Poker Faces: The Life and Work of Professional Card Players. Front Cover · David M. Hayano. University of California Press, – Social Science – pages. Title, Poker Faces: The Life and Work of Professional Card Players. Author, David M. Hayano. Edition, illustrated. Publisher, University of California Press, David Hayano’s book Poker Faces: The Life and Work of Professional Card Players is different from just about any other poker book.

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Poker Faces

Mukta Matta marked it as to-read Sep 01, Send a private message to Akileos. Hayaano Description of Fieldwork Methods. No trivia or quizzes yet.

I don’t recall the book as being particularly difficult to read as it is not technical analysis of the game but rather a study of player types from a sociological perspective. In some ways this last observation about the “completely distinct social and legal environment” in which poker players once operated has changed a lot since — especially since the “boom” of the s that introduced poker to a much larger and more varied population.

Find Threads Started by Berlino. Originally Posted by smbruin But for several decades there was another stopping place sought by the game’s most ardent players, one located nearly three hundred miles southwest of Sin City.

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Poker Faces by David Hayano Quote: Also in Webb’s ruling was the provision that the community had to be okay with the card rooms. BookDB marked it as to-read Sep 18, That facee is no book like it and it is well worth the investment. Poker Players – Streaming Live Online.

Wikimedia Italia added it Dec 31, This is an idea that also comes up in a article by Dick Miles about California poker players discussed here beforethe title of which suggests the connection: It’s available in a local library dqvid I’ve read it. Cristiano Volk marked it as to-read Nov 15, Webb gave an opinion on hayxno matter that specifically described draw poker as a “game of science” and thus not covered by the anti-gambling law.


Originally Posted by Pandor I did a forum search on this book and I learned a little, but I was wondering if anyone could elaborate since I found conflicting posts and reviews of the book from google sources.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Says Hayano, “In contrast to the Old West davud riverboat gamblers, most professional gamblers today operate in a completely distinct social and legal environment. The book then goes on to offer some genuinely insightful observations about the various challenges these “professional” players routinely experience, including handling or “controlling” luck, dealing with winning and losing, satisfying the need for action and more. I am trying to get in touch with him to help a PHD candidate with a study on todays game.

The Life and Work of Professional Card Players is different from just about any other poker book you’re going to come across.

Even though Hayano’s commentary is rooted in the era, many of pokr observations still apply in many facees to today’s “grinders. Online Casinos in Malaysia Find Threads Started by Akileos. Refresh and try again. Send a private message to avatar Again he fell on the side of exempting draw poker as a skill game, clarifying further that card rooms were okay as long as the players played each other not the house and the room didn’t claim part of the winnings, though they could charge players’ “rent” for time spent at the tables.

Plker Posted by babykahuna Does anyone know his whereabouts? All times are GMT Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It basically deals with the way a community built around poker works.


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Send a private message to dragon And so, in order to get a better idea of the “deep, invisible structures” present in the social interaction of the players, Hayano took a seat at the tables himself in order to improve his perspective.

David Hayano ‘s book Poker Faces: The observable movements of chips wagered and cards dealt do very little to reveal the genuine heart of the game. Originally Posted by smbruin22 apparently very hard book to find Stay on top of the poker world from your phone with our mobile iOS and Android appor fire up our iPad app on your tablet.

Cardinal Casey marked it as to-read Sep 19, Poker Faces by David Hayano Quote: Find Threads Started by arinola BB code is On. Finally we’ll discuss a brand new documentary about the Gardena rooms that will help us fill in more details of their fascinating story. Send a private message to dirty banana Send a private message to Berlino.

As anyone who has ever watched a live poker game well knows, there is a great deal that happens at the table that simply cannot be fully understood from even just a few feet away. Paperbackpages.

He divides these players into dvid professionals,” “outside-supported professionals,” “subsistence professionals” and “career professionals. For example, a dentist might be a slightly losing poker player, but still profits because he gets clients from people he meets at the table.

Randy marked it as to-read Oct 27,