Ship It Holla Ballas! by Jonathan Grotenstein
How a Bunch of 19-Year-Old College Dropouts Used the Internet to Become Poker's Loudest, Craziest, and Richest Crew

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Who were the Ship It Holla Ballas? 

Arguably the most successful poker crew of all time, they took advantage of the online poker boom to win tens of millions of dollars before most of them were old enough to set foot inside a casino. Then they did what any red-blooded teenagers with mountains of cash and no responsibilities would do: They partied like rock stars, transforming themselves from Internet nerds with zero life skills into legends, at least in their own minds.

In Ship It Holla Ballas!, Jonathan Grotenstein and Storms Reback trace the rise and fall of Internet poker through the eyes of its most unlikely stars: A group of teenage college dropouts, united by social media, who bluffed their way to the top of the game.


 

About Jonathan Grotenstein

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JONATHAN GROTENSTEIN is a former professional poker player and the author or co-author of eight books. His first book, Poker: The Real Deal (with Phil Gordon), remains one of the bestselling poker books of all-time. STORMS REBACK is a former professional poker player and the co-author of two books, including All In: The (Almost) Entirely True Story of the World Series of Poker (with Jonathan Grotenstein).
 
Published January 15, 2013 by St. Martin's Press. 336 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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Through online chat rooms at popular poker strategy-sharing sites, Orange County–born medical student “Irieguy” met “Raptor,” a college baseball star turned card shark, who then connected with Canadian 20-something “Apathy” and 19-year-old video game aficionado “Good2cu.” Each of them eventually ...

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The popularity of poker, and online forums to talk about it, led to “the most successful poker crew of all time,” write Grotenstein and Reback (All In: The (Almost) Entirely True History of the World Series of Poker).

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Ship It Holla Ballas!: How a Bunch of 19-Year-Old College Dropouts Used the Internet to Become Poker’s Loudest, Craziest, and Rich Crew is an account of the rise of the original college dropouts turned online poker pros, and how they went from obscurity to become some of the biggest names in the ...

Feb 28 2013 | Read Full Review of Ship It Holla Ballas!: How a ...

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Ship It Holla Ballas!: How a Bunch of 19-Year-Old College Dropouts Used the Internet to Become Poker’s Loudest, Craziest, and Rich Crew is an account of the rise of the original college dropouts turned online poker pros, and how they went from obscurity to become some of the biggest names in the ...

Feb 28 2013 | Read Full Review of Ship It Holla Ballas!: How a ...

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