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The Resource Jonny Magic and the Card Shark Kids : how a gang of geeks beat the odds and stormed Las Vegas, David Kushner

Jonny Magic and the Card Shark Kids : how a gang of geeks beat the odds and stormed Las Vegas, David Kushner

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Jonny Magic and the Card Shark Kids : how a gang of geeks beat the odds and stormed Las Vegas
Title
Jonny Magic and the Card Shark Kids
Title remainder
how a gang of geeks beat the odds and stormed Las Vegas
Statement of responsibility
David Kushner
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
If you think a gang of real-life geeks can't take on the world and win big . . . think again. And whatever you do, don't sit down across a gaming table from Jon Finkel, better known as Jonny Magic. Jonny Magic and the Card Shark Kids is his amazing true story: the jaw-dropping, zero-to-hero chronicle of a fat, friendless boy from New Jersey who found his edge in a game of cards-and turned it into a fortune. The ultimate bully-magnet, Finkel grew up heckled and hazed until destiny came in the form of a trading-card game called Magic: The Gathering. Magic exploded from nerdy obsession to mainstream mania and made the teenage Finkel an ultracool world champion. 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. And David Kushner, acclaimed author of Masters of Doom, 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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 795.412/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1250.2.F56
LC item number
K87 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Jonny Magic and the Card Shark Kids : how a gang of geeks beat the odds and stormed Las Vegas, David Kushner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-213) and index
Contents
Prelude: The New High Rollers: Dawn of the dork -- Geek poker -- Magic bullet -- Jersey kids vs. dead guys -- Finkeltron -- Rounders -- Jonny magic -- Card shark kids -- Send in the clowns -- All-in -- Final table -- Only game in town -- Epilogue -- Appendix A: Magic: The gathering basics -- Appendix B: Texas hold 'em poker basics -- Appendix C: Blackjack basics -- Glossary -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Author's note -- Acknowledgments
Control code
2499789
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 219 p.
Isbn
9781400064076
Lccn
2005047227
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ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm60543161
  • (OCoLC)60543161
Label
Jonny Magic and the Card Shark Kids : how a gang of geeks beat the odds and stormed Las Vegas, David Kushner
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-213) and index
Contents
Prelude: The New High Rollers: Dawn of the dork -- Geek poker -- Magic bullet -- Jersey kids vs. dead guys -- Finkeltron -- Rounders -- Jonny magic -- Card shark kids -- Send in the clowns -- All-in -- Final table -- Only game in town -- Epilogue -- Appendix A: Magic: The gathering basics -- Appendix B: Texas hold 'em poker basics -- Appendix C: Blackjack basics -- Glossary -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Author's note -- Acknowledgments
Control code
2499789
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 219 p.
Isbn
9781400064076
Lccn
2005047227
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm60543161
  • (OCoLC)60543161

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