Turning a rookie poker chump into a champ

Australian Poker Professional Joe Hachem competes in the Aussie Millions Poker Championship at Crown Casino, January 15, 2007 in Melbourne, Australia

Image of The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death
Author: Colson Whitehead
Publisher: Doubleday (2014)
Binding: Hardcover, 256 pages

What are the odds of an entry-level gambler getting some coaching and winning the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas?

Not great, as you may imagine.  Grantland writer Colson Whitehead got $10,000 from his employer to give it a try.

He spoke with Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio about the results of his undertaking, which are chronicled in his book, "The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death."

About the author

David Brancaccio is the host of Marketplace Morning Report. Follow David on Twitter @DavidBrancaccio
Image of The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death
Author: Colson Whitehead
Publisher: Doubleday (2014)
Binding: Hardcover, 256 pages

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