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By Peter Alson, Nolan Dalla

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Now in paperback comes the first and authorized biography of Stuey Ungar, the best card participant of all time, who was once subsidized by means of the Mob in big apple earlier than relocating to Las Vegas the place he received the area sequence of Poker thrice, then died mysteriously in a seedy inn at the Vegas strip on the age of 45.

He used to be the Jim Morrison of the on line casino, a legend sooner than he used to be of felony age. Stuey Ungar, the son of a Jewish bookie on Manhattan's decrease East facet, dropped out of highschool to turn into an underground card-table sensation, ultimately removing each best gin-rummy participant at the East Coast. Bankrolled via the Genovese crime relatives, Stuey could quickly trip round the nation looking for new rivals and opportunities—including poker. He might pass directly to win the area sequence of Poker a checklist thrice. after which his success started to run out.

One of a Kind is the startling story of a guy who received at his online game and misplaced regulate of his lifestyles. no matter if tossing away his winnings on the racetrack or on a unmarried roll of the cube, Stuey was once infamous for playing each buck in his pocket. even though he had received an envisioned $30 million in his lifetime, Stuey had no checking account, no longer even a house tackle. He used to be chanced on lifeless in a Vegas motel—with $800 in funds on his individual, the one cash he had left—at the age of forty-five.

An intimate, approved biography—Nolan Dalla used to be commissioned via Stuey in 1998 to pen his tale, leading to thousands of hours of taped interviews and conversations—One of a Kind illuminates the darkish genius of 1 of poker's such a lot memorable figures.

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Als der 18-jährige Heisenberg in München die ersten Vorlesungen über die Physik im Allgemeinen und die Atome im Besonderen hörte, gab es ein umfassendes Paradigma, das bis heute Bestand hat und besagt, dass die Welt – die materiellen Dinge in und auf ihr – aus Atomen besteht, dass also Elemente wie Kupfer und Sauerstoff aus Kupferbzw. Sauerstoffatomen aufgebaut zu denken sind. Es gab darüber hinaus ein zweites Paradigma (Denkmuster), das sich bald tatsächlich als Brett vorm Kopf erweisen sollte.

50 Werner Heisenberg – ein Wanderer … Die Antwort ist übrigens viel schöner und spannender, als man denkt, und dies wird sich zeigen, nachdem sich die Großen der Physik aus Heisenbergs Tagen über seine Vorschläge gebeugt haben, zu denen es noch einen abschließenden Hinweis geben soll. Der oben erwähnte Mitstreiter um die Atome, der skeptische Pauli, hat sich später in der Geschichte – in den 1930er-Jahren – eher psychologisch ausgerichtete Gedanken über die Frage gemacht, wie neue wissenschaftliche Ideen in die Welt kommen.

Kann ein Mensch nur sehen, was er und seine Artgenossen sich ausdenken und mit einer Form versehen? Vielleicht entsteht eine für Menschen fassbare Welt ausschließlich durch ihn selbst. Ist sie seine Schöpfung? 6 Nacht auf Helgoland Doch bevor diese tief reichenden, philosophischen Fragen heftig an die Tür von Heisenbergs Bewusstsein klopften, galt es, die Aufgaben des Meisters von Atombau und Spektrallinien ernst zu nehmen und weiter an den Rechenkünsten zu arbeiten. So weit die Physik damit gekommen zu sein schien, als Heisenberg und Pauli sich in Sommerfelds Seminar kennenlernten und ihre schwierige Freundschaft fürs Leben schlossen, so langsam ging es in den folgenden Jahren weiter, in denen Heisenberg vornehmlich in Kopenhagen und Göttingen zu finden war, wobei noch im Detail erzählt wird, was er dabei erlebte und wie er dadurch geformt wurde.

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