Telling Lies and Getting Paid

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By Michael Konik

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In his spectacular sequel to the critically acclaimed Man with the $100,000 Breasts, Michael Konik again goes behind the scenes and into the action of the fascinating world of risk and reward. Meet the Chicago nun who consistently out-handicaps the bookies with her pro football picks. Observe the world's greatest backgammon hustler at work as he travels the globe in search of fresh suckers. Follow the legendary (and widely feared) Line Mover, who massive sports bets force bookies nationwide to alter the odds. Live the secret life of the High Roller, who gets whatever he wants (yes, whatever) just by showing up in Las Vegas. Glimpse the wild scene at the casinos in Macao and visit some of the planet's poshest gambling dens. Get tips on how to set up the perfect home poker game, how not to get ripped off by offshore sports books and how to play Who Wants to be a Millionaire like a gambling expert. The title story, an alternately comical and insightful examination of poker and love, is a brilliant account of Konik's participation in the World Series of Poker, where the winner walk away with more than $1 million.

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