The Biggest Game in Town

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The Biggest Game in Town
First edition
Author Alfred Alvarez
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Publication date
ISBN 978-0-395-33964-0

In 1983, Al Alvarez published, The Biggest Game in Town, a book detailing the 1981 World Series of Poker event.[1] The first book of its kind, it described the world of professional poker players and the World Series of Poker. It is credited with beginning the genre of poker literature and with bringing Texas Hold'em (and poker generally), for the first time, to a wider audience.[2]


  1. ^ Alvarez, Al (1983). The Biggest Game in Town. Houghton Mifflin. ISBN 978-0-395-33964-0. 
  2. ^ Christenson, Nick. "Biggest Game in Town Reviewed". Ready Bet Go!. Retrieved 8 January 2007.