B. Cox (
Tue, 27 Apr 1999 10:06:16 -0700 Jerry,

Might want to check out the book "Big Deal: A Year as a Professional Poker
Player" by Anthony Holden. May offer a few insights.


I have a character that I want to lose big in high-stakes poker, speeding
his downfall. This is a character who has usually been a winner, frequently
by cheating. But now, the stakes are high, he doesn't dare cheat, and he is
up against some competent players.

I need at least three hands, for three short scenes, in which he would
think he might win, a sequence of plays and raises, and the hands that beat
him. These are brief scenes that are set among other and longer scenes. This
takes place in the first-class sections of the liner Queen Mary in 1936.

Any poker mavens who can give me a hand. So to speak.

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