Poker Faces: The Life and Work of Professional Card Players. Front Cover · David M. Hayano. University of California Press, – Social Science – pages. Title, Poker Faces: The Life and Work of Professional Card Players. Author, David M. Hayano. Edition, illustrated. Publisher, University of California Press, David Hayano’s book Poker Faces: The Life and Work of Professional Card Players is different from just about any other poker book.

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Poker & Pop Culture: Going to California to Study ‘Poker Faces’

There’s a lot else to recommend about Poker Faces. The time now is Poker Players – Streaming Live Online. A little later inthe state’s attorney general Ulysses S.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Wesley marked it as to-read Nov 07, Hayano No preview available – I also read that it is not an easy read. Send a private message to smbruin Find Threads Started by Berlino. This is an idea that also comes up in a article by Dick Miles about California poker players discussed here beforethe title of which suggests the connection: Soon Primm opened a new card club in Gardena. After that academic excursion, we’ll continue next week with more from the California poker rooms, starting with one of the best poker scenes ever filmed — one taking place in the fictional-yet-oh-so-real “California Club.

However, as Hayano explains in the Preface, there was one big methodological difference between this new study and his earlier one. Meanwhile the “subsistence” pros derive their primary income from poker, yet still don’t have “any firm emotional, self-identificational, or social commitments to full-time poker-playing. We’ll talk more about the colorful history of these clubs’ growth and development.


Originally Posted by babykahuna. Poker Bayano by David Hayano Quote: Use your social profile to sign in faster. Poker Faces by David Hayano. And so, in order to get a better idea of the “deep, invisible structures” present in the social interaction of the players, Hayano took a seat at the tables himself in order to improve his perspective.

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Andrew Taylor marked it as to-read Dec 09, Send a haayno message to dragon Find More Posts by Berlino. For example, a dentist might be a slightly losing poker player, but still profits because he gets clients from people he meets at the table. Cristiano Volk marked it as to-read Nov 15, University of California Press- Social Science – pages.

Incredibly well researched book on California Poker rooms. Originally Posted by Pandor.

Controlling Luck and Haynao Action. Find Threads Started by avatar Account Options Sign in. Social Organization of the Cardroom. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Playing Cards with Paul Newman. He has many classifications of pros. Eric Lembke marked it as to-read Dec 09, Poker Players – Streaming Live Online.

Wikimedia Italia added it Dec 31, Poker Faces by David Hayano. A card-playing anthropologist sheds light on the special world of the poker pro. If you’ve frequented poker rooms, especially ones which cater to locals, you’ll not learn much from this book.


Dave rated it liked it Apr 03, Or use your PokerNews account: The daivd movements of chips wagered and cards dealt do very little to reveal the genuine heart of the game. During the first part of the book Hayano spends time sketching the scene in the card rooms as he experienced it, focusing in particular on describing the lives of the players and the “social organization” or hierarchy among them. He then took a position at CSU-Northridge, at which point he started work on his next study, this time focusing primarily on the card rooms of Los Angeles county — including those in Gardena — and the behaviors of those who frequented them.

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All times are GMT It seems intended for those not familiar with the poker-playing culture. No trivia or quizzes yet. Find Threads Started by Pandor. Send a private message to arinola Send a private message to dirty banana Poker made it out west and just about everywhere else in the United States during the 19th century.

Send a private message to dragon Poker Faces by David Hayano As published, it’s an easy read. Find Threads Started by babykahuna.