Anthony Holden is the author of the poker classics Big Deal and Bigger Deal, as well as a strategy manual, Holden on Hold’em. An award-winning journalist and author, Holden has also written biographies of figures from Shakespeare to Tchaikovsky, Laurence Olivier to Prince Charles, and romantic poet Leigh Hunt to Mozart’s librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte.

Joe "The Kid" Cada became the youngest World Series of Poker winner last night, but Anthony Holden asks: is he ready for the newest variation of the game, which requires no luck?

As the 40th-annual World Series of Poker approaches its climax, a grassroots campaign aims to shake poker's unsavory reputation and elevate this game of skill to the realm of chess.