Victoria Coren

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“Definitely there’s a thing that when I go to the card room, where one of the things why I feel so profoundly happy to be there, is it feels a little bit like getting in touch again with the generation that came before, you know, before my parents went to university and learned to speak properly and could ‘pass’. The generation before that that didn’t have any money and were kind of struggling and gambling and hoping that some magic thing would happen and their lives would be transformed.” [Victoria Coren]

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2003

Sunday, 2 March 2003

What is the attraction of poker to writers like Al Alvarez, Patrick Marber and Victoria Coren? Is it the thrill of taking risks? Does it offer them new insights into the human condition? Is there anything particularly Jewish about a love of poker and gambling? In this lively and amusing round table discussion, chaired by fellow writer Anthony Holden, the panellists attempted to get to the bottom of the subtle and not-so-subtle charms of poker.

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