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Bigger Deal
Anthony Holden

Classification : Biography & Memoir
Pub Date : Aug 07, 2008
Imprint : Abacus
Page Extent : 352
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780349119038
Price : 725

About the book
Fifteen years on from Anthony Holden's undisputed classic BIG DEAL, the poker world has changed beyond recognition. When Holden played in the 1988 World Series of Poker there were 167 entrants competing for a prize of $270,000. At the 2006 WSOP, where this book climaxes, there were 8773 players and a first prize of some $12 million - the richest in any sport. What happened in the years between BIG DEAL and BIGGER DEAL is simple: thanks to the Internet and television there has been a worldwide explosion in the popularity of poker. The game even has a new respectable image, much to the disgust of die-hard players. Gone are the seedy, smoky rooms of the Horseshoe, and celebrities now crowd the tables at huge Las Vegas tournaments: Martin Sheen, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are all dedicated players. In the UK, LATE NIGHT POKER draws some 2 million viewers (Holden was banned from the last series for doing too well).
In BIGGER DEAL, Holden is your guide - and the only guide you'll need - to the world of new poker as he prepares to enter the WSOP once again. Will he win the title? Place your bets ..
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A smoking-hot report from today's poker scene>
BIG DEAL was high stakes gonzo ... BIGGER DEAL represents the more measured reportage of the seasoned semi-pro>
It's Holden's effortless prose that makes BIGGER DEAL a triumph. His ebullience is infectious>
Holden is the best possible guide to the new worlds of poker. He has seen it before, and lived it>
     
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