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Denn still thinks life’s a gamble, but he might be out of luck in this sequel to No Limit—in trade paperback for the first time.

In this sequel to No Limit, Denn Doyle is seventeen now, and he’s made it rich playing poker in Las Vegas. But his success has attracted the wrong sort of attention from people like Artie Kingston, who’s out to get Denn at any cost. Then Denn’s luck runs out and he hits a losing streak. Artie’s hosting a winner-takes-all tournament at his new casino, but Denn doesn’t have the funds to play—so everything comes down to one game of poker. Will the cards—and a healthy dose of luck—be on Denn’s side?
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on Feb 7, 2012
ISBN: 9781442433366
List price: $5.99
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The plot of the book was very choppy and it was quite confusing. It didn’t read the well. I read this book because I like to play poker, I find it appealing.read more
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You learn a lot about Texas Hold-um poker in this book: about reading tells, pocket pairs and lots of interesting poker terminology and strategy. You also get a picture of what high stakes vegas style gambling is like: the deceit, the lack of substance, the loneliness. The ending is not satisfying, but the writing is taut throughout. I enjoyed reading the book up until the lackluster ending. Hopefully there will be another sequel to provide some details here.read more
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Denn Doyle recently owned a restaurant that he couldn't even buy a drink in. Now, at seventeen, he is putting his poker skills and fake ID to the test in Las Vegas. After proving that he has the skills to play with the best, Denn, goes on a losing streak and ends up losing his last $1600 trying to win enough at blackjack to enter a poker tournament. His luck changed the moment he met Cattie, another underage prodigy who's dealing skills put her on the other side of the table from Denn. But when she uses her ability to fix a deck against him, Denn can't understand what she ever saw in him.The detailed explanation of the rules of and characters in high-stakes hold 'em poker will appeal to boys interested in the game. Hautman's descriptions brings out the drama of each hands, with the best scenes taking place around the table. An included glossary aids readers unfamiliar with terms such as "bad beat" and "muck." The story moves slowly at times and the characters are not sharply drawn, still, anyone interested in poker will enjoy the tense scenes while the cards are "in the air."read more
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The plot of the book was very choppy and it was quite confusing. It didn’t read the well. I read this book because I like to play poker, I find it appealing.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
You learn a lot about Texas Hold-um poker in this book: about reading tells, pocket pairs and lots of interesting poker terminology and strategy. You also get a picture of what high stakes vegas style gambling is like: the deceit, the lack of substance, the loneliness. The ending is not satisfying, but the writing is taut throughout. I enjoyed reading the book up until the lackluster ending. Hopefully there will be another sequel to provide some details here.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
Denn Doyle recently owned a restaurant that he couldn't even buy a drink in. Now, at seventeen, he is putting his poker skills and fake ID to the test in Las Vegas. After proving that he has the skills to play with the best, Denn, goes on a losing streak and ends up losing his last $1600 trying to win enough at blackjack to enter a poker tournament. His luck changed the moment he met Cattie, another underage prodigy who's dealing skills put her on the other side of the table from Denn. But when she uses her ability to fix a deck against him, Denn can't understand what she ever saw in him.The detailed explanation of the rules of and characters in high-stakes hold 'em poker will appeal to boys interested in the game. Hautman's descriptions brings out the drama of each hands, with the best scenes taking place around the table. An included glossary aids readers unfamiliar with terms such as "bad beat" and "muck." The story moves slowly at times and the characters are not sharply drawn, still, anyone interested in poker will enjoy the tense scenes while the cards are "in the air."
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