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

By Jonathan Grotenstein, Storms Reback

ISBN-10: 1466832843

ISBN-13: 9781466832848

All In is the tale of the best match within the world—the global sequence of Poker. it all started in 1970 as an insignificant collecting of Texas highway gamblers who rendezvoused at Binion's Horseshoe in downtown Las Vegas every one spring. this present day it has develop into a cultural phenomenon, attracting exhaustive nationwide tv assurance, legions of fanatics, and hundreds of thousands of gamers, from mythical pros to amateurs with little event open air in their domestic video games. And with solid cause. The prize funds for the 2005 event used to be greater than the handbags of the Masters, the Kentucky Derby, and Wimbledon combined.

expert poker gamers themselves, authors Jonathan Grotenstein and Storms Reback mix interviews, firsthand bills, and huge archival study right into a complete and hugely unique examine this tremendously designated event, recounting its historical past during the breathtaking and infrequently brutal fingers performed on the Horseshoe's tables. They introduce colourful and doubtless fearless characters who, over the tournament's thirty-five-year heritage, were lured via large paydays—and the opportunity to play opposed to the simplest on the planet, together with the legends:

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

· The poker savant Stuey "The Kid" Ungar, who could eclipse his not likely debut on the international sequence with a good extra unbelievable comeback

· and so on like "Poker Brat" Phil Hellmuth, who proved that you just didn't must be outdated or from Texas to grasp the sport, and Chris Moneymaker, the fellow with the very unlikely identify who parlayed $40 into $2.5 million

All In is a no-limit examine the exceptional transformation of poker from a vice hidden in shady again rooms into the most well liked online game on this planet. the place a few of the international Series's basic charms were misplaced, they've been changed by way of a classy human drama, large in scope, the place success and ability forge an exhilarating and unpredictable intersection. easily positioned, there's not anything else love it within the world.

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

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

"Reading this booklet is like having Johnny Moss, Doyle Brunson, Amarillo slender, and each unmarried one of many international sequence of Poker champions over to the home for dinner, a lager, tall stories, and an exceptional video 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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