All-in

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 5, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 181 pages
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"You know how they say you can't climb out of a hole till you hit bottom?"

"Yeah?"

"I'm trying to find the bottom."

At seventeen, Denn Doyle isn't old enough to gamble legally, but thanks to his talent for reading tells, he's made a fortune -- and along the way, he's upset some of the most notorious Texas holdem players in Las Vegas, including Artie Kingston, who had already lost his nightclub to Denn. But now Denn's luck has run out and he's just about broke. His only chance is a million-dollar, winner-take-all tournament at Artie's new casino, but Denn can't play unless he comes up with the $10,000 entry fee. Denn's future all comes down to one hand of poker.

National Book Award-winning author Pete Hautman introduced Denn Doyle in No Limit, of which School Library Journal said, "Fast paced and powerfully delivered...as taut and suspenseful as a high-stakes game." Here he deals another hand of love, luck, and greed in the high-stakes world of poker.

 

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User Review  - KbookB - LibraryThing

Denn Doyle recently owned a restaurant that he couldn't even buy a drink in. Now, at seventeen, he is putting his poker skills and fake ID to the test in Las Vegas. After proving that he has the ... Read full review

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User Review  - ohioyalibrarian - LibraryThing

You learn a lot about Texas Hold-um poker in this book: about reading tells, pocket pairs and lots of interesting poker terminology and strategy. You also get a picture of what high stakes vegas style ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
14
Section 3
17
Section 4
22
Section 5
27
Section 6
29
Section 7
37
Section 8
42
Section 23
101
Section 24
104
Section 25
108
Section 26
112
Section 27
116
Section 28
119
Section 29
124
Section 30
126

Section 9
45
Section 10
46
Section 11
52
Section 12
61
Section 13
65
Section 14
68
Section 15
75
Section 16
78
Section 17
82
Section 18
85
Section 19
87
Section 20
90
Section 21
94
Section 22
99
Section 31
128
Section 32
132
Section 33
136
Section 34
139
Section 35
144
Section 36
148
Section 37
150
Section 38
153
Section 39
157
Section 40
160
Section 41
167
Section 42
175
Section 43
183
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About the author (2007)

Pete Hautman is the author of Godless, which won the National Book Award, and many other critically acclaimed books for teens and adults, including Blank Confession, All-In, Rash, No Limit, Invisible, and Mr. Was, which was nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America. Pete lives in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Visit him at PeteHautman.com.