Download PDF by Jonathan Grotenstein, Storms Reback: All In: The (Almost) Entirely True Story of the World Series

By Jonathan Grotenstein, Storms Reback

ISBN-10: 1466832843

ISBN-13: 9781466832848

All In is the tale of the best event within the world—the international sequence of Poker. it all started in 1970 as an insignificant amassing of Texas street gamblers who rendezvoused at Binion's Horseshoe in downtown Las Vegas every one spring. this day it has turn into a cultural phenomenon, attracting exhaustive nationwide tv insurance, legions of lovers, and hundreds of thousands of gamers, from mythical execs to amateurs with little adventure outdoor in their domestic video games. And with sturdy cause. The prize cash for the 2005 match used to be greater than the handbags of the Masters, the Kentucky Derby, and Wimbledon combined.

specialist poker avid gamers themselves, authors Jonathan Grotenstein and Storms Reback mix interviews, firsthand debts, and wide archival examine right into a entire and hugely interesting examine this exceptionally specific event, recounting its background throughout the breathtaking and occasionally brutal fingers performed on the Horseshoe's tables. They introduce colourful and possible fearless characters who, over the tournament's thirty-five-year heritage, were lured by way of large paydays—and the opportunity to play opposed to the easiest on the earth, together with the legends:

· Veteran street gamblers like Doyle Brunson and Amarillo narrow, whose good fortune on the tables helped push poker into the nationwide spotlight

· The poker savant Stuey "The Kid" Ungar, who may eclipse his not going debut on the international sequence with a good extra inconceivable comeback

· etc like "Poker Brat" Phil Hellmuth, who proved that you just didn't must be previous or from Texas to grasp the sport, and Chris Moneymaker, the guy with the most unlikely identify who parlayed $40 into $2.5 million

All In is a no-limit examine the outstanding transformation of poker from a vice hidden in shady again rooms into the most popular online game in the world. the place many of the global Series's easy charms were misplaced, they've been changed via a classy human drama, large in scope, the place good fortune and talent forge an exhilarating and unpredictable intersection. easily placed, there's not anything else love it within the world.

"If my outdated good friend Benny Binion have been nonetheless with us, he'd rainy his britches considering that his little exposure stunt in 1970 among a couple of Texans turned a event with over $25 million in prize cash. If you've ever performed a hand of Texas Hold'em, you won't are looking to pass over this book."

—Amarillo slender Preston, 1972 global sequence of Poker champion and writer of Amarillo slender in an international jam-packed with fats People

"Reading this booklet is like having Johnny Moss, Doyle Brunson, Amarillo narrow, and each unmarried one of many global sequence of Poker champions over to the home for dinner, a lager, tall stories, and a very good online game of No restrict Texas Hold'em."

— Phil Gordon, coauthor of Poker: the true Deal and cohost of Celebrity Poker Showdown

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