For Richer, for Poorer: A Love Affair with Poker

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McClelland & Stewart, Jan 5, 2010 - Poker players - 345 pages
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In September 2006, Victoria Coren won the European Poker Championship, and with it a cool one million dollars. Overnight, she became one of the world's most famous players. But how did she do it?
In For Richer, For Poorer, Victoria Coren's long-awaited poker memoir, she answers this question. It is an intensely honest story of twenty years of obsession, of highs and lows, wins and losses, friendships, power plays, loneliness and addiction. Coren takes us from the grimy underworld of illegal cash games to the high glamour of Monte Carlo and Las Vegas, vividly capturing the incredible excitement of a poker match and getting to the heart of why poker has become the world's most popular card game. It is a razor-sharp, accessible, entertaining, and intensely gripping story.

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User Review  - missizicks - LibraryThing

I like Victoria Coren when I see her on the telly. I follow her on twitter because she's witty and clever but still seems down to earth. So, even though I know nothing about poker, I thought I'd give ... Read full review

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User Review  - nocto - LibraryThing

I've liked Victoria Coren ever since she wrote a column in the Telegraph when she was a teenager (and so was I). All the same I wasn't really expecting to enjoy a book about poker as much as I did. But it's a very entertaining read. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

VICTORIA COREN is an author, journalist, and poker player. She co-wrote Once More with Feeling with Charlie Skelton and edited a collection of her father's writings, Chocolate and Cuckoo Clocks: The Essential Alan Coren. She also writes weekly columns in the "Observer" and "Guardian" newspapers.

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