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Once transformed, this young shark stormed poker rooms from the underground clubs of New York City to the high-stakes tables online, until he landed on the largest card-counting blackjack team in the country. Taking Vegas for millions, Finkel's squad of brainy gamers became the biggest players in town. Then they took on the town's biggest game, the World Series of Poker, and walked away with more than $3.5 million!
Thrilling, edgy, and ferociously feel-good, the odyssey of these underdogs-turned-overlords is the stuff of pop-culture legend. Acclaimed author David Kushner masterfully deals out the outrageous details while bringing to life a cast of characters rife with aces, kings, knaves¿and more than a few jokers. If you secretly believe every player has his day, you're right. Here's the proof.
This audio also includes an interview with Jon Finkel, a.k.a. Jonny Magic.
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By Glenn A. Miller on 09-15-05
A nut flush
David Kushner evenly writes a short history of a group of guys who turn passion for gaming into a serious vocation. Even if you don't know a thing about poker, you'll enjoy the journey, the disappointments and the wins of this rag-tag gang of gamblers.
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By Fran on 07-16-08
Very absorbing tale of a unique character. Jonny is very engaging and many will find something of themselves in him and relate to his story. It gave me some insights into the mind of my own game loving teenage son.
Whether you know anything about the games or not this true story will keep you listening right through to the end nonstop.