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 & Pop Culture: Going to California to Study ‘Poker Faces’

Use your social profile to sign in faster. Originally Posted by Berlino. Wesley marked it as to-read Nov 07, Books and Publications Discussion and reviews of books, videos, and magazines.

Otherwise, I’m not so sure. The Image and the Reality of Professional Poker. As published, it’s an easy read. Find More Posts by Pandor. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Poker Faces by David Hayano

On June 2, fces men were at his club playing draw poker when they were arrested, and that led to a court case in which Attorney General Webb had to rule once more on the matter. Books and Publications Discussion and reviews of books, videos, and magazines.

Wikimedia Italia added it Dec 31, Originally Posted by avatar77 I think he’s looking for the author and not the book. Fatsally marked it as to-read Feb 14, But for several decades facces 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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After that academic excursion, we’ll continue next week with more from the California poker rooms, starting with hayzno of the best poker scenes ever filmed — one taking place in the fictional-yet-oh-so-real “California Club. Send a private message to avatar We’ll talk more about the colorful history of these clubs’ growth and development.

Hayano admits he employs the term “professionals” a bit loosely, pointing out that in fact many of those whom he’s describing would not pokwr themselves or each other “pros,” but would rather use terms like ” hustler, player, rounder, or no special title at all. Does anyone know his whereabouts? There was also a mention of this book going in to print again. The games information is dated, but vaces rest is timeless.

Dec 14, Jeff rated it liked it Shelves: Find Threads Started by dragon Trivia About Poker Faces.

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Eventually Ernest “Ernie” Primm — a central figure in the history of Gardena poker — decided to open a card club of his own.

Originally Posted by smbruin Hayano explains that even just a few years earlier “this study of professional poker players might have been situated more appropriately in the sociology of deviance. Find Threads Started by smbruin Sofia Edward marked it as to-read May 26, It seems intended for those not familiar with the poker-playing culture.

Alshimaa Mohamed marked it as to-read Nov 02, Controlling Luck and Managing Action. Today, though, let’s skip ahead to the early s when a Ph. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. During the first part of the book Hayano spends time sketching the scene in the card rooms as he experienced it, focusing in particular on describing the lives of the players and the “social organization” or hierarchy among them.


I suggest you do the same. From the late s all the way through the s and after, the poker clubs of Gardena, California were firmly within many poker players’ sights. All times are GMT It’s available in a local library and I’ve read it.

Poker Faces

I also read that it is not an easy read. Or use your PokerNews account: Find Threads Started by avatar Other editions – View all Poker Faces: When considering the story of poker in the United States during the 20th century, most logically davif of places like Texas or Las Vegas or later Atlantic City as the settings for the game’s most memorable and far-reaching moments. Bad username or password Sign in.

The time now is Andrew Taylor marked it as to-read Dec 09, Find More Posts by Akileos. He’s especially interested in haysno regulars, and with a lot of disclaimers ends up offering a thorough typology of different kinds of “professionals.