Jonny Magic and the Card Shark Kids (Compact Disc)

How a Gang of Geeks Beat the Odds and Stormed Las Vegas

By David Kushner, David Kushner (Read by)

Listen & Live Audio, 9781593160692

Publication Date: September 1, 2005

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (1/10/2011)
Paperback (8/29/2006)

List Price: 27.95*
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Description

If you think a gang of real-life geeks can't take on the world and win big...think again. And whatever you do, don't sit down across a gaming table from Jon Finkel, better known as Jonny Magic. Jonny Magic and the Card Shark Kids is his amazing true story: the jaw-dropping, zero-to-hero chronicle of a fat, friendless boy from New Jersey who found his edge in a game of cards?and turned it into a fortune The ultimate bully-magnet, Finkel grew up heckled and hazed until destiny came in the form of a trading-card game called Magic: The Gathering. Magic exploded from nerdy obsession to mainstream mania and made the teenage Finkel an ultra-cool world champion. Once transformed, this young shark stormed poker rooms from the underground clubs of New York City to the high-stakes tables online, until he landed on the largest card-counting blackjack team in the country. Taking Vegas for millions, Finkel's squad of brainy gamers became the biggest players in town.