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The Man Behind the Shades : The Rise and Fall of Poker's Greatest Player

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The extraordinary life of the best poker player who ever livedWhen Stuey 'The Kid' Ungar took his first World Series of Poker title, one journalist asked him what he would do with the money. His answer: 'Gamble it'.Stuey grew up among the hoodlums and wiseguys of New York's Lower East Side. A pint-sized high-school drop out who never worked a day in his life, never had a bank account or paid a penny in taxes, he lived to gamble and became the world's most feared card player. From the multi-million dollar fortune he won and lost, the addictions that consumed him, and one of the greatest phoenix-from-the-ashes comebacks of all time, this is the story of a Las Vegas legend.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 26mm | 240.41g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753820773
  • 9780753820773
  • 647,801

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'A riveting read about a high-roller who put the fear of God into his opponents. Fascinating.' (4 stars) * COVENTRY EVENING TELEGRAPH *show more

About Nolan Dalla

Nolan Dalla (Author) Nolan Dalla is a professional poker player, gambler and the lead sports handicapper for Casino Player, Western Player, and www.madjacksports.com. He has written for numerous publications including Gambling Times, Card Player, Poker Digest, Poker Pages, and The Intelligent Gambler. He lives in Las Vegas.Peter Alson (Author) Peter Alson is the author of the highly acclaimed memoir Confessions of an Ivy League Bookie. A writer and journalist, Alson's work has appeared in a wide range of national magazines and newspapers form The New York Times to Esquire and Playboy. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.show more

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