour of the colorful and exciting world of poker." "Replete with frank and often amusing personal anecdotes, Spanier's accounts range from his Tuesday night poker club; life aboard an ocean liner on a poker cruise; practical advice on tournament play and a profile of its leading exponent; to the thrilling annual World Championship of Poker in Las Vegas, where Spanier competes with several hundred of the world's best players for four grueling days of the most intense play anywhere."--BOOK JACKET.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874174908
  • Publisher: University of Nevada Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2001
  • Series: Gambling Studies Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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