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Poker & Pop Culture: ‘King of a Small World’ and ‘Shut Up and Deal’

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Exploring pre-boom poker in the northeast U.S. in two great poker novels from the 1990s.

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Poker & Pop Culture: The Great Tuesday Night Game Trilogy

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After playing in the same home game, these three authors each produced poker classics.

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Poker & Pop Culture: Jessup’s ‘The Cincinnati Kid’ More Than Just Pulp Fiction

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Richard Jessup’s short and entertaining novel inspired the plot of a great poker film.

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Poker & Pop Culture: Disorder in the Cards in American Westerns

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Classic westerns promote ideas of order and progress, but poker keeps getting in the way.

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Poker & Pop Culture: Moss and Dandolos at the Horseshoe – Legend or Myth?

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Did the famous heads-up poker match even happen? Sorting through facts and fictions.

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Poker & Pop Culture: Remembering the California Club With ‘California Split’ Writer Joseph Walsh

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A chat with Joseph Walsh who helped create one of the most realistic gambling movies ever.

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Poker & Pop Culture: “It’s Immoral to Let a Sucker Keep His Money”

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Sharing stories of poker games played on and along the Mississippi River involving Jim Bowie, Canada Bill Jones, and others.

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Poker & Pop Culture: The Many Versions of Bat Masterson

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A look at Bat Masterson’s colorful life as a gambler, gunfighter, and lawman, plus the way he inspired many notable embellishments of his story by others.

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Poker & Pop Culture: Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp, a Premium Pair

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Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp are legendary figures in the Old West, with film adaptations of their story using poker to help highlight their characters.

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Poker & Pop Culture: A Game That Is Immensely Destructive

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Writing in 1843, Jonathan Harrington Green wants to warn America’s youth about a new card game he believes to be an “odious and destructive vice.”

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