The book begins with Finkel's bad luck as a weirdo and geek in his school, the underdog type, and ends with his earning a whole bunch of money with his teammates of Lawyers (this part, if you have watched the movie <21> about Lawyer's forerunners, MIT team, will seems much more interesting), a winner of life.
The problem is that the author doesn't have the awareness that, sadly, the only people who read this book will inevitably fall into two catagories:
1) Poker fans inspired by 21, or
2) MtG players familiar with the Shadowmage
I am the second type and feel that this book does not serve well enough for us. Of course, it spent many pages on the creator of the game, namely Richard Garfield, but the game itself? I first picked up this book just for Finkel's legendary play~~
I want to see his celebrated match at World Cup 2000 in full detail, with his bluff and hopefully deck written out for MtG fans! None is in this book.
Well, it is still interesting because it provides us a different aspect of Finkel's life, his poker career, which is almost impossible to know if you only surf in a MtG forum. So I forgive the author. XD...Continua