T. Dana Smith is the author of four gaming books, including "The Championship Table at the WSOP." Formerly the owner of Cardsmith Publishing and columnist for Card Player and other magazines, she is senior editor at Cardoza Publishing and book critic for Gamblers Book Club.
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