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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 Faces: An Interview with Steve Bierman

Cardplayer Lifestyle contributor Ben Saxton continues his mission to find some of the most interesting poker players you haven’t (yet) heard about. In this third article of his Poker Faces series, Ben interviews Steve Bierman, who is determined to make a run at the poker world’s most coveted bracelet while playing in his first ever WSOP Main Event. This is a story you won’t want to miss.

Poker Faces: An Interview with Tim “TheTrooper97” Watts

Cardplayer Lifestyle contributor Ben Saxton is on a mission to find some of the most interesting poker players you haven’t (yet) heard about. In this second article of his Poker Faces series, Ben interviews Tim “The Trooper97” Watts, who is aiming to document his life in a series of YouTube vlogs. After an exhausting career in the restaurant industry, Tim is trying to make it as a professional poker player. Definitely a story worth checking out.

Poker Faces: An Interview with Carl Dunn

Cardplayer Lifestyle contributor Ben Saxton is on a mission to find some of the most interesting poker players you haven’t (yet) heard about. In this first article of his Poker Faces series, Ben interviews Carl Dunn, who has been making a living in Las Vegas as an artist, by playing guitar for tips, and by grinding it out at the poker tables. A pretty cool story – check it out!