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Al Alvarez touched down in Las Vegas one hot day in 1981, a dedicated amateur poker player but a stranger to the town and its crazy ways. For three mesmerizing weeks he witnessed some of the monster high-stakes games that could only have happened in Vegas and talked to the extraordinary characters who dominated them--road gamblers and local professionals who won and lost fortunes on a regular basis.

Set over the course of one tournament, The Biggest Game in Town is botha chronicle of the World Series of Poker--the first ever written--and a portrait of the hustlers, madmen, and geniuses who ruled the high-stakes game in America. It is a brilliant insight into poker's appeal as a hobby, an addiction, and a way of life, and into the skewed psychology of master players and fearless gamblers. With a new introduction by the author, Alvarez's classic account is the greatest dissection of high-stakes Vegas poker and the madness that surrounds it ever written (TimeOut UK]).

  • ISBN-13: 9780312428426
  • ISBN-10: 0312428421
  • Publisher: Picador USA
  • Publish Date: February 2009
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds
  • Page Count: 192