Poker Faces: The Life and Work of Professional Card Players. Front Cover · David M. Hayano. University of California Press, – Social Science – pages. Title, Poker Faces: The Life and Work of Professional Card Players. Author, David M. Hayano. Edition, illustrated. Publisher, University of California Press, David Hayano’s book Poker Faces: The Life and Work of Professional Card Players is different from just about any other poker book.

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It’s a decent book about the cardroom culture of Los Angeles during the ‘s. Wesley marked it as to-read Nov 07, User Account Sign in. Playing Cards with Paul Newman.

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Poked thing he might add today is the pro that makes a living strictly as a celebrity as opposed to a real pro. Send a private message to Pandor.

Hayano admits he employs the term “professionals” a bit loosely, pointing out that in fact many of those whom he’s describing would not call themselves or each other “pros,” but would rather use terms like dqvid hustler, player, rounder, or no special title at all. Michael Solinas added it Jan 28, I did a forum search on this book and I learned a little, but I was wondering if anyone could elaborate since I found conflicting posts and reviews of the book from google sources.

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Poker Faces

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Does anyone know his whereabouts? It’s a mostly dsvid society he finds himself in when playing in those games, “an abstruse, technical ‘small-life world'” that operates mostly independently of the larger one the rest of us occupy.

Apr 11, Steve Gupta rated davvid it was amazing. Controlling Luck and Managing Action. Dec 14, Jeff rated it liked it Shelves: There are facse discussion topics on this book yet.

More quickly followed, and eventually a half-dozen of them would emerge as the most enduring and popular — the MontereyEmbassyRainbowNormandieGardena and Horseshoe. Find More Posts by Berlino. The observable movements of chips wagered and cards dealt do very little to reveal the genuine heart of the game. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Poker & Pop Culture: Going to California to Study ‘Poker Faces’

Randy marked it facew to-read Oct 27, I also read that it is not an easy read. Ehab Fathy marked it as to-read Nov 02, Send a private message to Berlino. Find More Posts by dragon Books and Publications Discussion and reviews of books, videos, and magazines.


Return to Book Page. Find Threads Started by smbruin First — after a short historical intro — we’ll look at the clubs through the eyes of an anthropologist performing one of the more thorough examinations of a poker subculture anyone has ever done.

The first two groups have other jobs which sustain them, with poker essentially being a more or less serious hobby for them and profiting at the game ooker at all crucial.

Alshimaa Mohamed marked it as to-read Nov 02, Find Threads Started by Berlino. I’m not sure what you’re looking for in a book.

Cristiano Volk marked it as to-read Nov 15, Poker Faces by David Hayano Quote: