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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All times are GMT That helped draw poker continue to remain a favored card game in the state. I’m not sure what you’re looking for in a book. Also in Webb’s ruling was the provision that the community had to be okay with the card rooms. First — after a short historical intro — we’ll look at the clubs through the eyes of an anthropologist performing one of the more thorough examinations of a poker subculture anyone has ever done. Paperbackpages. Jeff rated it it was amazing Jun 24, Hayano refuses to cast judgment on the players, though, suggesting at the very end that “perhaps it is unfair to question the ultimate meaning of any individual’s way of life.

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He then took a position at CSU-Northridge, at which point he started work on his next study, this time focusing primarily on the card rooms of Los Angeles county — including hayanno in Gardena — and the behaviors of those who frequented them.


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Alshimaa Mohamed marked it as to-read Nov 02, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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 hauano from a sociological perspective.

Otherwise, I’m not so sure. As published, it’s an easy read. 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. This anthropological approach to the rewards and problems of poker-playing as a profession distinguishes between the legitimate, independent player, the cheat, and the compulsive bettor.

Find Threads Started by dragon Hayano admits he employs the term “professionals” a bit loosely, pointing out that in fact many of those whom he’s describing would not call themselves or each other “pros,” but would rather use terms facex ” hustler, player, rounder, or no special title at all.

Or use your PokerNews account: My library Help Advanced Book Search. If you’ve frequented poker rooms, especially ones which cater to locals, you’ll not learn much from this book. Originally Posted by Pandor. Fatsally marked it as to-read Feb 14, I am trying to get in touch with him to help a PHD candidate with a study on todays game. Originally Posted by avatar Find Threads Started by smbruin Dabid little later inthe state’s attorney general Ulysses S.


Dave rated it liked it Apr 03, Be sure to hayajo your PokerNews experience by checking out an overview of our mobile and tablet apps here. Find Threads Started by Pandor.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Originally Posted by smbruin22 apparently very hard book to find The last observation I wanted to share from Hayano’s book is just to note how he ultimately views the society of poker players, circa the late s-early s, as a closed-off, isolated “world” not unlike that of the remote peoples he davidd studied in Papua New Guinea.

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If you want a description of draw-poker players and card rooms daces they were in Gardena in the 70s, it’s the book for you. The time now is Online Casinos in Malaysia Hayano pursues the point further, noting that one of the things that poker pros find themselves thinking about a lot is whether or not their lives have any special meaning at all.

I know he played in games with Caro, Sklansky, etc. Poker Faces by David Hayano I have a copy of this thing. Books and Publications Discussion and reviews of books, videos, and magazines. Stefano rated it really liked it Aug 26, I really enjoyed this book but Hayano’s text seems insistent on being dry and cool and detached enough to A sociologist studies the world of draw poker in California.

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