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James McManus, author of "Positively Fifth Street," was still trying his luck at the World Series of Poker. Story

Updated: November 10, 2008, 10:46 AM ET
By James McManus | Special to Page 2

So went Satan forth from the presence of the Lord, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown. -- Job 2:7

LAS VEGAS -- I arrived here June 3 to play in my ninth consecutive World Series of Poker. Since my nearsighted-pig-finds-a-truffle experience of finishing fifth in the first poker tournament I ever played -- which happened to be the $10,000 no-limit hold 'em WSOP Main Event in 2000 -- I'd had bad years and good years out here, including two more final tables, ...

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