The Biggest Game in Town by Al Alvarez

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Called "the best book ever written on poker" by players and critics alike. Acclaimed author A. Alvarez delves into the seedy, obsessive world of high-stakes Vegas poker, where "the next best thing to playing and winning is playing and losing." Uncovering an exotic underground rich in ambiance and eccentricity, The Biggest Game in Town is "a magnificent book " (San Francisco Chronicle), a real one of a kind.

Houghton Mifflin, 1983.
ISBN: 9780395339640. 185 pp.
Hardcover. Very good in a very good jacket.