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When Molly Bloom was a little girl in a small Colorado town, she dreamed of a life without rules and limits, a life where she didn’t have to measure up to anyone or anything - where she could become whatever she wanted.She ultimately got more than she could have ever bargained for.In Molly’s Game, she takes you through her adventures running an exclusive high-stakes private poker game catering to such clients as Hollywood royalty like Leonardo DiCaprio and Ben Affleck, athletes, billionaires, politicians, and financial titans. With rich detail, Molly describes a world of glamour, privilege, and secrecy in which she made millions, lived the high life, and fearlessly took on the Russian and Italian mobs - until she met the one adversary she could not outsmart: the United States government.It’s the story of how a determined woman gained - and then lost - her place at the table, and of everything she learned about poker, love, and life in the process.
Hoyle's Modern Encyclopedia of Card Games
Gibson, Walter B.
A definitive guide to the correct playing of all known card games, with full descriptions and explanations of rules and techniques for each game and its variations.
The Fun Way to Serious Bridge
This book is for anyone who wants to learn and understand the fundamentals of the mind-stimulating and challenging game of bridge -- an enjoy every minute of it!
Lit Chat: Conversation Starters about Books and Life (100 Questions)
Each of the 50 cards in this conversation deck is printed with two reading-themed questions (100 questions total). Some invoke books that are tied to memories (name your favorite childhood picture book); others prompt you to choose ideal reading material for a hypothetical situation (if you were stranded on a desert island, what book would you want with you?). Some of them aim to get people comparing their favorite (and not-so-favorite) characters or authors, and others engage in popular debates amongst readers (name a movie adaptation you liked and defend your choice). Created to give readers of all persuasions an excuse to talk about books, ideas, and life itself, this deck is a great addition to any booklover’s shelf.
One of a Kind
He was the Jim Morrison of the casino, a legend before he was of legal age. Stuey Ungar, the son of a Jewish bookie on Manhattan's Lower East Side, dropped out of high school to become an underground card-table sensation, eventually taking out every top gin-rummy player on the East Coast. Bankrolled by the Genovese crime family, Stuey would soon travel around the country in search of new opponents and opportunities - including poker. He would go on to win the World Series of Poker a record three times. And then his luck began to run out. One of a Kind is the startling tale of a man who won at his game and lost control of his life. Whether tossing away his winnings at the racetrack or on a single roll of the dice, Stuey was notorious for gambling every single dollar in his pocket. Though he had won an estimated $30 million in his lifetime, Stuey had no bank account, not even a home address. He was found dead in a Vegas motel - with $800 in cash on his person, the only money he had left - at the age of forty-five. An intimate, authorized biography - Nolan Dalla was commissioned by Stuey in 1998 to pen his story, resulting in hundreds of hours of taped interviews and conversations - One of a Kind illuminates the dark genius of one of poker's most memorable figures.
How to Play a Bridge Hand
Root, William S.
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The World's Greatest Blackjack Book (Revised Edition)
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The Art of Playing Cards
The Art of Playing Cards is your tour guide to a standard deck. This handbook covers the classic games, tricks, and skills you'll need to become an expert card shark.There’s something about opening a new pack of cards. It doesn’t matter whether you buy them at a filling station to while away a few hours on the road or if they’re a classic deck of Bicycle cards bought specifically for a poker night—they smell the same. There’s the same whiff of possibility, of hands to play or chances to take, of bets to win and of fun just waiting to be had.There are thousands of games we could have included, but along with some of the most popular, we’ve also chosen those we think are the most fun, the most challenging, and the most exasperating. Also, much of the beauty of card games is that they vary so much, and we’ve included plenty of tips for trying something a bit different. Of course, when faced with so many variations and different games, it would be impossible to include them all here; we only hope that you like the ones we have squeezed in.Shuffles, cuts, ribbon spreads, fans, flourishes, false cuts, forces, false shuffles, finger lifts, double lifts… they’re all here, explained in a simple step-by-step fashion that makes it easy for anyone to pick them up.Here we’ve concentrated on tricks we think are easy and approachable because there are few things more frustrating than trying to do something that’s simply out of your league or utterly beyond your physical abilities. Thus, you won’t find any magician’s glue or funny specialized decks of cards; there are few props, and no fiendishly complex sleights and palms… and there are definitely no cards up anyone’s sleeves.
The ABCs of Bridge
Root, William S
The ABC's of Bridge is the most complete and accessible book available for those who want to learn to play the worlds favorite card game. Renowned bridge expert William S. Root covers every essential aspect of bridge: the Bidding, including how to value your hand, opening bids, and responses and rebids; the Play, including suit combinations and trump contracts; and the Defense, including opening leads, passive and aggressive defense, and second- and third-hand play. An appendix describes the variations on the game known as Chicago bridge, rubber bridge, and duplicate bridge.
Learn to Play Bridge Like a Boss: Master the Fundamentals of Bridge Quickly and Easily with Strategies From a Seas
Medley, H. Anthony
If you don't know the ins and outs of play, bridge can seem like an intimidating game--but it doesn't have to be! Armed with the techniques and strategies in the pages of this book, you'll be bidding and winning hands like a boss!Follow the guidance and knowledge of a pro as he takes you through the basics of the game. You'll get lessons on making opening bids, evaluating your hand, responding to your partner's bid, rebidding, and overcalling--and even a bonus tear-out sheet to take your new strategies on the go!
The Big Book of Poker: In-Depth Knowledge for Winning Strategies
De Toffili, Dario
Written with precision, simplicity and humour by a leading professional player, The Big Book of Poker is the best way for you to fall in love with the game and move from a being a regular loser to a confident winner. And there is no better teacher for you than poker expert and game theorist Dario De Toffoli.Put the odds in your favor using Dario's common-sense approaches and advanced concepts, including easy-to-memorize poker math. You'll soon be able to recognize and take advantage of different player types, be a master at betting and bankroll strategies, and put your best foot forward at final table play.Never sat down at the table before? Don't worry Dario ensures that you won't get lost in the thicket of call, pot and all in. You'll find all the rules, winning strategies and culture of Texas Hold'Em (no limit and fixed) are given pride of place throughout the book. He'll even make sure you look like a professional while you learn by explaining table etiquette and the history of the game, plus you can impress your friends with your knowledge of poker in cinema.
The Little Book of Bridge: Learn How to Play, Score, and Win
A comprehensive guide to the classic card game of bridge, including an overview of the basics, tips and techniques how to play - and strategies to win; perfect for new bridge players and experienced pros alike.Bridge is all about memory, bidding, and skill. It is one of the most popular card games in the world, and is played by millions of people worldwide in tournaments, clubs, and cruises, as well as online. New to the world of bridge? No problem! Learning any new game can be challenging, especially one as complicated as bridge. But mastering a complex game can be very rewarding. Whether you are a complete novice or a casual player looking to brush up on your skills and techniques, The Little Book of Bridge can help you play your cards right and get ahead in this classic game.With a comprehensive breakdown of all the cards involved in the game, detailed information on scoring, tips on how to improve your skills, strategies for winning, and a tear-away cheat sheet, this guide will have even the newest bridge enthusiast winning in no time flat.
Duplicate Bridge Flipper
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The Complete Guide to Winning Poker
Morehead, Albert H.
This is the biggest, most complete and most authoritative book every written on poker-everything there is to know about the Great American Game from the rules of each variation to the most expert instruction on playing the odds. Albert Morehead, author of more than 70 books on the rules and procedures of card games, has taken most of the mystery and even more of the luck out of winning-"Poker is a game of skill. If you aren't beating the game, you are being outplayed." What does count in this game is attitude, judgment, skills, and these can all be acquired. In this one comprehensive volume, by America's leading authority in the field, is everything anyone, from novice to expert, needs to know to play poker to win. Appendixes, Glossary, Index. SC, 285 pages.
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