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  • Go Fundamentalsby Shigemi Kishikawa; John Fairbairn

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Go Fundamentals is an accessible book explaining the fundamental principles of go, the oldest game in the world. From the basic rules of play, the author leads the reader in easy stages to the more advanced subtleties of go. Over one hundred diagrams, with twenty problems and answers, make this a complete introduction to one of the most fascinating... more...

  • Jonny Magic and the Card Shark Kidsby David Kushner

    Random House 2010; US$ 12.73

    A magnet for bullies at school, Jon Finkel grew up heckled and hazed until he discovered the trading-card game Magic: The Gathering . As Magic exploded from nerdy obsession into the mainstream, the teenage Finkel emerged as its first world champion. The young shark - now known to his friends and rivals as Jonny Magic - moved on to... more...

  • Titanic Thompsonby Kevin Cook

    Pan Macmillan UK 2011; US$ 17.26

    Titanic Thompson' is a rollicking biography of one of the most charismatic characters in twentieth-century America. Like Howard Hughes or Bonnie and Clyde, Alvin 'Titanic' Thompson was one of the great figures of this freewheeling era; the difference between them: hardly anyone knows Titanic's name today. Travelling only with his golf clubs, a .45... more...

  • The Hustlersby Douglas Thompson

    Pan Macmillan UK 2007; US$ 14.54

    Invitations to John Aspinall and John Burke's illegal gambling parties were the most sought after in 1950s London. When the police finally arrested them, Aspinall and Burke challenged the law - and won. As a result, gambling was legalised. Which interested crime boss Billy Hill and his lieutenant Bobby McKew, because suddenly clubs were everywhere... more...

  • Bad Beats and Lucky Drawsby Jr. Phil Hellmuth

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Bad Beats and Lucky Draws is your down-and-dirty guide to the world of high-stakes professional poker. Phil Hellmuth, nine-time World Series of Poker Champion and author of Play Poker Like the Pros, presents a blow-by-blow account of many of poker's "clash of the titans" hands from the World Series of Poker, the World Poker Tour, and the European... more...

  • Jackpot Nationby Richard Hoffer

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Is this a great country or what? You can bet on the turn of the card or a roll of the dice, but also on the NFL, the NCAA, and which Olsen twin marries first. We bet $80 billion a year, the amount growing wildly as more and more people gain access to this huge American wheel of fortune. No longer quarantined in Las Vegas, gambling has become as local... more...

  • The Bookmakerby Michael J. Agovino

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Marking the debut of a gifted new writer, The Bookmaker teems with humanity, empathy, humor, and insight. At the heart of Michael J. Agovino's powerful, layered memoir is his family's struggle for success in 1970s, '80s, and '90s New York City?and his father's gambling, which brought them to exhilarating highs and crushing lows. He vividly brings... more...

  • Double or Nothingby Tom Breitling; Cal Fussman

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    If Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn had come of age at the end of the 20 th century looking for an all-American adventure, they probably would've headed for Vegas. They'd have been hard-pressed to go on a wilder ride than the one taken by Tom Breitling and Tim Poster to the top of the famed Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino. Call them the Odds Couple. ... more...

  • Amarillo Slim in a World Full of Fat Peopleby Amarillo Slim Preston; Greg Dinkin

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    Amarillo Slim Preston has won $300,000 from Willie Neslon playing dominoes and $2 million from Larry Flynt playing poker. He has shuffled, dealt, and bluffed with some of twentieth-century's most famous figures. He beat Minnesota Fats at pool with a broom, Bobby Riggs at table tennis with a skillet, and Evel Knievel at golf with a carpenter's hammer.... more...

  • Book of Mah Jongby Amy Lo

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 16.95

    Until now, a comprehensive book on Chinese mahjong for English-speaking readers did not exist. Finally, The Book of Mahjong meets that long-sought need, as author Amy Lo, in consultation with many master players of different forms of mahjong, offers the most complete mahjong guide ever. It includes: * Over 160 full-color instructive photographs... more...