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Cowboys, Gamblers and Hustlers The True Adventures of a Poker Legend and Rodeo Champion

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ISBN-10: 1580420834

ISBN-13: 9781580420839

Edition: 2005

Authors: Byron Wolford, Dana Smith, Byron "Cowboy" Wolford

List price: $19.95
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This inside looks at the early glory days of hold'em, playing in smoky backrooms with legends such as Titanic Thompson and Doyle Brunson. Get a look at vintage Las Vegas when Cowboy's friend, Benny Binion ruled Glitter Gulch and ride along with the road gamblers as they faded the white line from Dallas to Shreveport to Houston in the 1960s in search of games. Read fascinating yarns about life on the rough and tumble, and colorful adventures as a road gambler; feel the fear and frustration of being hijacked, getting arrested for playing poker, and having to outwit card sharps and scam artists. Wolford survived it all to win a gold bracelet at the World Series playing with poker greats…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cardoza Publishing
Publication date: 9/27/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Tom McEvoy has won four World Series titles and authored or co-authored many titles on poker.Dana Smith is the author of many poker books and has interviewed more than 100 poker champions.Ralph Wheeler is a World Series of Poker buff and the author of the Wacky Side of Poker.

Byron "Cowboy" Wolford, who won the limit hold'em championship at the 1991 World Series of Poker, was born in a tent during the '30s oil boom. At age 17 he began a colorful career on the rodeo circuit and went on to set the record at Madison Square Garden and win back-to-back championships at the Calgary Stampede. In 1960 he became a professional poker player, crisscrossing the South as a road gambler and hustler on the exciting and dangerous poker circuit. Along the way he met and became friends with Titanic Thompson, Doyle Brunson, Jack Straus, Bobby Baldwin and Benny Binion, and many other colorful and dynamic gamblers