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The Resource Fading hearts on the river : a life in high-stakes poker, or how my son cheats death, wins millions, & marries his college sweetheart, Brooks Haxton

Fading hearts on the river : a life in high-stakes poker, or how my son cheats death, wins millions, & marries his college sweetheart, Brooks Haxton

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Fading hearts on the river : a life in high-stakes poker, or how my son cheats death, wins millions, & marries his college sweetheart
Title
Fading hearts on the river
Title remainder
a life in high-stakes poker, or how my son cheats death, wins millions, & marries his college sweetheart
Statement of responsibility
Brooks Haxton
Title variation
  • Life in high-stakes poker
  • How my son cheats death, wins millions, & marries his college sweetheart
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Centered around multi-million dollar stakes and a series of nationally televised poker tournaments, Fading Hearts on the River offers a story of odds-the odds of a newborn surviving severe jaundice, the odds of Congress passing a law that renders one's online gambling income inaccessible, the odds of drawing the right card on the turn or the river. In this tale of fatherhood and worldy success, Haxton follows his son Isaac's unlikely career as a poker player, the nervous father often sitting on the sidelines with his fingers crossed or staring at a casino monitor while Isaac wins more in one hand of play than Haxton has earned from all his books of poetry combined. In this deftly crafted story Haxton explores the propensity for abstraction, logic, and memory all good poets and poker players share, all the while taking readers on a rollicking tour of complex, intertwined topics, ranging from game theory and financial strategies, to medical mysteries and lost love, to chess, Magic cards, and Texas Hold em. Guided by the through-line of a father's love and admiration for his talented son, Fading Hearts delivers a unique perspective on professional gambling and one family's experience playing the odds"--
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Writing style
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10311580
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
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Haxton, Brooks
Dewey number
795.412
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV1251
LC item number
.H28 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Haxton, Isaac
  • Haxton, Brooks
  • Poker
  • Poker players
  • Fathers and sons
  • GAMES / Card Games / Poker
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a life in high-stakes poker
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Fading hearts on the river : a life in high-stakes poker, or how my son cheats death, wins millions, & marries his college sweetheart, Brooks Haxton
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Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1014588
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9781619023253
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013044915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781619023253
Label
Fading hearts on the river : a life in high-stakes poker, or how my son cheats death, wins millions, & marries his college sweetheart, Brooks Haxton
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1014588
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9781619023253
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013044915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781619023253

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