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by Rick Bennet

eBook King of a Small World ePub
Author: Rick Bennet
Language: English
ISBN: 1559702842
ISBN13: 978-1559702843
Publisher: Arcade Publishing; 1st edition (June 15, 1995)
Pages: 288
Category: United States
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 466
Formats: rtf txt mobi lrf
ePub file: 1958 kb
Fb2 file: 1792 kb

King Of A Small World. King of the poker players from his suburban enclave in Maryland to Washington, .

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King of a Small World : A Poker Novel. As a current player of underground games in MD I really liked this book. It portrays a real description of poker life. Poker players can relate to this book in an eerie kind of way. Winning makes you feel like the king of the world, losing makes you feel like the scum of the earth. Book could have been alot better if it concentrated more on poker playing scenarios, but I was content. Selected as one of top 6 poker books ever. com User, July 20, 2006.

King of a Small World to be the best of its kind-a poker-themed novel that offers an authentic, gritty portrait of ‘the live grind. King of a Small World - Rick Bennet. I look in the mirror and scare myself

King of a Small World to be the best of its kind-a poker-themed novel that offers an authentic, gritty portrait of ‘the live grind. -PokerNews An immensely enjoyable debut. I look in the mirror and scare myself. My hair is stringy, my eyes are mapped by red lines, and my skin is the color of newspaper. The dealer looks up at me.

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Rick Bennet talks with PokerNews about his new book, "The Baltimore Truth," a sequel to his highly-regarded . Many readers consider Rick Bennet's 1995 novel King of a Small World to be the best of its kind - a poker-themed novel that offers an authentic, gritty portrait of "the live grind.

Rick Bennet talks with PokerNews about his new book, "The Baltimore Truth," a sequel to his highly-regarded 1995 poker novel "King of a Small World. The book follows Joey "Pinocchio" Moore, a young rounder who knows Maryland's underground poker scene and the skills necessary to succeed there. I never worry about losing money gambling," Joey says. I always worry about losing it in life.

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King of the poker players from his suburban enclave in Maryland to Washington, D.C., Joey Moore faces a crisis in his life when an gambling opponent commits suicide and an unwanted baby is forced on him.
Aria
First I want to thank the other people who reviewed this book and made it sound interesting and entertaining because it was.

This book is largely set in the illegal and quasi-legal world of private poker games and "charity" casinos. There are some trips to Las Vegas and other places where it is legal to play but I enjoyed the fact that the book was largely centered in a world I used to know, although not in Maryland.

It is much more about the lives of the players and the peoplle around them than it is about the poker hands. And that fits because the narrator/protagonist knows that no individual hand is that important. You play each one as well as you can and then let it go. The characters are also involved in running poker games and other gambling and that drives much of the plot.

The few poker hands that are played out in full are quite interesting and never challenged my suspension of disbelief. The one major action scene, not poker, that impacts the plot takes place "off-stage" and in the absence of the author-narrator. The protagonist's love life is central to the story in that it puts him in a position where he has to grow up more than a little.

This is clearly a biographical novel and the central character's coming-of-age story is crucial but the other characters are compelling also. If it were not autobiographical or if the author were not honest, at least one character would come out of it better off and at least one would get her commupance. But their fates were what they were.

In one of the more detailed poker scenes, it is clear to me that the protagonist was cheated. I don't know whether the author intended to convey that but it was clear on the page. Maybe the author didn't know it.
Nirn
I first read this book when I was starting out as a semi-pro poker player. I was, at the time, buying up anything that even smelled remotely of poker. This book made the list.

I'm glad it did. Bennet writes in a relatively crisp style, with believable dialogue and intriguing characters. I especially liked his imperfect hero -- a darting and unsure professional poker player trying to make it in the Prince George's County "charity" poker scene that was stamped out in the early 2000s.

There aren't many novels written with poker players as the chief protagonists. This is one of the best.
Weiehan
This book had something I haven't seen in a book in a very, very long time. As I was reading along, I noticed something was missing. There were NO typos, and the grammar was perfect. What a pleasure!

It also contains, towards the back, a couple of the most eloquent and memorable paragraphs on the game I've found in all the poker literature I've read.

Otherwise the story is fair but hardly great. It definitely is on a level below "Shut Up and Deal", which is the best poker novel I have yet to encounter, but it is certainly worth reading.
Opimath
This is a great book about the underground poker circuit in Prince George's county Maryland. Its also the only good poker novel that I've ever read. It reminds me a little bit of 'Rabbit, Run' by John Updike.
Risky Strong Dromedary
As a current player of underground games in MD I really liked this book. It portrays a real description of poker life. Poker players can relate to this book in an eerie kind of way. Winning makes you feel like the king of the world, losing makes you feel like the scum of the earth. Book could have been alot better if it concentrated more on poker playing scenarios, but I was content.
Arakus
I pretty much agree with the previous reviewers.

As William J. Nicholas wrote: "There were NO typos, and the grammar was perfect. What a pleasure! .... the story is fair but hardly great."

As Diamond Terrell wrote: "FINALLY A REALISTIC POKER NOVEL."

As 'A Customer' wrote: "The first chapter of this book is the best fictional account of a poker game I have ever read.... As a work of literature it leaves much to be desired, but for its intended audience, an enjoyable read."

The poker is great. The novel's a bit boring at times, but all in all I enjoyed it.

As Peter T. Canning wrote: "It will sit on my poker shelf next to the The Cincinnati Kid,Shut Up and Deal: A Novel,The Biggest Game in Town,Big Deal, and The Education of a Poker Player."

To Mr. Canning's fine collection I would add The Early Train to Mindelo: Poker, Politics and Painkillers,Poker Nation,Read 'Em and Weep: A Bedside Poker Companion and Super Systems 2 (for the poker advice and for the many stories of the early days of Texas Hold'em).
Jonide
This book is not a great novel, and I will leave its literary merits to others. However, as someone with an interest in Poker, Gambling, and Prince George's County Maryland, I found the book quite interesting. It explains how those charity casinos in PG County (and likely other places) often work. It also gives a picture of the life of the "professional player", the underground gambling scene in Maryland, and a little history of gambling in the Free State. Admittedly this makes the book of limited use/interest for the general public, but it fills a hole in the literature of gambling. (The author of the book is a professional card player, last heard to be playing in the card rooms of California.)
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