I've rediscovered my fascination with gambling addiction in the wake of Matt's bust-out. You can't be a poker player who doesn't think about addiction. It's like being an eighty-year old who doesn't think about death. It's staring you in the face all the time.
Forget Wall Street-America's best and brightest now seek their fortune at the poker tables.
Raf Verheij is a twenty-five year old math prodigy who likes to think that his current situation is unique: poker pulled him out of a deep hole instead of leading him into one. Robert Thompson is a Phil Ivey-like talent with a gambling problem-a player who has an almost supernatural ability to read opponent's hands by taking cues from their body language. And finally, there's Matt Ingram, a grinder with a penchant for self-destruction.
The world of poker is fraught with dangers to one's bankroll and mental health-a world where the individual has to worry less about the problems that others will cause him than the problems that he will cause for himself. Broke follows these three top young players in their high-stakes quest for poker fame and reveals just how addictive this world can be.
"Excellent, entertaining, and extremely well written.I couldn't stop reading!"
-Phil Hellmuth, Poker Icon, and author of the best selling Play Poker like the Pros