Molly’s Game, is the enthralling true story of Molly “PokerPrincess” Bloom who ran one of the most exclusive and lucrative undergroundpoker games with it all eventually come crashing down.
So, captivating is Molly’sstory it has now been made in a film directed by Aaron Sorkin and starring anacademy award winning and nominated cast comprising of Jessica Chastain, IdrisElba, Kevin Costner, and Michael Cera. Molly’s game is a captivating read and a book that will holdyour attention all the way through. Bloom provides the reader with a glimpse ofher life before she found herself in the murky world of underground poker.Detailing how Bloom was raised in the little town of Loveland in Colorado andhow had some success at Olympic level skiing before an injury cut her careershort.
The highlight of the Molly’s tale is when she takes youthough the journey that landed her running high stakes poker games withathletes, billionaires and celebrities. Bloom, details her interactions withsome of Hollywood’s biggest names such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck andToby McGuire. Particularly fascinating is her relationship with Toby McGuire,and his reported growing distain from Bloom over time, with the most notable examplewhen he demanded Bloom bark like a seal for a poker chip worth $1,000.
From the highlights of Bloom’s time in Los Angeles, Bloom’sjourney then shifts to her time in New York which saw her move her target her gameto the high end investment bankers of Wall St. From here Bloom’s journey takes adarker turn with the book detailed her eventual downfall and investigation bythe FBI. What sets apart Molly’s Game apart from any other poker biography,is that Bloom herself is not a professional poker player. Bloom just orchestratedsome of the highest stakes underground games in town which intern lies he generalmass appeal of Bloom’s story. This is a tale that should be read by all, pokerpayer or not.