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World Poker Tour Tm Shuffle Up And Deal

Author : Mike Sexton
ISBN : 9780060762513
Genre : Games
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A poker primer from the hosts and stars of the World Poker Tour, offering basic strategy, trivia, and an inside look at this runaway hit. The World Poker Tour has revolutionized the game of poker by putting cameras under the table and raising awareness and enthusiasm to an international level. The World Poker Tour: Shuffle Up and Deal is aimed at the millions of passionate fans of the WPT, whether they're ambitious up–and–comers on the poker circuit, or casual players hoping to take the pot at their next Wednesday night game. Shuffle Up and Deal will be a solid poker primer, covering set–up, play, and basic poker strategy, along with many of the interactive elements of the WPT TV show: poker trivia, definitions of poker terms using examples from the show, profiles of WPT star players, insights into the world of professional poker, and an inside look at the show.
Category: Games

World Series Of Murder

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Genre : Fiction
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Ever wonder about the origins of Vic Mirplo, Radar Hoverlander's outrageously flaky sidekick in The California Roll and Albuquerque Turkey? Wonder no more! Join Vic as he teams up with poker goddess Megan Moore and Las Vegas' number one obsessive collector Jim Rafferty to unravel a secret conspiracy to control the wealth of Sin City -- no matter how high the body count goes! Poker, murder, Mirplovian's all there for the asking in World Series of Murder! Also included, the bonus novella Surf Las Vegas, in which Meg and Jim take on Vegas hard guy Jack "the Hack" Aldrete.
Category: Fiction

Access All Areas

Author : Scott Ian
ISBN : 9780306825248
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Entertaining, crazy, and hilarious stories from Scott Ian of Anthrax Scott Ian, famous for cofounding legendary thrash metal band Anthrax and only slightly less so for his iconic beard, has done and seen a lot in his decades of touring. Those of you who have read Scott's memoir I'm the Man may know the history of the band, but Access All Areas divulges all the zany, bizarre, funny, and captivating tales of what went on when the band wasn't busy crafting chart-topping albums. In his more than thirty years immersed in the hard rock scene, Scott has witnessed haunting acts of depravity backstage, punched a legendary musician, been a bouncer at an exclusive night club, guest-starred with Anthrax on Married with Children, invaded a fellow rock star's home, played poker professionally, gone on a non-date with a certain material girl, appeared on The Walking Dead, and much more. Access All Areas allows its readers to do just that. With humor, candor, hindsight, and writing chops that would make Stephen King jealous (nope, not even on Bizarro world), Scott Ian takes his fans along for the ride at all the parties, hot spots, and behind-the-scenes shenanigans they will never hear about from anyone else. And none of it would have happened without a bit of divine inspiration from KISS. (No, seriously. Read chapter two.) Best of all, Scott seemingly lacks the ability to be embarrassed, making Access All Areas howlingly funny, self-deprecating, and every bit as brash and brazen as one would expect from one of the original architects of speed metal.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Life On Tilt

Author : John Blowers
ISBN : 9781434376022
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From a galaxy five billion light years away, come's an ancient and powerful life-form. Pulled through a black hole, is one of that galaxies most powerful star ships, the peace keeper ship called The Bata Star. The Captain's of these ships are called Guardian. These Guardians are enhanced beings with the wisdom and the power to stop interstellar wars and keep the peace. Finding themselves in an uncharted galaxy, with no way to return home, they learn that they are dying from the effect of the Black Hole. With little or no options, they search for a life-form like themselves, and to offer the great ship to those who would swear to obey the laws of Guardian and to use the great ship for the purposes it was made for. To keep the peace and help those in need. As they searched through this unfamiliar galaxy, they find the planet Earth, where billions of life-forms known as humans, live in turmoil and distrust. The laws of Guardian would not let the Captain of this Guardian ship give such power to a life-form so hostel. So a plan was formed, to offer a new life to those humans dying of an illness that Earth doctors can't cure. Then take them to a new world, were they can live in peace. After the Bream Guardian and his crew died, the new Guardian and his crew took the great ship and thirty five thousand humans, to a new world called Aldera. Before they could celebrate their new life, they met a life-form who preferred conflict over peace. As in the past, peace is something humans had to fight for. A battle for their very existence was unavoidable. This story is full of profiles, clairvoyance powers, telekinetic ability, hand to hand combat, romance, fold-drives, huge battles in space and entire planets exploding. This is the first of an eight book series, where mankind leaves Earth and travels throughout the galaxy, hoping to finally find peace.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Portable Childhoods

Author : Ellen Klages
ISBN : 9781616960988
Genre : Fiction
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“Brilliant stories.” —Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother “There are so many smart, sweet, funny, troubling treats here about so many things—childhood, chefs, God, barber shops, the atomic bomb—that it’s nearly impossible to pick a favorite. Just read them all! They’re great!“ —Connie Willis, author of To Say Nothing of the Dog This long-awaited first short fiction collection from Scott O'Dell award-winning author Ellen Klages (The Green Glass Sea), offers a tantalizing glimpse of what lies hidden just beyond the ordinary. Described by reviewers as timeless, delightful, chilling, and beautiful, this is short fiction at its best, emerging from a distinctive, powerful voice. Includes the Nebula Award–winning novelette “Basement Magic” as well as the story that became The Green Glass Sea.
Category: Fiction

Lessons From The Felt Advanced Strategies And Tactics For No Limit Hold Em Tournaments

Author : David Apostolico
ISBN : 9780818407369
Genre : Games & Activities
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Outperform The Competition At Any Level In Lessons from the Pro Poker Tour, David Apostolico explored the tournament strategies that have taken professionals like Doyle Brunson, T.J. Cloutier, and Billy Baxter to the very top. Now he shows you how to apply those advanced techniques and tactics to all kinds of no-limit hold'em tournaments--multi-table, single table, online, satellites, sit and go--so that you can win at every level in every arena, from freerolls to big money events. Think Like A Pro Apostolico provides in-depth analysis of hands he's encountered in real-life games, plus key sample hands that cover crucial poker concepts. He reveals the thought processes that go into making the smartest decision, no matter what cards you're dealt or what environment you're playing in. In learning to think like a pro, you'll also learn to anticipate your opponents' moves, and you'll acquire strategies that can be used to throw even the most experienced players off their game. Apostolico recounts notable hands he's played with some of the best in the business, including Barry Greenstein and John Phan, and also offers insights gleaned from his many years on the circuit, as well as advice on adapting and evolving your strategy to suit each game. Improve Your Odds Whether you're aiming to dominate your neighborhood game or make your first inroads into the big money tournaments, Lessons from the Felt provides the expertise and analysis you need to improve your skills, your odds, and your enjoyment. David Apostolico is the author of Lessons from the Pro Poker Tour, Tournament Poker and the Art of War, and Machiavellian Poker Strategy. He plays in dozens of poker tournaments each year and has won tournaments in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and online.
Category: Games & Activities

Truly Random Automated Poker Playing

Author : Richard J. Edwards
ISBN : 9781434383945
Genre : Games
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In this incisive book, Chaitanya Davé fearlessly takes you where few dare to tread .. According to Davé, few Americans realize how the United States operates globally. In its greed, hubris and lust driven march towards the world domination, it has trampled upon, crushed and killed millions of innocent and poor people in this country during the early period and around the globe later; in the process, destroying the aspirations and livelihoods of millions more .. Davé asserts with irrefutable logic and overwhelming evidence that the real purpose of U.S. global agenda is to make the world safer for exploitation by the U.S. corporations. This entails destroying the peoples' popular movements in other countries and replacing them with puppet military dictatorships or compliant governments that do their bidding, opening up their countries for exploitation by the U.S. corporate interests This devastating critique of U.S. foreign policy lays out in vivid details the utter folly of this ignoble policy of constant wars, interventions, treachery, bribery, deceptions and even assassinations in other nations; thus planting the seeds of future disasters for the people of the United States . Only the awakened public in America and the rest of the world can stop this intoxicated superpower from its nefarious path of hegemony and control over other nations.
Category: Games

Cowboys Gamblers And Hustlers

Author : Bryon Wolford
ISBN : 9781580424721
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This inside looks at the early glory days of hold'em, playing in smoky backrooms with legends such as Titanic Thompson and Doyle Brunson. Get a look at vintage Las Vegas when Cowboy's friend, Benny Binion ruled Glitter Gulch and ride along with the road gamblers as they faded the white line from Dallas to Shreveport to Houston in the 1960s in search of games. Read fascinating yarns about life on the rough and tumble, and colorful adventures as a road gambler; feel the fear and frustration of being hijacked, getting arrested for playing poker, and having to outwit card sharps and scam artists. Wolford survived it all to win a gold bracelet at the World Series playing with poker greats Amarillo Slim Preston, Johnny Moss and 1978 World Champion, Bobby Baldwin. Wolford also won 30 rodeo belt buckles. Baldwin says, Cowboy is probably the best gambling story teller in the world.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Noble Hustle

Author : Colson Whitehead
ISBN : 9780385537063
Genre : Humor
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad In 2011, Grantland magazine gave bestselling novelist Colson Whitehead $10,000 to play at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. It was the assignment of a lifetime, except for one hitch—he’d never played in a casino tournament before. With just six weeks to train, our humble narrator took the Greyhound to Atlantic City to learn the ways of high-stakes Texas Hold’em. Poker culture, he discovered, is marked by joy, heartbreak, and grizzled veterans playing against teenage hotshots weaned on Internet gambling. Not to mention the not-to-be overlooked issue of coordinating Port Authority bus schedules with your kid’s drop-off and pickup at school. Finally arriving in Vegas for the multimillion-dollar tournament, Whitehead brilliantly details his progress, both literal and existential, through the event’s antes and turns, through its gritty moments of calculation, hope, and spectacle. Entertaining, ironic, and strangely profound, this epic search for meaning at the World Series of Poker is a sure bet. An NPR Best Book of the Year
Category: Humor

For Richer For Poorer

Author : Victoria Coren
ISBN : 9781847677969
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Two novels by the 18th-century Scottish author that “focus on the foibles and fumbles, the humor and waste of people . . . of political ambition” (The National). Galt’s two great political novels date from around the passing of the Reform Act of 1832. The Member has claims to be the first political novel in the English language and is a tour de force of wit, observation, and a devastating critique of political self-seekings. Its hero is a Scot, newly returned from India, who purchases a seat in a rotten borough. As a study of the corruption of the pre-reform parliament it is unsurpassed. The Radical is a study of narrow-minded, humor-less fanaticism. Galt’s aim is to demonstrate the fragility of the existing order and the closeness of anarchy to the surface of society. This is the first republication of The Radical since its original edition. “Galt has dropped from popular currency even more than Walter Scott, but he is an important novelist and warrants reappraisal and new reading.”—The National
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : Joseph Jaffe
ISBN : 9781118808399
Genre : Business & Economics
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The world has changed. Everyone keeps reminding marketers and advertisers about the never ending and accelerating forces of technology disruption, consumer changes, and innovation evolution in the marketing world today. Sounds exciting except for the fact that we’re doing absolutely nothing about it. Zero. Simply put, under current operating conditions, the advertising industry will not be able to sustain itself and without taking action, is likely to result in severe to catastrophic outcomes- from financial underperformance to job loss to even a collapse of the current media ecosystem. The solution? The Marketing Model can be fixed by slashing your ad budget, and investing in the Z.E.R.O. framework: Zealots Entrepreneurship Retention Owned Assets
Category: Business & Economics

Miami Noir

Author : Les Standiford
ISBN : 9781936070381
Genre : Fiction
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“For such a sun-stoked place, Miami sure is shady . . . this batch of dirty deep South Florida fiction might just send you packing . . . your own heat.” —SunPost Don’t let the fabulous weather, the beach bodies, and the high-end boutiques fool you. There is a darkness to Miami that can hit just as hard as a hurricane. If by day, the streets are lined with tourists, at night the gangsters, drug dealers, and desperate come out to play. It’s this Miami that has captured the imagination of some of the city’s best writers. Miami Noir includes stories by James W. Hall, Barbara Parker, John Dufresne, Paul Levine, Carolina Garcia-Aguilera, Tom Corcoran, Christine Kling, George Tucker, Kevin Allen, Anthony Dale Gagliano, David Beaty, Vicki Hendricks, John Bond, Preston Allen, Lynne Barrett, and Jeffrey Wehr. “For different reasons these stories cultivate a little something special, a radiance, a humanity, even a grace, In the midst of the noir gloom, and thereby set themselves apart. Variety, familiarity, mood and tone, and the occasional gem of a story make Miami Noir a collection to savor.” —The Miami Herald “Murder is nothing new in Miami—or any other big city, for that matter. But seldom has it been so entertaining as it is in the 16 short stories included in Miami Noir.” —Palm Beach Daily News “This well-chosen short story collection isn’t just a thoughtful compilation of work by some of South Florida’s best and upcoming writers. Each Miami Noir story also is a window on a different part of Miami-Dade and its melting pot of cultures.” —South FloridaSun-Sentinel
Category: Fiction

All In

Author : Jonathan Grotenstein
ISBN : 9781466832848
Genre : Games & Activities
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All In is the story of the greatest tournament in the world—the World Series of Poker. It began in 1970 as a mere gathering of Texas road gamblers who rendezvoused at Binion's Horseshoe in downtown Las Vegas each spring. Today it has become a cultural phenomenon, attracting exhaustive national television coverage, legions of fans, and thousands of players, from legendary professionals to amateurs with little experience outside of their home games. And with good reason. The prize money for the 2005 tournament was more than the purses of the Masters, the Kentucky Derby, and Wimbledon combined. Professional poker players themselves, authors Jonathan Grotenstein and Storms Reback combine interviews, firsthand accounts, and extensive archival research into a comprehensive and highly entertaining look at this incredibly unique experience, recounting its history through the breathtaking and sometimes brutal hands played at the Horseshoe's tables. They introduce colorful and seemingly fearless characters who, over the tournament's thirty-five-year history, have been lured by huge paydays—and the chance to play against the best in the world, including the legends: · Veteran road gamblers like Doyle Brunson and Amarillo Slim, whose success at the tables helped push poker into the national spotlight · The troubled poker savant Stuey "The Kid" Ungar, who would eclipse his unlikely debut at the World Series with an even more improbable comeback · And many others like "Poker Brat" Phil Hellmuth, who proved that you didn't need to be old or from Texas to master the game, and Chris Moneymaker, the man with the impossible name who parlayed $40 into $2.5 million All In is a no-limit look at the phenomenal transformation of poker from a vice hidden in shady back rooms into the hottest game on the planet. Where some of the World Series's simple charms have been lost, they have been replaced by a complicated human drama, huge in scope, where luck and skill forge an exciting and unpredictable intersection. Simply put, there is nothing else like it in the world. "If my old pal Benny Binion were still with us, he'd wet his britches seeing that his little publicity stunt in 1970 between a few Texans became a tournament with over $25 million in prize money. If you've ever played a hand of Texas Hold'em, you won't want to miss this book." —Amarillo Slim Preston, 1972 World Series of Poker champion and author of Amarillo Slim in a World Full of Fat People "Reading this book is like having Johnny Moss, Doyle Brunson, Amarillo Slim, and every single one of the World Series of Poker champions over to the house for dinner, a beer, tall tales, and a fine game of No Limit Texas Hold'em." — Phil Gordon, coauthor of Poker: The Real Deal and cohost of Celebrity Poker Showdown
Category: Games & Activities

All In

Author : Pete Hautman
ISBN : 9781442433366
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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"You know how they say you can't climb out of a hole till you hit bottom?" "Yeah?" "I'm trying to find the bottom." At seventeen, Denn Doyle isn't old enough to gamble legally, but thanks to his talent for reading tells, he's made a fortune -- and along the way, he's upset some of the most notorious Texas holdem players in Las Vegas, including Artie Kingston, who had already lost his nightclub to Denn. But now Denn's luck has run out and he's just about broke. His only chance is a million-dollar, winner-take-all tournament at Artie's new casino, but Denn can't play unless he comes up with the $10,000 entry fee. Denn's future all comes down to one hand of poker. National Book Award-winning author Pete Hautman introduced Denn Doyle in No Limit, of which School Library Journal said, "Fast paced and powerfully taut and suspenseful as a high-stakes game." Here he deals another hand of love, luck, and greed in the high-stakes world of poker.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Forty Years A Gambler On The Mississippi

Author : George H. Devol
ISBN : 9781557091109
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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George H. Devol was the greatest riverboat gambler in the history of the Mississippi. Born in Ohio in 1829, he ran away from home and worked as a cabin boy at age ten. At fourteen he could stack a deck of cards. Over the years, he bilked soldiers, paymasters, cotton buyers, thieves, and businessmen alike. He fought more fights than anyone, and was never beaten. This is his story. Nobody was ever bored by it.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Casino Gambling

Author : Dennis R. Harrison
ISBN : 0883910136
Genre : Games & Activities
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A professional gambler offers his secrets for winning at all major casino games, with tips on betting strategies, successful money management, and self-control under pressure. 64 illustrations.
Category: Games & Activities

You Better Watch Out

Author : Greg Malone
ISBN : 9780307374110
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“It is, I contend, no small achievement to survive the perfect family.” So Greg Malone says at the beginning of a graceful, generous and sometimes hilarious memoir of his childhood in the St. John’s of the 1950s and 60s. A memoir from one of Canada’s comic geniuses that is as moving as it is funny, about a young boy who survives, among other things, a school run by the Christian Brothers, encounters with the bullies of New Gower Street and the perfect family. We first meet Greg harnessed to a bush at a picnic wearing underpants on his head – a small boy squalling because he can’t take part in the goings-on. From here, Greg takes us on a wild ride through the streets of old St. John’s. We meet luminaries along the way, even Danny Williams, the future premier, sourly playing St. Bernadette in the all-boys’ play, with Greg hardly concealing his joy in performing as her “chatty sister.” Humble, poignant, funny and authentic – this is a delightful first book from a natural storyteller. Excerpt: I loved Barbara Lynn. Her sunny face was slightly freckled. She had blue eyes and her straight, caramel-blonde hair was pulled back and tied with a ribbon showing her high, smooth forehead. She had even, regular features and a smile that showed her perfect, white teeth. . . . We played house every day for endless summers and into the long winter nights, when she would take her big brother Basil’s long toboggan without asking, so the two of us could go sliding together down over the hill, under the pole light, across St. Clare Ave. and down into the Knights of Columbus field where the full moon glittered on the glazed snow, and the toboggan would fly along forever on the longest slide we’d ever had. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Fundamentals Of 21

Author : Mason Malmuth
ISBN : 1880685299
Genre : Games & Activities
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A detailed basic strategy with an easy-to-learn card counting system designed to cut the house edge and turn the odds in your favor.
Category: Games & Activities