22 May In “Straight Flush,” Ben Mezrich follows a bunch of fraternity buddies through the rise and fall of what they hoped would be an online poker. Fast paced with good historical content. Ben Mezrich has great style and say with words to engrossing you into his stories. Straight flush is no exception. 11 Jun After writing about MIT students who took Las Vegas for millions and the founding of Facebook, Ben Mezrich turns to online poker. “Straight.

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Straight Flush

To help us recommend your next book, tell us what you enjoy reading. Which makes them outlaws overnight. I feel it is a very valid form of non-fiction. We talked candidly about the process of writing the book, how heavily the main characters were involved in the telling of the story, the discrepancies between the cheating scandal as presented in the book — and other accounts which can be found online, and whether or not Mezrich felt as if the subjects were being honest with him.

Book review: Straight Flush by Ben Mezrich – The Boston Globe

When it happened they did not have enough money lying around for a couple of reasons. That’s pretty much the formula for all Mezrich books. The story is very captivating and keeps the reader engaged throughout the mezrkch with drugs, girls, and big money. Then came the process of finding out how many sources I can get. So it really depends on the interview.


I was fascinated by it. The timeline discussed, was how they told the story. The only problem with Mezrich is that you can’t put his stuff down.

Based on extensive insider interviews and participation, acclaimed author Ben Mezrich’s Straight Flush tells the captivating rags-to-riches tale of a group of University of Montana frat brothers who turned a weekly poker game in the basement of a local dive bar into AbsolutePoker.

HarperCollins Children’s Books books for young readers. Mezrich has a gift for finding these amazing stories, and then failing terribly at telling them. Unfortunately, I’m no fan of “faction” like this.

An interesting story from the author of The Accidental Billionaires: Better than the movie!!! So certainly they may have still been involved in We have a lot of people interested. So he was very upset when I talked to him.

Five y In poker, there’s a concept bej a “bad beat. Despite the first chapter everything throughout the story flowed pretty well and kept the reader on their toes.

Straiht, Costa Rican government had all these employees that needed to be paid, which was a few million dollars. Its founders set up their operations in the exotic jungle paradise of Costa Rica, embracing an outrageous lifestyle of girls, strajght, and money. After I realized that, I was disappointed, but I hate leaving things unfinished, so I decided to speed read to the end. View all 3 comments. Use your social profile to sign in faster.

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Brent waivers back and forth when you talk to him. In the book this series of events is reversed, which is a big change. I had a lot of trouble keeping the various guys straight in my mind. Do Beckley and Scott Tom have a different take on the events that took place? There are IP logs, emails, and a lot more out there than the story you painted. Dec 31, Matt Fountain rated it really liked it.

You would have to talk to Brent at that point. My guess is their chronology is probably accurate. It was fun to reminisce about sites, bonuses, ideas, and games long gone.