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All In

The (Almost) Entirely True Story of the World Series of Poker

Jonathan Grotenstein and Storms Reback; Foreword by Legendary Poker Champion T. J. Cloutier

St. Martin's Griffin

All In is the story of the greatest tournament in the world---the World Series of Poker--- from its humble beginnings in 1970 as a mere gathering of Texas road gamblers to its present status as a cultural phenomenon, attracting exhaustive national television coverage, legions of fans, and thousands of players.
      Professional poker players themselves, authors Jonathan Grotenstein and Storms Reback take an entertaining look at this unique experience, recounting its history through the breathtaking and sometimes brutal hands played at the Horseshoe's tables. They introduce the colorful and seemingly fearless characters who have been lured by huge paydays---and the chance to play against the best in the world; including the legends Doyle Brunson, Amarillo Slim, Stuey "The Kid" Ungar, and Chris Moneymaker.
      All In is a no-limit look at the phenomenal transformation of poker from a vice hidden in shady back rooms into the hottest game on the planet.
 
"Jonathan Grotenstein and coauthor Storms Reback, have done a remarkable job of research in writing All In."
---PokerMag.com
 
"If you've ever played a hand of Texas Hold'em, you won't want to miss this book."
---Amarillo Slim Preston, 1972 World Series of Poker champion and author of Amarillo Slim in a World Full of Fat People
 
"Almost every poker aficionado will greatly enjoy this book."
--- Card Player magazine
 
"Reading this book is like having Johnny Moss, Doyle Brunson, Amarillo Slim, and every single one of the World Series of Poker champions over to the house for dinner, a beer, tall tales, and a fine game of No-Limit Texas Hold'em."
---Phil Gordon, coauthor of Poker: The Real Deal and cohost of Celebrity Poker Showdown
 
All In is the story of the greatest tournament in the world---the World Series of Poker--- from its humble beginnings in 1970 as a mere gathering of Texas road gamblers to its present status as a cultural phenomenon, attracting exhaustive national television coverage, legions of fans, and thousands of players.
      Professional poker players themselves, authors Jonathan Grotenstein and Storms Reback take an entertaining look at this unique experience, recounting its history through the breathtaking and sometimes brutal hands played at the Horseshoe's tables. They introduce the colorful and seemingly fearless characters who have been lured by huge paydays---and the chance to play against the best in the world; including the legends Doyle Brunson, Amarillo Slim, Stuey "The Kid" Ungar, and Chris Moneymaker.
      All In is a no-limit look at the phenomenal transformation of poker from a vice hidden in shady back rooms into the hottest game on the planet.  "Jonathan Grotenstein and coauthor Storms Reback, have done a remarkable job of research in writing All In."
---PokerMag.com
 
"If you've ever played a hand of Texas Hold'em, you won't want to miss this book."
---Amarillo Slim Preston, 1972 World Series of Poker champion and author of Amarillo Slim in a World Full of Fat People
 
"Almost every poker aficionado will greatly enjoy this book."
--- Card Player magazine
 
"Reading this book is like having Johnny Moss, Doyle Brunson, Amarillo Slim, and every single one of the World Series of Poker champions over to the house for dinner, a beer, tall tales, and a fine game of No-Limit Texas Hold'em."
---Phil Gordon, coauthor of Poker: The Real Deal and cohost of Celebrity Poker Showdown 

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Chapter One 
TWO THE HARD WAY
 
Johnny Moss was not a handsome man. He was almost entirely bald, while failing eyesight towards the end of his life required he wear a preposterously thick pair of glasses. Without them, his face lacked any distinguishing features, unless you count its utter lack of expressiveness. So impassive was Moss, he often fooled others into thinking he had fallen asleep at the table.
 
If his bland appearance won him no friends, his brusque disposition helped to lose them. In the words of frequent rival Thomas "Amarillo Slim" Preston, Johnny
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  • Jonathan Grotenstein and Storms Reback; Foreword by Legendary Poker Champion T. J. Cloutier

  • Jonathan Grotenstein is a writer and professional poker player living in Los Angeles. He is the coauthor (with Phil Gordon) of Poker: The Real Deal.
     
    Storms Reback is a writer and professional poker player living in Austin, Texas. A former sports reporter and columnist for Jackson Hole News, he recently completed his first novel.
  • Jonathan Grotenstein © Kristin Muller
    Jonathan Grotenstein
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The (Almost) Entirely True Story of the World Series of Poker

Jonathan Grotenstein and Storms Reback; Foreword by Legendary Poker Champion T. J. Cloutier

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