Ghosts at the Table

Ghosts at the Table

Poker has taken over the world. It is said that 80 million people now play regularly and close to $100 million is played for online every day. Tournaments generate prize pools that far outstrip all other recreational events - the top prize in the World Series of Poker in recent years has been greater than the money collected by the winners of the four golf majors and the Wimbledon singles tennis champions all added together. But for all its amazing popularity, the game's origins and history are surprisingly unclear. Instead of records and statistics, there is folklore and legend, a gallery of larger-than-life characters and an equal measure of fame and infamy. Here, for the first time, the true stories of poker are told. This is history as a thriller. Des Wilson has approached his definitive account of the game's development as a detective story. He has personally gone back to where poker has been played, stirring up controversy in his refusal to let sleeping dogs lie, and has delved deeper than anyone before to restore to their rightful place in history the ghosts who sit at the table of every poker game played today. Packed with stories that will enthral both poker players and the non-playing public, this is the book that was waiting to be written.

Download Now

Author
Publisher Random House
Release Date
ISBN 1780572166
Pages 336 pages
Rating 4/5 (61 users)

More Books:

Ghosts at the Table
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Des Wilson
Categories: Games & Activities
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-05-20 - Publisher: Random House

GET EBOOK

Poker has taken over the world. It is said that 80 million people now play regularly and close to $100 million is played for online every day. Tournaments gener
The Ghost at the Table
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Suzanne Berne
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-05 - Publisher: Penguin UK

GET EBOOK

'Families are toxic...' Thanksgiving, New England, and writer Cynthia has been persuaded by elder sister Frances to come and visit for the autumn holiday. Cynth
Possessions, Book Two: The Ghost Table
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Ray Fawkes
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-03-01 - Publisher: Oni Press

GET EBOOK

Ms. Llewellyn-Vane is throwing a party and all the spectres are invited! Her House for Captured Spirits and Ghostly Curiosities is host to a rival collector's g
Eliza Cook's Journal
Language: en
Pages:
Authors:
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 1854 - Publisher:

GET EBOOK

Men, Women and Ghosts
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Amy Lowell
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-08-15 - Publisher: DigiCat

GET EBOOK

DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Men, Women and Ghosts" by Amy Lowell. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy
Korean Folk Tales: Imps, Ghosts and Faries
Language: en
Pages: 290
Authors: Yuk Yi
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-19 - Publisher: Good Press

GET EBOOK

"Korean Folk Tales: Imps, Ghosts and Faries" by Yuk Yi, Pang Im (translated by James Scarth Gale). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of
The Night Side of Nature, Or, Ghosts and Ghost Seers
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Catherine Crowe
Categories: Ghosts
Type: BOOK - Published: 1848 - Publisher:

GET EBOOK

Genetic Programming Theory and Practice III
Language: en
Pages: 310
Authors: Tina Yu
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-06-18 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

GET EBOOK

Genetic Programming Theory and Practice III provides both researchers and industry professionals with the most recent developments in GP theory and practice by
A History of Ghosts
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Peter H. Aykroyd
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-09-29 - Publisher: Rodale Books

GET EBOOK

Peter Aykroyd spent his childhood watching his family's parlor séances through the crack of a basement door. Here, for the first time, Aykroyd tells the stran
Give Up the Ghost
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Dawn Blair
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-05 - Publisher: Morning Sky Studios

GET EBOOK

The ghosts ignored her. If Susan had left well enough alone, it might have stayed that way. But she had to laugh at their antics and reveal that she could see t