Fast paced with good historical content.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. 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. 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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Why did he run off flusn plane? Janet has an issue with me, which I find fun. The guys were actually pretty open about handing it off to Joe Norton to protect themselves. Next see it unravel was tension and stress mount between the former friends.

I had very limited knowledge I would say compared to a lot of your readers probably. This blinded their best judgement and soon arouse the downfall of AbsolutePoker.

Mezich is not necessarily a bad thing. There were the court documents as well. Its founders set up their operations in the exotic jungle paradise of Costa Rica, embracing an outrageous lifestyle of girls, parties, and money. As a work of fiction of questionable non-fiction, Straight Flush was quite good. Mezrich mailed this one in–every mansion’s lawn is “manicured” and at least three women are described as having “ample” chests. In my opinion, the government came in and shut it down by surprise.


An interesting story from the author of The Accidental Billionaires: It seems like a stupid thing to do. I do think what is in the book is a very accurate portrayal of the situation. You want Mark to talk to you. So certainly they may have still been involved in Mezrich knows when to throttle the tension and when to let things just ride.

For him it was fun, it was crazy, and it was an opportunity. Do they have a house full of money somewhere? Books by Ben Mezrich. Feb 20, Edward Monrad rated it really liked it. But even though he obviously didn’t want to write that book, Mezrich could still have gone for a much more classic tragedy — the David and Goliath tale of entrepreneurs up against not just hen funded competitors, but the the entire weight of a broken political system, leading relentlessly to the key moment, where, hubristically believing they’re beyond its reach, they take the path that ends in prison.

Were you at all concerned there was an agenda? Let me make one observation to let you know what kind of book it is: They maintain they had this discussion with Scott and the crash happened when they were leaving the company. When I interviewed Howard Ledererhe made it seem as if he was on a life crusade to ensure the players get paid back.


Next see it unravel w Mezrich delivers on his typical formula.

Straight Flush by Ben Mezrich – Penguin Books Australia

Then anything involved with any of the people themselves like newspaper articles, strzight all the blogs. As if he wants that life for himself, and is also repelled by it.

I would much rather write a book when the people involved are willing participants than when they are not. I liked it and thought it fit with what I typically write.

‘Straight Flush’ by Ben Mezrich

Lists with This Book. In addition the pace of the writing was such that it moved at breakneck speed and never let up. Aug 20, Bob rated it did not like it.

It seems like poker blogs want a villain too. In Straight Flush, Ben Mezrich narrates mezrivh true story of six college buddies that start a small little online business that soon expands to a multimillion dollar business only to end in trenches.