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by A. Alvarez

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ISBN: 0811827518
Author: A. Alvarez
Language: English
Publisher: Chronicle Books; First Edition edition (June 2001)
Pages: 128
Category: Puzzles & Games
Subcategory: Humour
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 610
Size Fb2: 1798 kb
Size ePub: 1725 kb
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Alvarez is a great writer and the history of poker detailed in the book is very interesting; I enjoy any story from poker's hay-days. Cool book to peruse on a rainy afternoon for those who fancy themselves as poker enthusiasts

Alvarez is a great writer and the history of poker detailed in the book is very interesting; I enjoy any story from poker's hay-days. The only problem I had was with the missing text between pages 39-40 where he quotes Jennings Perry about tells. It would be great if someone could post the missing text. Cool book to peruse on a rainy afternoon for those who fancy themselves as poker enthusiasts. While the book provides no insight or tips on game strategy - keep in mind that that's not what this book is for. Rather, it delves into other topics such as the history of the game, the colorful personalities, game lore and bad beats and monster calls.

If you are new to the game of poker, then "Poker: Bets, Bluffs and Bad Beats" is a fine introduction

If you are new to the game of poker, then "Poker: Bets, Bluffs and Bad Beats" is a fine introduction. Alvarez covers the history of the game, its continuing allure and gives glimpses of the into the minds of the great players.

In poker, bad beat is a subjective term for a hand in which a player with what appear to be strong cards nevertheless loses

In poker, bad beat is a subjective term for a hand in which a player with what appear to be strong cards nevertheless loses. It most often occurs where one player bets the clearly stronger hand and their opponent makes a poor call that eventually wins with the turn or the river card being dealt in their favor, for example. There is no consensus however among poker players as to what exactly constitutes a bad beat and often players will disagree about whether a particular hand was a bad beat

Book DescriptionA smoke-filled room.

Book DescriptionA smoke-filled room. The occasional muttering of "check," "raise," and "fold," as staggering amounts are wagered on a simple hand of five cards.

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Pluribus, a poker-playing algorithm, can beat the world’s top human players, proving that machines, too, can .

Pluribus, a poker-playing algorithm, can beat the world’s top human players, proving that machines, too, can master our mind games. Artificial intelligence has come a long way since 1979, when this card-playing robot pulled a straight flush. David Cooper/Toronto Star, via Getty Images. Even when Mr. Elias decided to bluff, betting as if he held a strong hand, his opponent effectively called him on it: charging ahead, matching each bet with what seemed to be complete confidence, and winning. Even more remarkable: This opponent was a machine.

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Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more. Alvarez, A. (Alfred), 1929-.

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A smoke-filled room. The clink of chips breaking the silence of furious concentration. The occasional muttering of "check," "raise," and "fold," as staggering amounts are wagered on a simple hand of five cards. In this fascinating book, acclaimed writer A. Alvarez narrates the history of poker-its most amazing stories, unforgettable players, and incredible hands. From the first great Las Vegas poker marathon, in which Nick the Greek played Johnny Moss for five months straight, to the more recent World Series of Poker, Alvarez captures a subculture rich with legend. His lively text is combined with a colorful array of poker-inspired art, advertisements, movie stills, and photos to create an entertaining ode to the pastime that is not so much a game of cards as a way of life.

Comments:

OwerSpeed
Alvarez is a great writer and the history of poker detailed in the book is very interesting; I enjoy any story from poker's hay-days. The only problem I had was with the missing text between pages 39-40 where he quotes Jennings Perry about tells. It would be great if someone could post the missing text.
Zonama
Cool book to peruse on a rainy afternoon for those who fancy themselves as poker enthusiasts. While the book provides no insight or tips on game strategy - keep in mind that that's not what this book is for. Rather, it delves into other topics such as the history of the game, the colorful personalities, game lore and historical/memorable bad beats and monster calls. The other great highlight of this book are the numerous illustrations pulled from a few centuries worth of poker art found in advertising, book covers, etc.
Mikale
My husband bought me this book as a gift shortly after I was appointed as a "global poker specialist" at an online poker room service provider. Although the stories and histories make for interesting reading, the book was not what I expected. I was expecting a bit more information and advice from the top players of today.
Zodama
Bought it for a friend...cheated...and read it before giving it. What at first appears to be a coffee table picture book is actually a well written, informative and lively account of various poker facts and stories. If you love poker you'll definitely enjoy this book

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