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Poker: Bets, Bluffs and Bad Beats
A. Alvarez (au); Kelly Duane (ed)
With its combined elements of skill, chance, & courage, poker was destined to become the game of choice in casinos & back rooms everywhere. Alvarez narrates the history of the pastime that millions of people enjoy, relating its most amazing stories, unforgettable players, & incredible hands. From the first great marathon that lasted for five months straight, to the recent World Series of Poker, he captures a subculture rich with legend. A witty text & lavish array of poker-inspired art, advertisements, movie stills, photos, & decorated playing cards, chips, & markers illustrate the colorful evolution of the game thatís taught generations how to outsmart their opponents, bluff their way to riches, & never give a sucker an even break. Color & b&w illus.
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