The Professor, the Banker, and the Suicide King - Michael Craig

The Professor, the Banker, and the Suicide King

By Michael Craig

  • Release Date: 2008-06-17
  • Genre: Games
Score: 4.5
From 67 Ratings


In 2001, a stranger from Texas entered the high-stakes poker room in the Bellagio casino in Las Vegas. A self-made billionaire, he challenged some of poker's greatest players to a series of heads-up matches. By the end, there was more than $20 million on the table. For the first time ever, here is the detailed, true account of the legendary Big Game that shocked the poker world. Putting you railside to observe the pulse-pounding action, it takes you inside the iron-nerved mind of the professional gambler. Filled with vivid characters, sensational tales, and riveting human drama, this is a unique, suspenseful journey into the world of people who live on the razor's edge of fortune-where incredible wealth or utter ruin turn on the flip of a card.


  • This book was awesome

    By not playing
    I'm watching a movie but I jest want to say that this book is with every penny!!!
  • Fantastic Poker Story

    By nickgassmann
    This book is not a strategy book, but rather a great story about the game we all love.
  • Poker Classic

    By Boatbiz
    Congratulations and thank you Michael Craig, not only should you be proud of your accomplishment, but you should also be proud of what it brought to the poker community. Your book was a great read, it was insightful and inspiring to read an insiders view of the biggest poker game ever held. The Andy Beal story gave us outside poker enthusiast insight to the biggest game ever player. It gave the reader a feeling of personal connection to some of the biggest names in poker. Bottom line, it made you appreciate them and their profession that much more. On behalf of poker enthusiasts, great book Sir!