Journalist and poker fanatic Andy Bellin takes readers on a raucous journey into the shut-up-and-deal world of professional poker. From basement games to the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, you'll look over his shoulder as he learns to count cards, read a legendary player's body language, hang in there when the chips are down, and take his beatings like a man. Even if you don't know the difference between a flop and a river card, Bellin keeps you in the game with his portraits of the colorful players, dreamers, hustlers, and eccentrics who populate this strange subculture. Along with learning what goes on behind the scenes in illegal poker clubs, you'll get great advice on how to play Texas Hold'em, today's game of choice for big-money players.
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Poker Nation concludes with the author quickly running through all the stages of his 30-odd years of life...At that point, the purpose of his careening info-dumping finally comes into clear focus. For those who can read between the lines, Poker Nation works as a cautionary tale.Read Full Review of Poker Nation | See more reviews from AV Club
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