A Year on the New Poker Circuit
By (author) Anthony Holden
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Bigger Deal by Anthony Holden
Book DescriptionFifteen years on from Anthony Holden's undisputed classic BIG DEAL, the poker world has changed beyond recognition. When Holden played in the 1988 World Series of Poker there were 167 entrants competing for a prize of $270,000. At the 2006 WSOP, where this book climaxes, there were 8773 players and a first prize of some $12 million - the richest in any sport. What happened in the years between BIG DEAL and BIGGER DEAL is simple: thanks to the Internet and television there has been a worldwide explosion in the popularity of poker. The game even has a new respectable image, much to the disgust of die-hard players. Gone are the seedy, smoky rooms of the Horseshoe, and celebrities now crowd the tables at huge Las Vegas tournaments: Martin Sheen, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are all dedicated players. In the UK, LATE NIGHT POKER draws some 2 million viewers (Holden was banned from the last series for doing too well). In BIGGER DEAL, Holden is your guide - and the only guide you'll need - to the world of new poker as he prepares to enter the WSOP once again. Will he win the title? Place your bets ...
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780349119038
(197mm x 125mm x 22mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 7-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Masterly biography of Leigh Hunt - publisher, poet, critic and Republican, and the mentor of Keats and Shelley
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"Based on a really funny idea by Harrison Blanz, Age 9."
Poems That Make Grown Men Cry, Paperback (May 2015)» View all books by Anthony Holden
The bestselling collection of poetry so powerful that 100 great men have been moved to tears
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Author Biography - Anthony Holden
Anthony Holden is an award-winning journalist who has published more than thirty books, including biographies of Laurence Olivier, Tchaikovsky and Shakespeare. He has published translations of opera, ancient Greek plays and poetry. With his son Ben, he has edited Poems That Make Grown Men Cry and Poems That Make Grown Women Cry.
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