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

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

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Paperback, Atria Books, 2006, ISBN# 074347659X
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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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Number of Pages: 316
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Subject: CARDSHARPING ,  GAMBLING ,  NEW YORK (N.Y.)_BIOGRAPHY
Author: Dalla, Nolan ,  Alson, Peter ,  Sexton, Mike
Target Audience: Trade
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pocket Books
ISBN-13: 9780743476591
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 4.75 x 9.00 x 0.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 074347659X
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