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If you know Phil Hellmuth then you either love him or hate him! His rants, tirades, and lines like “I can dodge bullets baby” and “If it weren’t for luck, I’d win them all” are epic and have earned him the nickname the “Poker Brat.” However, whether you love him or hate him, he is undoubtedly the greatest poker player of our time. Phil is a global poker icon who holds every record at the World Series of Poker, including an extraordinary 14 world championships. In Poker Brat Phil paints a picture of his early Midwestern life, in which he struggled mightily in grade school and high school, but always had aspirations to do something great. Phil takes you from the low lows of his life to the high highs, and shows you how he developed an unhealthy ego along the way, which eventually turned into his “poker brat” persona. In Poker Brat, Phil shares his own powerful tips and techniques, the ones that he used to set his goals, and then he shows how he achieved those goals as he climbed to the summit of the poker world.

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In his four decades as a poker professional, Mike has excelled as a poker player, poker businessman and poker ambassador. He was instrumental in the creation of PartyPoker in 2001 and was a key player in the launch of the World Poker Tour in 2002, an event that changed the world of poker forever. He has been a commentator on the WPT, along with Vince Van Patten, since its inception. He is a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner. Mike was recognized as poker’s Top Ambassador at the Card Player Magazine Player of the Year Awards gala in 2006. That same year, he won the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions, collecting $1 million in prize money – half of which he donated to charity. In this book Mike recounts his personal experiences and gives his take on some of poker’s legendary characters over the past 40 years. If you enjoy poker, are fascinated by the evolution of the game and enjoy compelling poker, golf and gambling adventures, then you’ll love Life’s A Gamble.

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Chris Moorman is the most successful online poker tournament player in history. Leads the industry with more than $11 million in online cashes Excels on the tournament circuit with over $4 million in live cashes Placed in the top three in online tournaments 651 times to date Many strong poker players have written books explaining their thought processes. However, players at the low- to mid-stakes who want to advance to the highest levels find the leap a daunting one. Chris, through years of hard work, has achieved this advance and now wants to help you do the same. Moorman’s Book of Poker has a unique approach. Chris analyzes 80 tournament hand histories played by co-author Byron Jacobs – a typical mid-stakes player. The adoption of a coaching format allows Chris to explain in clear detail exactly what is needed to progress to the next level of expertise. Please note: In the extract we say Chris is all the time PocketFives Triple Crown leader. A Triple Crown. A full explanation can found on the PocketFives website, but basically the PocketFives Triple Crown winner is the latest person to win three different tournaments on three different sites over the course of one week (any seven day period). 

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Roulette can be beaten and Killer Roulette will show you how. Roulette has numerous weaknesses which have been exposed and mercilessly exploited - not only by people on the inside but by everyday punters. Read about the man who took the casinos for an estimated $50 MILLION Read about how Carl Sampson, the author, trained and advised players who went on to earn six-figure sums by beating the wheel Read about roulette legends such as Joseph Jaggers, Rashid Khan and the Montgomery Brothers Learn the systems used by people to beat roulette including manual tracking, the cash box move and tripping the ball Carl ‘The Dean’ Sampson, is an ex croupier who worked in that industry for ten years, learnt the tricks of the trade and understands the shady practices croupiers themselves get up to. Carl is now a full time poker player and author and conributor to leading poker magazines and can be found at www.pokersharkpool.com.  

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(Disponible en epub seulement)Dans ses quatre décennies comme joueur de poker professionnel, Mike a excellé en tant que joueur de poker, homme d’affaires dans le poker et ambassadeur du poker. En 2001, il a été crucial dans la création de partypoker et en 2002, il a joué un rôle déterminant dans le lancement du World Poker Tour, un événement qui a changé le monde du poker pour toujours. Depuis ses débuts télévisés, il a commenté le WPT en compagnie de Vince Van Patten.En 2006, Mike a été récompensé comme ambassadeur numéro 1 du poker lors du gala du Card Player Magazine Player Of The Year Awards. Cette même année, il a remporté le Tournament of Champions des World Series of Poker pour un gain de 1 millions $ - dont il a donné la moitié à des associations caritatives. Dans ce livre Mike se souvient de ses expériences personnelles et propose une revue de quelques-uns des personnages légendaires du monde du poker de ces 40 dernières années. Si vous appréciez le poker, si vous êtes fasciné par l’évolution du jeu et si vous aimez en savoir plus sur le monde du poker, du golf et de la flambe, alors vous adorerez La Vie est un Pari.

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The World’s Greatest Gambling Scams details the best scams ever pulled off in the adrenaline-fuelled gambling world. They range from those relying on basic sleight-of-hand manoeuvres to those that utilise gadgets based on the very latest high-tech wizardry, including: the famous Ritz Roulette Scam that used mini-computers and cell phones to determine on what number the roulette ball would drop big-action baccarat games in which the dealers merely pretended to shuffle the cards a dye solution for marking casino cards that can only be seen with special contact lenses and disappears without trace an hour after its application a tiny weightless receiver embedded into a roulette ball and controlled by a radio transmitter hidden in a pack of Marlboro cigarettes. Richard Marcus is from New York and has appeared on television in the US as an expert on gambling scams. He appeared in the UK on the Challenge TV series on gambling scams and has also had a successful career as casino cheat which he detailed in American Roulette and Great Casino Heist. As well as describing the scams from their inception to implementation, Marcus introduces us to the vastly diverse characters who carried them out and analyses what made them tick. 

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Princes of Darkness delves into the murky and secretive world of the professional Blackjack player. In a three-year period, Carl Sampson and his team took the casinos for a seven-figure sum and now he reveals how they did it. Carl Sampson started out working a croupier in the gaming industry but - frustrated at being overlooked for promotion - he determined to take them on and beat them at their own game. Princes of Darkness recounts the story of how he developed a system, put a team together, found a wealthy backer and went to work. As well as giving the reader a glimpse of this fascinating twilight world, Carl Sampson also explains in detail his Blackjack systems, including: A definitive guide to card counting How to master the complex art of shuffle tracking How to implement evasion techniques 

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Stewart Reuben has been playing poker, or a game rather like it, since he was 9 years old - a career spanning approximately 56 years. He has played mainly in Britain and the US against some of the best and, fortunately, some of the worst players in the world. There aren’t many players who have managed to stay the course over such a long period. Here, Stewart candidly gives the reasons for his success and also for his failures. Meet some of the great personalities of the game and some who you perhaps would not want to meet in a dark alley. Learn on your journey the relative merits of casino and home games; how to gamble; but most important, how to enjoy yourself. Stewart’s previous five poker books are all technical works and highly regarded. Poker has undergone great changes in recent years. This book should inspire you to take advantage of the possibilities which are opening up and thereby prosper.  

$24.95