Fast paced with good historical content.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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I would like to put that out there right now. They had been getting complaints for years about cheating. Trivia About Straight Flush: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Instead, a judge decided to make an example out of him. All of the elements that as a writer you have to pull out of them, they were perfectly willing to talk about.

But while it was entertaining to a degree and read more like a novel, I just didn’t give a rip about the guys involved. Brent said he had a plan put together that would give everyone 75 cents on the dollar and the U.


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Sttraight were a lot of times when Scott would reconsider his involvement in telling the story. I write narrative non-fiction. This is a “dramatic narrative” account of the rise and fall of an online poker website, which went from a frat-house dream to a billion-dollar company to the subject of indictments and seizures by the Feds. For instance, were the bill delayed by a couple months and the planned IPO for Absolute Poker went forward, the frat boys would be billionaires.

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So there will be a lot of studios interested but who want to see what Runner Runner does. Number two, they were attempting to grow their business to compete with PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker.

If there is evidence then that would be a great addendum to the book.

I feel like the only reason Haley Hintze has a problem with that is she feels there is an agenda placing a gen crash there. They read like one extended party for lucky twenty-somethings. The Julian Assanges of the world all pitch me their stories. I liked it and thought it fit with what I typically write. I am really good fluwh folding into third [place].

Department of Justice was gunning for them.

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Mezroch does it lead? User Account Sign in. I would sell the rights to someone and then someone else would write it, and I would become a consultant on set. His most famous book is The Accidental Billionaires: Makes me wonder what else he got wrong. In some ways it seems like Ben Mezrich could have delayed the first chapter to the last chapter.


They had no control over what I was going to write. How deeply entrenched with the online poker world do you think you became?

I was thrilled they wanted to be so open and tell the story. Then Poker celebrity Chris Moneymaker shows up on pagewhen they talk about how important TV was to the online poker growth of the mid ‘s.

May 13, Jeffrey rated it it was ok.

It was fun to reminisce about sites, bonuses, ideas, and games long gone. Where is this money now? Busting Vegas meets Accidental Billionaires. No one is walking around with suitcases of cash. I could put an article on the Boston Globe tomorrow about money being on that plane and it would get carried all over the Internet. The only problem with Mezrich is that you can’t put his stuff down. In this case you want Scott to talk to you.