Chapter 11 Summary

Keith has spent months mastering the game of poker. He goes home periodically for three or four days—for fatherhood, food, sex, and love—and is now making money with some consistency. Although he still feels the need to go back to his wife and son, Keith is at home in a casino. He does not study his fellow players and their “tells,” as most do; instead, he studies the cards. His personal habits are strict: he drinks very little alcohol, he only allows himself five hours of sleep each night, and he does not smoke the cigars he once enjoyed. When he travels, Keith always looks around him to see who might pose a threat.

At one tournament, Keith discovers Terry Chang is also now playing poker for a living. They meet...

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