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Into the Muck: How Poker Changed My Life
Joe Turbessi provides a candid account into how he lost thousands.
In Into the Muck: How Poker Changed My Life, author Joe Turbessi provides a candid account of his own experience with amateur poker and the lessons he learned from it.
Twenty-six-year-old Turbessi, who gave up gambling in 2009, takes the reader through a journey of how a star junior athlete and top student from a loving and supporting family in the average American home managed to lose almost $40,000 playing poker.
The author writes in detail about his grandfather's gambling addiction and how he followed in that same path, motivated by a desire to win and confident in his strong ability in maths-related activities.
Since retiring from gambling, the former University of Connecticut student has been doing the rounds talking about the importance of responsible gambling and about the need for poker operators to present both the ups and downs for players.
Turbessi's book provides an insight into how he came to be such an advocate.