Cracked Aces: The Wildest, Craziest Most Unbelievable True Poker Stories
While poker is obviously a card game, I prefer to think of it as a character game. Nowhere else will you find such an interesting and eclectic mix of people like you will at a poker table. It doesn't matter where you play (online, neighborhood home game, legit brick 'n mortar casino cardroom, illicit "underground" game) or what the stakes are (penny-ante or nosebleed) the players are virually interchangeable - diverse backgrounds, varied personas, and everyone has a story. Therein lies the beauty of poker: it's always going to be an adventure. For me, that's the greatest attraction. Not the action occurring in the game but the action of the game. For just like every player has a story, so does every game. Over the years I've had some truly amazing experiences and met a multitude of incredible people courtesy of the game of poker. While most players measure their success (or failure) based on their cash-outs and/or ATM visits, I'd encourage poker players the world over to add a new stat to their general data sheet: the incredulity factor. Simply put, if "it" can happen, it's gonna happen at a poker game!