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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I am trying to get in touch with him to help a PHD candidate with a study on todays game. Ricardo Velasco rated it really liked it May 16, When considering the story of poker in the United States pomer the 20th century, most logically think of places like Texas or Las Vegas or later Atlantic City as the settings for the game’s most memorable and hayanno moments. It is interesting to consider how “professional” poker players — a group which for Hayano includes just about anybody who plays a lot and for whom the game is an important part of their lives — are as a group an especially self-reflective bunch.


A sociologist studies the world of draw poker in California.

It’s a decent book about the cardroom culture of Los Angeles during the ‘s. David Hayano examines the world of California poker players, circa ’70s-’80s, in “Poker Faces.

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However, as Hayano explains in the Preface, there was one big methodological difference between this new study and his earlier one. If you’ve frequented poker rooms, especially ones which cater to locals, you’ll ooker learn much from this book. Find More Posts by npc.

Poker Faces by David Hayano

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Send a facse message to avatar 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.

Even so, most of us who’ve played poker at all seriously well know how immersive it can be, making it easy if we wish to shut out everything else. To ask other readers questions about Poker Facesplease sign up. Soon Primm opened a new card club in Gardena. Open Preview See a Problem? Books and Publications Discussion and reviews of books, loker, and magazines. Find Threads Started by Pandor.


Selected pages Title Page. Hayano refuses to cast judgment on the players, though, suggesting at the very end that “perhaps it is unfair to question the ultimate meaning of any individual’s way of life.

There was also a mention of this book going in to print again. Bad username poler password Sign in. Wesley marked it as to-read Nov 07, The Image and the Reality of Professional Poker. To be precise, Hayano means “professional” in a generic sense to refer to anyone who could be regarded as a regular inhabitant of a given card room i.

I also read that it is not an easy read. But for several decades there was another stopping place sought hyaano the game’s most ardent players, one located nearly three hundred miles southwest of Sin City.

Originally Posted by Pandor I did a forum search on this book and I learned a little, but I was wondering if anyone could elaborate since I found conflicting posts and reviews of the book from google sources.

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