Aces and Kings: Inside Stories and Million-Dollar Strategies from Poker's Greatest Players

Aces and Kings: Inside Stories and Million-Dollar Strategies from Poker's Greatest Players

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Aces and Kings: Inside Stories and Million-Dollar Strategies from Poker's Greatest Players by Michael Kaplan, Brad Reagan

As the poker phenomenon continues to sweep the nation, writers Michael Kaplan and Brad Reagan bring us Aces and Kings: Inside Stories and Million-Dollar Strategies from Poker's Greatest Players. Through fascinating and intimate profiles, Aces and Kings reveals the ground-breaking strategies and outrageous lifestyles of the game's most influential players, including Puggy Pearson, Stu Ungar, Phil Hellmuth, and Chris "Jesus" Ferguson.

In Aces and Kings, you'll follow the evolution of modern poker from shady back rooms to the world of high-tech mainstream, entertainment. You'll read the amazing tales of legends like Puggy Pearson and Amarillo Slim, street-smart hustlers who stormed the poker rooms of Las Vegas in the 1960s. You'll read about Vegas's glam era, in the '70s and '80s, and about today's new generation of champs - guys like Chris Moneymaker and Phil Ivey, computer-savvy card wizards with endorsement deals and celebrity friends. Along the way, you'll see the game itself transform. Today, Internet casinos draw as many players as real casinos, and five TV networks broadcast poker tournaments.

From the 2004 World Series of Poker to New York's underground clubs and Europe's toniest gambling halls, the authors gained unprecedented access to poker's top practitioners. The result is a window into how the superstars think, strategize, and compete at the world's highest-stakes tables. Poker is a game of subtle deceptions and minute adjustments, and the lessons that can be learned from studying the masters in action are invaluable for readers of all levels -from beginners to grizzled rounders.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781932958003
Publisher: Wenner Books
Publication date: 05/04/2005
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Michael Kaplan is a writer in Brooklyn. He has written extensively about gambling for Details, Sports Illustrated and Smart Money. He also writes a gambling column for Cigar Aficionado.

Brad Reagan, also based in Brooklyn, has written about poker for the Wall Street Journal, Maxim, Las Vegas Life and Men's Journal.

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