"To outplay a man in poker is to own him in mind, wallet, and soul." - Joey Fiore, World Series of Poker champion.

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a millionaire overnight? It was the start of the poker boom and that was the dream of millions of poker players around the world. All types of geniuses, gamblers, and hustlers flocked to poker rooms with ambitions of making it big. Follow Joey, a teenager with the special ability of an empath, as he rises to challenge the greatest poker players in existence.

Empath: someone with the abnormal ability to experience the thoughts and emotions of others. (*This is a real life ability.)

*Like other sports or game novels, you don’t need to understand poker to enjoy this novel. It’s written in a reader-friendly manner. While I’ll introduce poker basics at a gradual pace in the background, the focus will be on thrilling competitions and dramatic aspects that everyone can relate to.

*A new chapter daily Mon-Thur.

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Table of Contents
72 Chapters
Chapter Name Release Date
Chapter 1: Empath ago
Chapter 2: Everything in life is a gamble ago
Chapter 3: Seize it with my own hands ago
Chapter 4: Rip it away from others ago
Chapter 5: Captivity or opportunity ago
Chapter 6: This professor is a bit scary ago
Chapter 7: Meet the team ago
Chapter 8: The heckler ago
Chapter 9: How to win when you can't win ago
Chapter 10: Chemical warfare in poker ago
Chapter 11: Shadows on moonlit nights ago
Chapter 12: Heartwarming heartache ago
Chapter 13: What's a fish? ago
Chapter 14: What's a shark? - part 1 ago
Chapter 15: What's a shark? - part 2 ago
Chapter 16: Who comes up with these names? ago
Chapter 17: Diving into the trap ago
Chapter 18: Grant me thy clairvoyance ago
Chapter 19: Visionary entrepreneur ago
Chapter 20: Fleeting reminiscence ago
Chapter 21: Feeling of a predator ago
Chapter 22: The levels of poker ago
Chapter 23: The Needler ago
Chapter 24: The power of words ago
Chapter 25: Everything I want to do is illegal ago
26: Sonya Blade leg grab ago
Chapter 27: Kill everyone ago
Chapter 28: Dancing on the edge of a knife ago
Chapter 29: A fire that could swallow the Earth ago
Chapter 30: Separating passive and active abilities ago
Chapter 31: How to choose a target ago
Chapter 32: A guide to bullying people ago
Chapter 33: Crushing the competition ago
Chapter 34: Author's Letter 1 ago
Chapter 35: A gangster's delivery ago
Chapter 36: This is illegal gambling damn it! ago
Chapter 37: A casino towering into the heavens ago
38: First casino game ago
39: Outplaying beauties on and off the table ago
40: Hitler's exercise routine ago
41: Tournament styles ago
42: Trapping fish with a karmic net ago
43: New York Poker Championships - the gateway ago
44: School is for studying ago
45: Time to level up! ago
46: Touching the intermediate level ago
47: The Mighty Minotaur ago
48: The Italian spirit of Christmas ago
49: The legendary prey ago
50: Puppetmaster ago
51: Setting up the execution ago
52: The underdog fights for his dream ago
53: Cannon Boy ago
54: Strip poker ago
55: Clown College ago
56: The power of semi-bluffing ago
57: The beauty of semi-bluffing ago
58: Forcing a way out ago
59: A brave man’s recovery from deep-tissue facial trauma ago
60: Wild west shootout ago
61: Two empires' grand armies collide ago
62: Zhuge Liang’s Empty Fort Strategy ago
63: Joey's weapons ago
64: A tournament champion is crowned ago
65: The worst beat ago
66: Prognosis and predation ago
67: The source of Joey’s talent ago
68: What it takes to create a miracle ago
69: Night hag attacks ago
70: Death dealer and cutting cards ago
Author's Note ago
Dropping the story ago

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I didn't know anything about poker when I started this, but it didn't stop me from thoroughly enjoying this novel. I even feel like I could play now if I needed to. 

I also laughed hysterically at the comedy bits. Highly recommend!


Haven't read anything like this before. It feels like a sports manga but a bit darker. Very easy to follow along with the poker too even though I didn't know much when I started. Going to be following this one closely


Previous poker dealer I dont normally like reading books about it yet reading this just brought back all the funny moments of dealing. Its a dream come true, would of been intresting to see someone with this skill set at the table and see if the floor determined it as cheating etc.

Javier Raddo

It very interesting. The poker exciting. I never read novel like this before. I found funny and easyread. I hope writer make many more chapters and Joey goes play versus tv professionals. Worth a read and I recommend!

mike karr

i love poker and always have,  i dont mind the jargon and explanations but the attempted comedy falls super flat and is just annoyingly cringe. really ruined the novel for me .


I would give it more credit if this was a translated WebNovel story.  Characters were written poorly but are read as if the author decided to push it to a 12 and made it cringe. Same with the humor as most of the jokes feel like one liners that missed more than making sense. 

I won't criticize the poker terms because that's an actual challenge in sport stories but it reads too much as an educational info dump instead of the MC learning it organically. For instance, show one term, explain it in a game, play out the hand and then reinforce the term the next hand. Yet the explanation is still written better then the rest of the story. 

Overall, no idea how this made it on trending but hey maybe if you're reading this review you can write a better story and find success as well.