Hunting Fish: A Cross-Country Search for America's Worst Poker Players (Google eBook)
If you want to prove youíre a good poker player, you donít have to battle against the best. Nobody really cares if you ever bluffed Phil Ivey or got Daniel Negreanu to make a bad call. Youíre at the table for the money, not stories of conquest. A disciplined player, one whoís playing for the right reasons, would rather sit with the worst, those heís sure to outplay. Heís looking for donkeys and donors. Heís hunting fish.
In Hunting Fish author Jay Greenspan sets out on a cross-country drive---from Connecticut to Los Angeles---looking for players he can outclass. In casinos, underground clubs, and home games throughout the country, Jay shared tables with the most inept gamblers America has to offer. In South Carolina he wiped out some racial-epithet-spewing good ole boys; in Houston he fleeced the country club set; and in Vegas he happily pounded drunken tourists.
Hunting Fish is, however, not merely the story of a hustlerís travels. In addition to fleecing suckers, Jay was convinced he could beat the very best and make it as a full-time pro. This trip gave him the opportunity to build his bankroll to the point where he could test his mettle in high-stakes games when he reached Los Angeles. Although to play in the high-limit rooms at Commerce Casino he needed a steady nerve---and a fatter bankroll. In his three months on the road, he needed to pad his roll with an additional twenty thousand dollars. Thatís a lot of fish to hunt.
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Review: Hunting Fish: A Cross-Country Search for America's Worst Poker PlayersUser Review - Curtis Butturff - Goodreads
I've just started reading it but it's a useful memoir of one guys three month campaign to become a professional poker player and make it to the highest stakes poker games played at the Commerce in LA. Read full review
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