The biggest game in town movie
The Biggest Game in Town by Al AlvarezCalled the best book ever written on poker by players and critics alike, The Biggest Game in Town is a sought-after classic thats finally available in print again. Acclaimed author A. Alvarez delves into the seedy, obsessive world of high-stakes Vegas poker, where the next best thing to playing and winning is playing and losing. Uncovering an exotic underground rich in ambiance and eccentricity, The Biggest Game in Town is a magnificent book (San Francisco Chronicle), a real one of a kind.
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Alvarez, a British poet, critic and essayist who played a pivotal role in bringing the poetry of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath to the public, and whose acclaimed book on the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas helped transform high-stakes professional poker from a cult to a televised sport, died on Monday. He was His death, from viral pneumonia, was confirmed by The Guardian. Alvarez was poetry editor of The Observer, a sister newspaper, from to The paper did not say where he died. He had lived in the Hampstead section of North London. At The Observer Mr.
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Director John Nava knows his way around poker tables. He once sat at one with a chef, a Mafia boss, an Elvis impersonator and a Stanford student and he put all his money in on one bet. He lost. The Stanford student who won got up and thanked him for paying for her textbooks for the year, cashed in her chips and left. Nava pitched it to Gilroyans L. In keeping with the poker theme, Nava bought the camera used for the film with winnings from a poker game a week before shooting began. In his off time working in produce, Nava, a film devotee who made the western Handsome Stranger 22 years ago, created demo reels for aspiring Hollywood actors in San Francisco.