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|  Published: Jun 22, 2009


Phil Hellmuth’s New Book Profiles the Game’s Greatest Players Twenty Top Pros Share Stories in Their Own Words By Stephen A. Murphy Allen Cunningham as a pizza delivery boy. Peter Eastgate as a substitute elementary schoolteacher. Phil Ivey as a telemarketer. Scotty Nguyen as a busboy. Chau Giang as a KFC employee. Phil Hellmuth as a monkey-cage cleaner. You can’t make this stuff up. Deal Me In, a collection of autobiographical accounts from many of the biggest names in poker, is now available to order online. The book highlights the struggles, obstacles, and tragedies that 20 of the greatest poker pros have overcome in their journeys to the top. Hellmuth, the 11-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, conceptualized the book and convinced his fellow competitors to share some of the most intimate details of their lives for the manuscript. “Each player gives you a behind-the-scenes look into their early ...

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