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Fast paced with good historical content. Ben Mezrich has great style and say with words to engrossing you into his stories. Straight flush is no exception. In “Straight Flush,” Ben Mezrich follows a bunch of fraternity buddies through the rise and fall of what they hoped would be an online poker. After writing about MIT students who took Las Vegas for millions and the founding of Facebook, Ben Mezrich turns to online poker. “Straight.

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Sad to say, Mezrich falls short here in my opinion. Trivia About Straight Flush: So he was very upset when I talked flysh him.

This one is not as strong a story as the This book follows the normal Mezrich formula for telling a non-fiction story that makes an appealing narrative. Good read, leaves you thirsting for more.

Scott and Hilt maintained they were not involved with the company past When it happened they did not have enough money lying around for a couple of reasons.

Then there is the process of getting all the court documents. If the anger is aimed at the Kahnawake then I understand. Instead, one’s in prison and the others exiled to islands mezricj the Carribean. Ben, talk us through the process of getting involved in the Straight Flush project. Refresh and try again. A true drama of obscene wealth, crime, rivalry, and betrayal from deep inside the world of billionaire Russian Oligarchs.

So somewhere in there the plane crash happened.

The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal — debuted at 4 on the New York Times list and spent 18 weeks in hardcover and paperback, as well as hit bestseller lists in over a dozen countries. And, as a student of human nature, it is an especially fascinating glimpse inside a different kind of mind.


So there will be a lot of studios interested but who want to see what Runner Runner does. He did not originally want to talk to me probably because of the whole 60 Minutes thing, and a lot of people had come after him and he was in Antigua and he was trying to figure out what he was going to do about the indictment and the government and all that kind of stuff.

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‘Straight Flush’ by Ben Mezrich

I think, personally, I agree with him. Five years later, they are well on their way to becoming the next online billionaires.

I wrote a book called Busting Mezrih where there was money on a plane. I think these guys were nervous all along except for maybe Pete.

Book review: Straight Flush by Ben Mezrich – The Boston Globe

So I talked to the guys about this. Do Beckley and Scott Tom have a different take on the events that took place? But, in the book the trip that Scott takes on the plane is his swan song after leaving the company because of the cheating incident.

To ask other readers questions about Straight Flushplease sign up. Why would Scott start a company to cheat? While so many, upon first exposure to poker, online or otherwise, wanted Another Mezrich hit! Pretty much a non-stop party, but in a nauseating way.

This one, however, doesn’t really work on either level. He never bothers to explain what an IPO is, despite the fact that it is a huge goal of the protagonists for part of the fludh, but he wastes a solid paragraph describing the over-lipst Mezrich has a gift for finding these amazing stories, and then failing terribly at telling them.

One of those players went to the AP people and was somehow sent a document that had all merich players hands on them. Top 10 Stories of4: To stay up-to-date on a potential movie version of Straight Flush, and for all of your other poker news needs be sure to follow PokerNews on twitter.


After you are done merich the story then read the first chapter and the epilogue. Brent was the guy I spoke to most about this because he was supposedly the guy involved with it. In late June, I had the opportunity to sit down with Mezrich in his office in Boston for an exclusive interview.

Straight Flush

The industry they launched grew so huge so fast, and in such a grey area of US and international law, at first it was never really clear whether their actions were legal or criminal.

So I never fluh an issue with it legally. One complaint I did have was that many of the “Frat Brothers” seemed to blend together, and didn’t really have enough of their own identities or character development.

Hilt and Scott absolutely maintain that they had no way of doing anything. But were they involved in ? When I was meeting with them they were very concerned because they had no idea what I was going to do.

Sign up to our newsletter using your email. Scott was definitely nervous through the whole process. It talks nothing about poker, just how these guys started an internet startup yawn and were thwarted by the Srtaight U.

I went to Antigua and spoke to him in person.


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