Ben Saxton


Poker by the Book: The Professor, the Banker and the Suicide King

The Professor, the Banker, and the Suicide King is one of the world’s most legendary poker books, in which author Michael Craig immortalized the tale of Andy Beal squaring off against “the Corporation” of poker players for millions upon millions of dollars. Here’s a unique take and review on the book, which also combines Ben Saxton’s real life experiences playing in the Bellagio, adjacent to the infamous “Bobby’s Room”, where the legendary poker action took place back in the early 2000s.

Poker By the Book: Poker Faces: The Life and Work of Professional Card Players

Way back, almost 20 years before the debut of Rounders, an anthropology professor wrote a book about his 10,000+ hours of experiences playing in Souther California live poker rooms. David Hayano’s Poker Faces: The Life and Work of Professional Card Players might be a little dated, but nonetheless offers an enjoyable ethnography of a poker room. Read the full review to get the complete picture of what this great poker book is all about.

Poker By The Book: Cards

Sometimes, some of the most riveting poker tales need to be discovered. The little known poker book Cards, by Jonathan Maxwell, details the poker life of Mike Jameson, a typical 28-year-old grinder. By delving into the authentic, hand for hand experience, Maxwell manages to get readers to truly understand what it feels like to make a living at the poker table.

Poker By The Book: World Series of Zombies

A plethora of poker books have been written over the years, ranging from Doyle Brunson’s classic Super System to more modern titles focused on online poker strategy. What’s never been attempted before is writing a poker-themed comic book… until now. PokerNews’ Chad Holloway worked on his pet project for two years before it finally came to fruition and manifested itself as the WSOZ – The World Series of Zombies. Here’s a review so you know what to expect from this very special poker book.