Card success helped a literary magazine

Card success helped a literary magazine

The stories about how prominent literati of past years gambled are not rare. The poet Nikolay Alexeyevich Nekrasov who loved gamblings very much was not an exception. He often visited different casinos not only in Russia, but also abroad. After a while his passion for gambling card games helped Nekrasov to fill a high post and become a respected person.

The creative talent of Nekrasov could remain unclaimed as his financial status had never been too stable. The poet realized that he couldn’t have his works published in major magazines without money, therefore his poems could stay in a desk forever. Having thought for a long time Nekrasov decided to shoot Niagara. He planned to earn necessary sum of money at a card table.

Nekrasov played few card games well. Preferans, poker and whint were among his hobbies. Excellent skills and ability to maneuver cunningly allowed Nekrasov not only to win respect of his game rivals but also to gain a prestigious status of English club of whint and poker member. Nikolay Alexeyevich earned the necessary money to popularize his works. Besides, he got many acquaintances which appeared to be useful in his professional literary career. Particulary, when Nekrasov filled a high post in Sovremennik magazine he managed to do much for the development of the edition. His friends whom he used to play at the card table with helped him greatly.

 
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