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By Brandon Adams

"I've rediscovered my fascination with playing habit within the wake of Matt's bust-out. You can't be a poker participant who doesn't take into consideration dependancy. It's like being an eighty-year previous who doesn't take into consideration demise. It's staring you within the face the entire time." overlook Wall Street-America's top and brightest now search their fortune on the poker tables.

Raf Verheij is a twenty-five 12 months outdated math prodigy who loves to imagine that his present scenario is exclusive: poker pulled him out of a deep gap rather than top him into one. Robert Thompson is a Phil Ivey-like expertise with a playing problem-a participant who has a virtually supernatural skill to learn opponent's arms by way of taking cues from their physique language. and at last, there's Matt Ingram, a grinder with a penchant for self-destruction.

The global of poker is fraught with hazards to one's bankroll and psychological health-a international the place the person has to fret much less in regards to the difficulties that others will reason him than the issues that he'll reason for himself. Broke follows those 3 best younger gamers of their high-stakes quest for poker repute and divulges simply how addictive this international can be.

"Excellent, exciting, and intensely good written.I couldn't cease examining "
- Phil Hellmuth, Poker Icon, and writer of the easiest promoting "Play Poker just like the Pros"

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2006 From January through March, the A&E TV network broadcasts Rollergirls, a reality series focusing on the Austin, Texas, Lonestar Rollergirls Roller Derby league. By August there are more than 135 women’s Derby leagues in the United States. 2009 Drew Barrymore directs and stars in the feature film Whip It, about a present-day Texas misfit who finds meaning in her life through Roller Derby. 2011 Team USA survives a field of thirteen to win the first Roller Derby World Cup. 2012 The International Olympic Committee announces that Roller Derby is one of eight new sports they are considering for the 2020 Summer Olympics.

This beautiful volume, full of photographs and artifacts, is jam-packed with anecdotes about the Derby and its stars. The author, an admitted fan, worked for Derby guru Jerry Seltzer for a decade. S O U R CE N O TE S Acknowledgments Page 6 “close to five thousand people . . the newest game in town”: “New York Rollers Win, 13-11,” New York Times, December 6, 1948. 9 “More than three thousand fans . . were sold”: “Skating,” by Bill Love, New York Journal-American, December 7, 1948. 28 “79 percent .

Her advice and encouragement always kept me on track. ) Furthermore, I greatly appreciate the insights on Toughie and Gerry shared by Gary Powers of the National Roller Derby Hall of Fame. I was thrilled to attend the hall’s 2012 induction ceremony and oldtimers’ game, where I sat in the front row and watched veteran stars hit the track and flip over the railing right before my very eyes. Apparently, age is not an impediment when the Derby is in your blood. And finally, thanks to Matt Collins for capturing all the energy and personality of the early Roller Derby skaters in the wonderful illustrations that grace this book.

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