The Professor, The Banker And The Suicide King: Inside the Richest Poker Game of all Time


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Paperback. Pub Date: 2006 Pages: 288 Publisher: Grand Central Publishing In early 2001 a stranger From Texas started playing high-stakes poker at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. The No Ordinary novice. Andrew Beal owned one of the most profitable banks in Texas and relished challenges posed by hobbies such as advanced math theory and rocket science. Within months. Beal locked the world’s top professional poker players in combat. He played them heads up. the pros combining their bankrolls and taking on the newcomer one at a time. Minimum table stakes: 1 million. Beal offered the pros the richest poker game ever played and even as he demonstrated this formidable skills. they hungered to take him on.For three years. Beal ratcheted up the stakes. developed a world-class heads-up Texas hold ‘em game. and devised unorthodox ways off cutting into the pros’ advan…