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249. The Professor, the Banker, and the Suicide King...

The Professor, the Banker, and the Suicide King: Inside the Richest Poker Game of All Time
by Michael Craig

Started: December 20, 2010
Finished: December 25, 2010

I absolutely hate when I see poker on the sports channels on television, but I have a weak spot for a great poker book even though I've only read less than a handful in my life that fit that title. This is one of them. I absolutely ate up how well Craig captured what professional poker players in Las Vegas do when they're not playing in tournaments. This was a great work of journalism. Strong writing, great story, interesting characters--a pure gem. 276 pages. Grade: A
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Total # of Books Read in 2010: 249
Total # of Pages Read in 2010: 61,869
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