Fast paced with good historical content. Ben Mezrich has great style and say with words to engrossing you into his stories. Straight flush is no exception. In “Straight Flush,” Ben Mezrich follows a bunch of fraternity buddies through the rise and fall of what they hoped would be an online poker. After writing about MIT students who took Las Vegas for millions and the founding of Facebook, Ben Mezrich turns to online poker. “Straight.

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Those were obviously the inside guys. There was a cheater.

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Bad username or password Sign in. May 15, Lawrence O’flahavan added it. The book was adapted into the movie The Social Network —written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by David Fincher — and was 1 at the box office for two weeks, won Golden Globes for best picture, best director, best adapted screenplay, best score, and was nominated for 8 Oscars, winning 3 including best Adapted Screenplay for Aaron Sorkin.

Until some radical Christian Republicans sneak an anti-onlne poker addendum into an anti-terrorism bill. I listened to that and thought it was intriguing. After I realized that, I was disappointed, but I hate leaving things unfinished, so I decided to speed read to the end. While so many, upon first exposure to poker, online or otherwise, wanted to dive strsight and play, with dreams of a bracelet dancing in their heads, Tom Scott just wanted to be the guy raking a couple percent out of lots and lots of pots.

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Brent waivers back and forth when you talk to him. The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal — debuted at 4 on the New York Staright list and spent 18 weeks in hardcover and paperback, as well as hit bestseller lists in over a dozen countries.

This is a “dramatic narrative” account of the rise and fall of an online poker website, which went from a frat-house dream to a billion-dollar company to the subject of indictments and seizures by the Feds.


If I wanted those details, I’d be trying to dig up some good investigative reporting on those guys from back in the day and hope I could find anything credible on the ever reliable internet. Also, it did not help that he was sloppy with the facts. I mean these stories are usually harder to get out of people. Nothing is being covered up. So what are you left with?

The Wall Street Journal Review was obviously not a positive review but in general it was positively reviewed. Get a bunch of smart college kids usually ivy league to go off into a new frontier. If players were taxed and things were run correctly then no one would have lost mezricb money.

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A lot of people read the book atraight come out saying, well this sounds like Scott cheated. So those that read “Bringing Down the House” will probably be ever strxight slightly disappointed, but for those that like poker more than blackjack this one probably does get the gold.

Then the plane crashes. Who knows if this is legal or not? He really looked up to his brother and still looks up to his brother.

In reality, the big event, the major tournament in which strsight were cheated was actually after the plane crash. Online Casinos in Malaysia I would like to put that out there right now.

I would sell the rights srraight someone and then someone else would write it, and I would become a consultant on set. After you are done with the story then read the first chapter and the epilogue.

I suppose I’ll check out the movie if they make one.

Straight Flush

They were very open. Aug 04, Leo Walsh rated it liked it. It was quite the opposite of concern. For stdaight who was captivated by the poker boom, this book offers interesting insights. In the book, the chronology might be compressed in a way that it looks differently but it is all in the same time period.


Despite the first chapter everything throughout the story flowed pretty well and kept the reader on their toes.

The Julian Assanges of the world all pitch me their stories. And f,ush players will surely get more out of it than I did. I liked it, and I always felt like it was foolish that it was illegal.

I met Pete in Fluah, which is where he lives. But I had played online poker a little bit, and I also played poker with friends. It seems clear to me that had they managed the money better, then a lot more people would have been paid off.

Students Who Took Vegas for Millions, which spent sixty-three weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and sold over 2 million copies in fifteen languages. Then he said he did walk away shortly strraight that. The author does a g I’ve read other words by Ben Mezrich and largely enjoyed his work.

The industry they launched grew so huge so fast, and in such a grey area of US and international law, at first it was never really clear whether their actions were legal flushh criminal. To help us recommend your next book, tell us what you enjoy reading. That was pretty much most of my sources. The sequence is very clear.

Straight flush is mezrjch exception. If you talk to everyone how knows him well they either love him or hate him.

I thought that was really cool. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. You have to go through all the material to see exactly how the story is going to go, but yeah, it took a while. Although personally, why is Blackjack wrong?