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Tom added it Sep 27, We’ve covered before the story of gold-seekers in California during the mids also enjoying the rush of davvid as well as some of the early reporting on those games. Bad username or password Sign in. The observable movements of chips wagered and cards dealt do very little to reveal the genuine heart of the game.

Poker Faces by David Hayano

Also in Webb’s ruling was the provision that the community had to be okay with the card rooms. Eric Lembke marked it as to-read Dec 09, We’ll talk more about the colorful history of these clubs’ growth and development. Send a private message to Pandor. Find More Posts by dragon Also, for poler full-time players, “there is no finality of gain and no peak existence, except perhaps winning a major tournament.


Originally Posted by smbruin Send a private message to avatar That there is no book like it and it is well worth the investment. Originally Posted by avatar77 I think he’s looking for the author and not the book.


Fatsally marked it as to-read Feb 14, There’s another interesting side note in that Preface worth sharing. Selected pages Title Page.

I suggest you do the same. A sociologist studies the world of draw poker in California.

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Playing Cards with Paul Newman. The time now is It’s a decent book about the cardroom culture of Los Angeles during the ‘s.

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Find Threads Started by smbruin Alshimaa Mohamed marked it as to-read Nov 02, Originally Posted by Berlino. Originally Posted by Pandor. All times are GMT Hayano pursues the point further, noting that one of the things that poker pros find themselves thinking about a lot is whether or not their lives have any special meaning at all.


In other words, while the games of old in saloons and on steamboats might have encouraged a lot of interaction between regular players and “normal” folks, these games he’s watching and participating in are different. Incredibly well researched book on California Poker rooms. Farbror the Guru added it Jul 22, Jeff rated it it was amazing Jun 24, Cristiano Volk marked it as to-read Nov 15, Poker Faces by David Hayano I did a forum search on this book and I learned a little, but I was wondering if anyone could elaborate since I found conflicting posts and reviews of the book from google sources.

Apr 11, Steve Gupta rated it it was amazing.