Mike Hoffman's Reviews > Positively Fifth Street: Murderers, Cheetahs, and Binion's World Series of Poker

Positively Fifth Street by James McManus
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Jun 16, 2009

really liked it

Another book that changed my life. Reading the juxtaposition of the author in an improbable run to the final table of the WSOP and the demise of the physical manifestation of the history of poker in Teddy Binion, well, it made me realize that there is more to the game of poker than just money, gambling and smoke. Its psychology, art, science, math, and money gambling and smoke. The poker table is where the microcosm of humanity meet and where mental Darwinism occurs. The strongest survive, the bravest excel, the meek inherit the table once the rich take their profits and move on! McManus is an artist and tells the story of poker with the love of a warrior and the down to earth nature of a human being! TERRIFIC book!

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