Jonny Magic and the Card Shark Kids

How a Gang of Geeks Beat the Odds and Stormed Las Vegas
Product Number: EB00165106
Released: Dec 29, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781588364944
Publisher: Random House
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If you think a gang of real-life geeks can't take on the world and win big...?hink again. And whatever you do, don't sit down across a gaming table from Jon Finkel, better known as Jonny Magic. Jonny Magic and the Card Shark Kids is his amazing true story: the jaw-dropping, zero-to-hero chronicle of a fat, friendless boy from New Jersey who found his edge in a game of cards-and turned it into a fortune. The ultimate bully-magnet, Finkel grew up heckled and hazed until destiny came in the form of a trading-card game called Magic: The Gathering. Magic exploded from nerdy obsession to mainstream mania and made the teenage Finkel an ultracool world champion. Once transformed, this young shark stormed poker rooms from the underground clubs of New York City to the high-stakes tables online, until he landed on the largest card-counting blackjack team in the country. Taking Vegas for millions, Finkel's squad of brainy gamers became the biggest players in town. Then they took on the town's biggest game, the World Series of Poker, and walked away with more than $3.5 million. Thrilling, edgy, and ferociously feel-good, the odyssey of these underdogs-turned-overlords is the stuff of pop-culture legend. And David Kushner, acclaimed author of Masters of Doom, masterfully deals out the outrageous details while bringing to life a cast of characters rife with aces, kings, knaves...?nd more than a few jokers. If you secretly believe every player has his day, you're right. Here's the proof.

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Author(s): David Kushner
Original Publish Date: Aug 16, 2005

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Author(s): David Kushner
Narrator(s): David Kushner
Product Number Z10009211
Released: Sep 01, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781593163457

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