If I had time and money, I'd be a gambling addict. The difference in your approach either adds to or takes away from your bottom line when considered over the very long term. The real lesson is that deep pockets matter, especially when combined with a reasonable amount of skill which Beal worked hard at developing in between his battles with The Corporation and fearless aggression. There is another round of betting, again at the lower of the two amounts. I was reminded of this last night at a table with two players who appeared very well bankrolled and played with a hyper-aggressive, borderline maniac, fearless style.
Challenging some of the best players in the world, including Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan, Howard Lederer, and Jennifer Harman, the result was a series of seven unforgettable poker games, including the final showdown-a single game with a jackpot of more than 20 million dollars. About this Item: Grand Central Publishing. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. Loved loved loved this book. Poker exploded into the national consciousness a few years ago, and as its popularity has grown, stories that in prior years might have gone unpublished have made themselves known. The book focuses on a group of Poker pros who teamed up to play a series of super high stakes poker against a billionaire banker.
About this Item: Grand Central Publishing. A worthy read for anyone interested in marketing. Life as a gambler is a such a weird and lonely existence. I've played hundreds of games on a poker simulator. The Professor, The Banker, And The Suicide King gives readers a view into an exclusive world--one that very few have had the opportunity to witness. Millionaire businessman and banker, Andy Beal sinks his teeth into his new obsession, poker.
About this Item: Grand Central Publishing. The spine may show signs of wear. I expected the story of the richest game ever played simultaneously to be one of the most exciting games ever described. About this Item: Grand Central Publishing. Obviously I like winning, but not in a thrilling, roller-coaster sort of way that I understand to be the experience of the gambler. He worked incredibly hard over the course of about four years to try and get an edge.
Grand Central Publishing, June 2006. Any successful professional player is able to separate their decisions from the money, so to get that to happen is crazy. For anyone who is a fan of poker and enjoys playing or watching it, this is an entertaining read. It was oddly reassuring to read of their humanity. About this Item: Grand Central Publishing. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. I was also surprised that Beal was apparently unique in trying to add, via his random number generation, some elements of game theory.
At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Just the logistics of such a collaboration were fascinating to read about and you do get a great behind-the-scenes look at the world of high-stakes poker. It also looked at the professionals who banded together to play against the billionaire. Frye is the editor and chief reviewer of Technology and Society Book Reviews. While most of the commentary is strictly factual and the play-by-play is a bit dry at times the book is very engaging overall if you love poker. A self-made billionaire, he challenged some of poker's greatest players to a series of heads-up matches. Knowing nothing about poker, I was surprised by the characterization that the professionals never bothered to truly learn the probabilities associated with certain hands.
Craig captures that thrill in The Professor, the Banker, and the Suicide King. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Needless to say I couldn't put it down. Some interesting anecdotes are repeated without much more context except the passage of time. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition.
For the first time ever, here is the detailed, true account of the Big Game that has already achieved legendary status in poker lore. Additionally, it is estimated that more than 90,000 Americans play poker on the Internet daily, with as much as 55 million dollars being wagered on any given day. Pages clean, binding intact, cover has light wear. Beal devised ways to make him nearly unreadable to the professionals, including inventing devices that were almost maniacal in their creation. Over the years I have tried to read anything I can find on Andy Beal and how he has run his bank. The focus of this book is the big games vs. Craig explains that the biggest motivation for writing the book was the fact that he really wanted to do it.