December 23, 2021 Poker Industry, Poker News Lars

The 50 Greatest Stories in Poker History Book Review

If you ever wanted to know more about the history and culture of your favourite card game, you can learn all about those in Huntington Press’ newly released 50 Greatest Stories in Poker History Book.

The 50 Greatest Stories in Poker History Book Review

Learn about poker history in an entertaining way

What’s more, you can learn about poker history through entertaining, bite-sized stories instead of a long historical research paper.

There are 50 of these stories in this publication. They range from the earliest mentions of poker in writing in the early 19th century to the present day online poker news.

In 200 pages, the book covers the 200+ years of the history of the world’s favourite card game, poker.

What is The 50 Greatest Poker Stories about?

Here are a few of the poker stories included:

  • The First Time Poker is Mentioned—Dragoon Campaigns to the Rocky Mountains
  • Dead-Man’s Hand
  • Arnold Rothstein’s Deadly Poker Debt
  • The “Literary and Hunting Club” Where Black Intellectuals Have Played Poker Underground for 80 Years
  • Hold ’em Arrives From Texas to Las Vegas
  • The Most Famous 7,2 Bluff
  • The Advent of Online Poker
  • The Comeback Kid—Stu Ungar Wins the Main Event Again
  • The Corporation vs. Andy Beal
  • Chris Moneymaker Wins the WSOP Main Event and Changes the World
  • The Durrrr Challenge
  • Black Friday
  • Is Dan Bilzerian Actually a Poker Genius?
  • Is More Rake Actually Better? The Never-Ending Internet Feud Between Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu
  • Libratus, Poker’s “Deep Blue” Moment
  • Who is the Real Biggest Online Tournament Winner of All Time?
  • The Biggest Tournament in Poker History
  • Mike Postle, the Accused “Crotchripper” of Stones Gambling Hall

Which poker players appear in the book?

As you can tell, these chapters feature stories of some of the biggest legends of poker, such as Stu Ungar, Johnny Chan, Daniel Negreanu, and Phil Hellmuth; as well as stories of the biggest names of the new generation, such as Daniel “Jungelman” Cates, Tom “durrrr” Dwan, or Doug Polk.

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However, you’ll also read about great historic and literary figures’ connections to poker. Yes, Mark Twain, Tennessee Williams, and the 37th US president Richard Nixon also have their own chapters dedicated to them.

Order your copy of the Greatest Poker Stories here

You can order your very own copy of the book by clicking here. US poker players and people residing in the USA will get their books shipped to them free of charge.

Reading these stories will take you on a journey by the end of which you will know more about the culture and history of poker than you ever thought there was to know.

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