The Biggest Game in Town

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  1. The Biggest Game in Town by British author A. Alvarez centered around the personalities and culture of poker players at the World Series of Poker.

The Song Remains the Same

Published in 1983, The Biggest Game in Town preceded the current poker boom by a few decades but captured many of the essential components of the game that remain relevant today.

By interviewing players like Doyle Brunson, Mickey Appleman, Jack Straus, and Amarillo Slim, Alvarez unearthed many salient details about the poker life such as poker players' disregard for money, hustling nature, and keen observational ability.