Poker's Strangest Hands, Extraordinary but True Stories
257 Pages Paperback Retail $13.00
The poker world is divided between those who believe the game to be the most skilled contest ever devised, and those who believe that success relies on pure luck. Whatever your view, Poker's Strangest Hands will appeal to the novice player who can't tell his flops from his nuts, right through to the professional poker connoisseur. Graham Sharpe's thorough excavations through the game's archives have uncovered stories as diverse as the first ever poker cheat, caught literally making a spectacle of himself in 1892; the game which reportedly lasted for 24 years; and the US President who gambled away the White House crockery. A full house of crooked games, dodgy players, exotic venues and incredible wins, Poker's Strangest Hands celebrates the remarkable history of the world's favorite card game.