Take Me to the River: A Wayward and Perilous Journey to the World Series of Poker

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Meet Peter Alson: He's a compulsive gambler who likes to play for big stakes. He just turned fifty; recently proposed to long-time girlfriend Alice and his writing career is finally out of the toilet. Now he wants to settle down, and God knows, it's time, just as soon as he gets back from Vegas. Take Me to the Riveris a first person account of one compulsive gambler's quest to play in the World Series of Poker - just because he can. With over 5,000 players to beat from June 2nd to July 13th, Alson had his work cut out for him...
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ISBN-13: 9780743288378
ISBN-10: 0743288378
Pagini: 304
Ilustrații: 8 b&w illus.
Dimensiuni: 140 x 214 x 20 mm
Greutate: 0.28 kg
Ediția: Reprint
Editura: ATRIA
Colecția Atria Books
Locul publicării: New York, United States


"A bloody good read." - Poker Life
"[Alson's] transparent prose is ferociously honest and deceptively simple." -- Matthew Klam, author of Sam the Cat and Other Stories
"A compelling look inside the often tortured lives of professional gamblers." -- Mason Levinson, Bloomberg News
"Literary, smartly written." -- The Poker Gazette
"Alson is at his best in recounting pivotal hands from his tournament experiences. He expertly builds suspense while explaining how he observes his opponents for clues and calculates his chances of winning a hand." -- St. Petersburg Times
"Without question, one of the finest poker books ever written." -- James McManus, bestselling author of Positively Fifth Street