One of a Kind: The Rise and Fall of Stuey ', the Kid', Ungar, the World's Greatest Poker Player

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9780743476591: One of a Kind: The Rise and Fall of Stuey ', the Kid', Ungar, the World's Greatest Poker Player

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"A standout among this year's bumper crop of poker books." -- "New York" magazine

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He was the Jim Morrison of the casino, a legend before he was of legal age. Stuey Ungar, the son of a Jewish bookie on Manhattan's Lower East Side, dropped out of high school to become an underground card-table sensation, eventually taking out every top gin-rummy player on the East Coast. Bankrolled by the Genovese crime family, Stuey would soon travel around the country in search of new opponents and opportunities -- including poker. He would go on to win the World Series of Poker a record three times. And then his luck began to run out. "One of a Kind" is the startling tale of a man who won at his game and lost control of his life. Whether tossing away his winnings at the racetrack or on a single roll of the dice, Stuey was notorious for gambling every single dollar in his pocket. Though he had won an estimated $30 million in his lifetime, Stuey had no bank account, not even a home address. He was found dead in a Vegas motel -- with $800 in cash on his person, the only money he had left -- at the age of forty-five. An intimate, authorized biography -- Nolan Dalla was commissioned by Stuey in 1998 to pen his story, resulting in hundreds of hours of taped interviews and conversations -- "One of a Kind" illuminates the dark genius of one of poker's most memorable figures.

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