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By Herbert O. Yardley

Either an autobiography and a poker-playing handbook which seeks to show the cynical truth at the back of the ''American Dream''. Yardley describes many poker video games and characters who comprise railroad males, vacationing salesmen, speculators, drunks and no-hopers

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Mother, my ass,' said Chic. ' 'Then that must be his actress friend,' I said. The idiot was talking some gibberish. ' I angrily asked Chic, who could understand him. 'He says the red-head ain't no actress. She's a whore. ' 'Monty will break your goddamned necks,' I cursed at them and walked away just as Monty entered the back way. He greeted us cheerfully and comerred with Sandy a few moments, then asked me to come back to his study. ' he asked. ' 'Sandy tells me you won around four hundred. Here's half of it.

4th, 5th, 6th and 7th hands fold. 1st and 2nd hands stay. After the Draw 1st player throws away the Two Fives and draws to Two Deuces. Makes 2 2 A K Q - Ace High Straight. 2nd player draws Four to the Deuce. Makes 2 K Q 9 7 Two Kings. 3rd player stands pat on a Nine High Straight. The Betting 1st player checks an Ace High Straight. He's afraid of the Pat Hand. 2nd checks Two Kings. 3rd checks a Small Straight. Winning Hand Ace High Straight, held by 1st player. 2ND DEAL The Deal 1st player is dealt 2 3 6 8 9 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th *7th ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, a bust.

A bust. 1 would fold this. 7th calls on 2-A. I would fold. The Deal 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 6th 7th One Down player is dealt K ,, ,, ,, 6 ,, ,, ,, K ,, ,, ,, 8 ,, ,, ,, J ,, ,, ,, 2 Two Up A 2 Ace-King Deuce. 6 6 Three sixes. 7 K Two Kings. 9 J Jack High. 8 7 Jack High. A 5 Ace High. The Betting 2nd hand holds Three Sixes, two of which are exposed. He bets. 3rd raises on Two Kings, according to the book. 4th, 6th, 7th and 1st players all fold. 2nd player just calls, waiting for the kill with Three Sixes.

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