Day 1 the £2,500 HORSE Event in WSOP-Europe


22 Oct , 2008 - Posted by Dan in World Series of Poker
WSOP Europe

WSOP Europe

There are 110 Poker competitors raise £2,500 every one to acquire an attempt at WSOP-Europe HORSE competition. HORSE is the turning round game that made up of Limit Omaha 8 or better, Limit Holdem, limit Razz, limit stud 8 or better, and limit 7 card stud. Every diversion is dealt for eight hands previous to exchanging. Leading light professionals contributing in today’s occasion comprise Chad Brown, Roland De Wolfe, Andy Black, Layne Flack, Thor Hansen, Jens Voertmann, Dave “DevilFish” Ulliott, Erik Seidel, Vanessa Rousso, Allen Cunningham, David Benyamine, Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, Mike Matusow, Andy Bloch, John Juanda, John Phan, Gus Hansen, Barry Greenstein, Phil Ivey, and Phil Hellmuth. Also marked in the meadow, creating his foremost manifestation at this WSOP-Europe was Doyle Brunson.

Play improvement rather sluggish to start with but shortly spontaneous as the arrangement for this Poker event looks a slight express. Phil Ivey recorded a pleasant three means pot throughout a stud 8 stage next to Jason Newitt with Thomas Bihl. Ivey was led the battle on the turn and on river. Bihl trapped a couple of queens on 6th, and wagered out presenting a board of (X-X) J♣-9♠-Q♦-Q♣. Ivey increase the amount presenting a board of (X-X) 6♣-5♠-6♠-J♦. Newitt folded. 7th Street was dealt horizontal and Bihl checkered to Ivey, who enthusiastic out a gamble. Bihl got the call. Ivey presented 6♦-5♣ for his downcards used for a full house moreover Bihl folded. At this moment in the competition, Ivey was about 18,000 chips in.

More than a few tables had extremely burly arrays but not any contrasted to Poker table eight. Table eight had Doyle Brunson, Max Pescatori, Chad Brown, Thor Hansen, Chris Bjorn, John Juanda, Robert Wiliamson III, Jean-Robert Bellande, and a little unidentified gentleman. Oh wait a minute the unidentified gentleman was the dealer.

Chad Brown finished up as the foremost celebrity got rid of from day 1’s H.O.R.S.E. competition. In the Omaha 8 or better stage, Chad Brown created a two bets before the flop of 5♥-2♣-7♥. Both Jean-Robert Bellande and Robert Williamson III prepared the call. The fourth street of Q♣ and the fifth street of the 10♥ were betted down. Williamson presented 8♥-6♣-3♠-A♣ for the best low cards and Bellande presented 6♦-3♥-2♥-K♣ for a flush. Brown folded his cards and started out of the competition vicinity.

The subsequent star to strike the flap was Andy Black. At some point in a stud event, Black completed the raise on turn presenting (X-X) J♦-4♥. Ivo Donev, the unique bettor got the call presenting (X-X) J♥-5♠. Black trapped a 3♣ on river and Donev trapped the 3♠. Then they both bet nothing. Donev shut out the bet after grabbing an A♥ on sixth. Black just had three 25 value chips and got the call following catching the 2♣. Donev presented J♠-9♥ for a couple of jacks. Black presented A-Q for the wheel draw. Donev trapped the nine on a fifth street for jacks upbeat and Black just trapped the king, then Andy grew fainter to Black.

Phil Hellmuth has had actually landing his hold today. Phil has been close crammed of the chip ahead for nearly the entire round. In the Omaha 8 cards linking him, Neal Friets, and Layne Flack, Phil wagered out on the board of 5♥-6♠-4♥-6♦ and Flack moved about drained. Friets and Hellmuth called along. The fifth street dropped the J♦ and Hellmuth gamble out. Friets got the call. Friets presented 2♠-3♦-9♣-7♠ for the seven up straight and the 6 low. Hellmuth afterward flipped over A♣-3♣-6♥-6♣ for a four of a kind of sixes and 2nd nut low. Flack mentioned, “Four of a kind of sixes and the 2nd nut low, is that everything you got?” He afterward folded his cards and disappeared from the competition vicinity.

Soon after that Mike Matusow as “the Mouth” begun taunting Hellmuth regarding the truth so as to Hellmuth has never succeeded the bracelet in the non-holdem competition. This was really right. Hellmuth has eleven gold bracelets, however each and every one in single variety of holdem or any more. Norman Chad as excerpted as uttering, “He is the one magician, but young man, what the trick.”

HORSE was not the simply item being engaged today. Throughout the rests Mike Matusow, John Juanda, Phil Hellmuth, and Doyle Brunson chooses to fool around some $1,000 a means Chinese Poker. Unhappily for Matusow, he did not succeed the hand. The mass could listen to his outburst athwart the room following the break.

Thor Hansen once more could not call for assist from Odin as well as broken out as of today’s game, even though we don’t have the factors of his ruined-out. Dave Ulliott the “DevilFish” ruined-out soon after down a huge stud pot next to Gary Jones’s “ace high.” The one who eradicated by David Williams while he obscured queens couldn’t outdraw Williams crack aces was Michael Binger. Mike “Timex” McDonald and Chris Ferguson were as well victims of the last stage.

After a 12 hours and 30 minutes gathering, the opening day of a HORSE competition completed by Phil Ivey in first place. This is supposed to move toward as a surprise to no one seeing as Ivey is believed by numerous chosen the most excellent in general poker competitor living. In an appalling progress to all, Phil was in 2nd position with had 54,200 chips. Woody Deck was 3rd in chips about 37,500. Howard Lederer and Daniel Negreanu are together hanging just about the 30,000 chip stain. Just now it comes into view that Richard Ashby was the little load at 3,200 chips. For several unheard basis, Mike Matusow didn’t account the quantity of chips he had outstanding, however he is certainly still herein session. It as well comes out that Brunson out of action everywhere something like finished of the day however we do not have some statistics on how this happened.

56 competitors stayed alive for Day 1 of this £2,500 HORSE round. Tomorrow swears being an extended day since we are predicted to fool around to the ultimate table. With a quick arrangement of deal, look forward to lots of untimely bust-outs and after that play to slow to a crush as we move toward the cash bubble. Just 16 competitors will take home in this competition with 16th position receiving £4,812. The champion of this session will obtain £76,999 moreover the popular gold bracelet. The day 2 of the said competition will kick off Sunday at 2 o’clock p.m.

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Terrible plays Razz Rounds in H.O.R.S.E. Games to look out


19 Oct , 2008 - Posted by Dan in Razz Poker

H.O.R.S.E has been a game that has been growing in popularity since 2006.  It is a game of five revolving poker modifications of Holdem, Omaha 8 or Better, Razz, Stud, and Stud 8 or Better.  The one game that players are the least knowledgeable in is Razz although most players have exposure to many of the other games.  They make many awful plays or do things that you would not usually see in a razz Poker game as a result.  These are few things that can appear for during a Razz round in an H.O.R.S.E. game.

First, there may be players in your crowd that will settle on to sit out many of the hand in the Razz round depending on how the game is prearranged, which is more common in H.O.R.S.E. cash games at the same time as different to tournaments. These players may only play a hand that is actually strong as a result. You can play a marginal hand next to these players in the hopes that they may catch bad and fold to pressure sometimes. It is not like call down this type of Poker player if you are showing an ace and they come in with a King.  Nevertheless, occasionally you can come in and see 4th street if you are showing a 9 or 10 and they are showing a card from 5 to 8.  They will fold to a stake on fourth if they catch paint and you improve sometimes.

It is a safe bet with the intention having a couple of really strong low cards below if a player calls a completion bet on third that was a bring-in or has a card 10 or higher.  Pay close attention to how they improve and if you are improving, bet your hand strong as a result.  Generally a player is going to put them on A-2 or A-3 in the hole if someone calls a completion with a 10 or higher.  Slow down or even fold if you can’t outdraw them if by 6th street they are showing possibility to have a better hand than yours.

The player holding their hole Poker cards are either strong or perfect if someone hits a pair on their board and they call a bet from you.  Keep on to pushing your advantage unless they happen to get better or you fall behind.

After that don’t try and bluff a calling station as in some form of poker.  Some players are showing K-7-8-9 and they will not fold their hand even if you are showing A-2-3-4.  This may seems odd, but some have experienced it. And some have also lost when their hole cards were 8-9-10 to this form of player.

A reminder, most players that play H.O.R.S.E. have a tendency to concentrate in some games and just are regular in some games and Razz is the game that most players have the slightest amount of knowledge with.  You will see some awful plays during the track of a H.O.R.S.E. game that you may not see that frequently in a Razz cash game as a result

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Strong Boards Plays In Razz Poker


19 Oct , 2008 - Posted by Dan in Razz Poker

Razz is a match where the nastiest hand wins like we all know.  Based on what you are showing on your board there are many times in this game where you can compel a person out of a hand.  If they are willing to fold, part of this requires that your Poker opponent is smart enough to be able to put you on a better hand of course.  You cannot bluff a calling station, don’t try if you are not in favor of one.

There are many times where you can oblige them off of a hand based on what you are showing.  For instance you are on fifth street showing 9-8-7 and you are right now at best might have a made nine.  You can draw to a seven, assuming your hold Poker cards are good if you catch perfect one.  Now, look at your opponent’s board and they are showing 8-8-J.  Ask yourself what is the best they can expect to draw to.  Right now they are still drawing and an eight is the best hand they can make.  You will want to bet to force them out of the pot in this type of situation.

Showing a hand that has looks strong compared to theirs is a part of being able to bet someone off of a hand.  Determining what they could draw to is the other part. Being able to put them on potential Poker hands is necessary. What can they draw to if they catch three cards perfect when on Fourth Street and what can they catch if they are on fifth?

Notice in the examples above that there is contribution of hole cards?  The reason behind this is you are betting based on your supposed strength and not on the real strength of your hand in the case of playing your board.  It is a very money-making form for this game and a different form of bluffing.

A player started playing live skilled tournaments in 2006 and the second set of tournaments he played was at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles, California, which is also known as The Bike.  As he went to his table, he saw a much known face at the table at the day of the Omaha Hi/Lo event who happens to be Barbara Enright, a Hall of Fame poker player

The player decided to open up a chat with Barbara who was very gracious and very friendly.  They got into a conversation about Las Vegas and so forth and told her he was new to poker tournaments. The player decided to try and get her advice on Razz because he knew that she was a fantastic stud player.   The game was offered at the World Series he does not have any idea about it. He asked for her recommendation on the game and it was very helpful.  “Play your boards strong.  Razz is a game of strong boards” she said and she was correct as he played the game.

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Other Players in Poker world


19 Oct , 2008 - Posted by Dan in World Series of Poker

As Poker has become popular we have become familiar with a lot of the top professional players in the world. Poker players unite on Las Vegas to compete for World Series of Poker bracelets annually and on WSOP programming every year we expect to see guys like Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu and Scotty Nguyen. Every one of those players is great and deserves all the publicity they get. Nevertheless there are a lot of other great players you just don’t hear a lot about who have won multiple bracelets, but aren’t as visible like the television professionals. These guys get a little attention of there own for the great undertakings at the WSOP.

Loads of people don’t even know who he is, but Billy Baxter has seven World Series of Poker bracelets. Winning his first bracelet in a 1975 deuce to seven lowball event and has went on to cash 28 times so far, Billy is a true legend of the game. Even though he only won 1 in the 90’s, he won 5 of his seven titles in the 80’s. He has made seven cashes since capturing his last bracelet in 2002. His wins have come in less popular games like deuce to seven lowball, Razz and Ace to Five draw is the reason you may not be familiar with Baxter. Proving that he is still a great player, he had a final table in event 40 most recently in 2008. Baxter deserves his spot in the midst of the poker greats of all time with 7 bracelets and more then a million in WSOP earnings,

Did you know Layne Flack that has 6 WSOP bracelets? With 19 career cashes, he has more then $2.2 million in career World Series earnings. He won his first title in 1999 in a pot limit holdem event for more then $220 000. In winning No Limit Holdem, Omaha Hi/Lo and pot limit Omaha rebuy is where his career would take off from there. bracelets. In 2008 Layne won his first bracelet in 5 years and took home more then a half a million dollars. Flack has 6 titles and has ended in the top five, five times. He had won a couple of those tournaments he would be right up there with career bracelets throughout his career.

Berry Johnston is a main event winner although a lot of people don’t know him. In 1986 Johnston took home the bracelet and $570 000 when he won the main event.  He has cashed an amazing 56 times in his career and has 5 bracelets in total. With his best finish being 10th in the World Championship of Omaha he cashed 3 times in 2008. Johnston has definitely had a great career with over $2 million in career earnings. He is known as one of the tightest and most solid players in Texas Hold’em history.  Johnston is bound to get a lot more cashes in his career and compete for more bracelets by the way he plays.

Another main event winner, Tom McEvoy took home the title in 1983.  He has 36 career World Series of Poker cashes and 4 bracelets in total. He continues to play in the series every year and has career earnings of more then $1.2 million. McEvoy has cashed 7 times in the last three years even if he is on a big bracelet drought not winning one since 1992. he won two events including besting Doyle Brunson at the final table of the main event  in 1983. His four bracelets are in four different games Limit Holdem, No Limit Holdem, Razz and Omaha. McEvoy is an excellent player and deserves his spot in poker history. In 2008 he finished in the top 30 twice and made more then $12 000.

Chau Giang is one of the best characters in poker. He has won 3 bracelets and has 46 career cashes. Giang with 8 cashes with 3 top 15 finishes had an amazing 2008. He is still an excellent poker player and can win every time he plays. His earliest bracelet came in 1993 and most lately won a 2004 Pot Limit Omaha event. Chau finishing in the money 17 times over the past 3 World Series of Poker’s, is indeed a cash machine.  When he finished 3rd at a Pot Limit Omaha event for almost $300 000 was His biggest cash in 2006. Chau is one of the most consistent and best players in the world as his Career earnings of close to $1.5 million.

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Basic Razz Poker instructions


19 Oct , 2008 - Posted by Dan in Razz Poker

A variation of only 7 card stud poker that is played for low, Razz Poker is can be thought of as playing stud in reverse.

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The worst hand wins, which means straights and flushes do not count against your hand as well and in Razz, aces are constantly low. A pair of aces is actually lower than a pair of deuces as a matter of fact. Suits are unrelated because the card rank is the only thing that matters in razz. The best hand in Razz is an A-2-3-4-5, or the wheel not like stud eight or better, there is no qualifier in razz Poker. If someone holds A-2-3-6-6 and you hold 4-4-8-7-5, then you win.

Stud eight different than other stud game because there are a couple of rule changes in regards to betting like the highest card showing on Third Street is the bring-in and the lowest showing hand opens the betting from fourth through Seventh Street or else the game is dealt as a usual stud game

Begin with a very tight strategy in regards to playing razz as a beginning player. Start with three cards eight and lower. Hands that include an ace and a deuce or a three are preferred. Abandon the hand, especially if the door card is higher than 9, and if your hand has a card higher than nine. You can actually play hands that contain a Poker card above an eight. You need to start off with a solid strategy at times. If you are holding a three card nine and your opponents are showing a nine or higher that is the only time playing a hand with a card above an eight is recommended. Can play a nine low In this case or wait until you get an improved grip of the game otherwise. Hoping that they can catch a couple of low cards to make a good draw many players will play a high card with an A-2 or an A-3. Initially, you are telegraphing that you have a pair of solid low cards as hole cards if you call a bring-in or a finishing point with a card higher than a nine showing. When you make this play a player will punish you at the tables with extra bets and you have to almost always abandon the hand if you don’t catch immediately,.

It is time to abandon the hand in most cases when you do not recover your Poker hand by Fifth Street. You must catch both cards perfect to make a hand and betting on limits double. There may be times that you will want to dump your hand at Fourth Street. If you start with a three card eight and on fourth for example, your opponent catches a 7 to go with a low card, then you are very liable against a seven low draw. It’s time to fold when you will have to catch every card perfect to outdraw a seven in this case.

When a player is boardlocked learn how to recognize this situation. Boardlocked is a situation when a player is locked into a assured hand and cannot advance to beat you. For instance, your opponent is showing 9-10-8 as their board and you have a 7-6-5-4-A low on Fifth Street. There is no possible way they can outdraw you with two cards remaining even if both are their down cards are perfect, such as A-2. Knowing if you are drawing to a hand is also a helpful thing. You can usually call a bet in most cases since you can catch many cards to beat his hand if you have four cards to a six low on Sixth Street and your opponent is boardlocked into an eight low. pay careful attention to not only what your opponent is showing but also keep in mind what the best possible hand is that he or she can draw is a requirement in boardlock situations. over time.

Play your board aggressively because Razz is a game where you need to play a strong looking board aggressively to push drawing hands out. If your opponent is showing a couple of high cards then you need to bet and you are sitting on Fifth Street with a three card seven which also the same when your opponent pairs up on his board or catches high cards that leave him drawing lower than you. It does not matter what your hole cards are in some cases. For example, you call a bring in with a A-4 in the hole and a deuce up and immediately catch a 4 while your opponent has a 10-8 showing. It’s hard for your opponent to know this while you are technically behind right now. You just now picked up a wheel draw as far as he knows might have started with A-2-3. You may be able to push him out depending on how the board falls as right now If he does not fold because he has a four card ten at best.

It is significant that you stay versed in all forms of poker now that mixed games are picking up status. Razz is a game that you will likely see only played in either at higher levels at a casino or tournament. You also can effortlessly find it in most of the larger poker rooms online. Many people do not play this game well, so build a solid foundation for the game will prove gainful over the long tow like stud eight or better.

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Barbara Enright -WSOP Legend’s Profile


19 Oct , 2008 - Posted by Dan in World Series of Poker

In 1995, Barbara Enright starred a final Poker table that featured Chuck Thompson, Captain Tom Franklin, and concluding champion Dan Harrington. Her legend remained even though it took an unlucky outdraw by Brent Carter to eliminate her from the event. This even made Barbara Enright is the first woman to ever make the final table of the World Series of Poker Main Event.

Enright took down the 1996 Pot Limit holdem event for $180,000 and the coveted gold bracelet following her performance in 1995 by becoming the first woman to ever win an open event at the World Series of Poker where she third overall bracelet. in both 1986 and 1994, she won bracelets in the Women’s 7 card stud event.

Her ability as a stud player made Enright known around the Poker world for. Countless of her previous tournament wins and cashes were in Stud.  Not only has she proven herself as a competent No Limit Holdemplayer, she also held numerous cashes and 4 titles in No Limit Holdem. With 11 time bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth, Enright was inducted into the Professional Poker Hall of Fame in 2007.

2008 has been an excellent year for Enright. She has 10 cashes this year in tournaments, including 6 final tables and 3 wins so far. Enright was inducted into the Women’s Poker
Hall of Fame earlier in 2008. Enright showed the field why she was in the Hall of Fame by winning the event in a tournament as part of the induction festivities.

Barbara is one of the friendliest professionals that you will ever meet from traveling around the tournament circuit. She can play every game inside of a casino better than most men and her friendly personality is not just an act she puts on either. She always is responsive to anyone that approaches her and is very gracious in either victory or defeat whether you see her in LA, Las Vegas, or wherever. Barbara also was gracious enough to teach anyone who is willing to learn about a thing or two about the game of Razz and most of her advice got them started on becoming solid Razz players.

Various of the players were sitting with Enright in the 2006 Orleans Open while discussing the topic of Women’s Only No Limit Holdem events. Barbara said that she enjoys playing in them for the fact that she can go in them and be very aggressive. She says that when a woman goes into a tournament and plays aggressive like a man, they can do very well and that most women play the game too soft.

Even at her age, Barbara Enright is more than a match for many of the players that she faces. She is an old school professional poker player that has been around the block quite a few times. Enright proves that anyone at any age can play this game at a high level despite of the fact that people claim poker to be a young person’s game.

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Play at the World Series of Poker with the Events You Like


17 Oct , 2008 - Posted by Dan in World Series of Poker

I am always questioning a lot of comrades as well as poker participants regarding which events they must take part in at the World Series of Poker plus how much cash should they pay out. Several of what you wish for to engage in recreation and how many cash you will desire to pay out will rely on some issues. Let us inspect some of those.

Initially, what event that for yourself is your most excellent game? A lot of competitors that are merely Holdem competitors just seemed to be at this piece of writing in complete bewilderment. The WSOP is the set of more than 50 competitions. Whereas No Limit Holdem Poker was the majority well-liked pastime in the humanity, you include a lot of extra games to put up with. Omaha, 7 card stud, Omaha Hi/Lo Split, Seven Card Stud 8 or Better, 2-7 Lowball, Razz Poker, and H.O.R.S.E. are every event that most took part in yearly at the WSOP.

If you prepared playing Holdem, easily are you enhanced at Limit otherwise No-Limit. When you are middling No-Limit competitor and a usual champion at limit, and you will desire to amuse yourself in limit holdem. If your top game is Stud, you will desire to have fun in stud. One more kindness is when you have the nearly all winner about to competitions. For myself, my best amusement is Stud 8 or Better. Nevertheless, at the occasion that I engaged my first WSOP in 2006, I was presenting well again in general outcome in Limit Holdem games. Accordingly, I participated in Event No. 4, which Limit Holdem. I prepared the cash of the occasion.

Following you make a decision what you desire to participate, you wish for to settle on how a lot you desire to expend. Do you wish for to buy-in straight to the category or settlement your opening? If you would like to outpost your entrance, how a lot does the occasion price you desire to take part in. If you feel like to go into a 1,500 dollars game, you will have to amuse yourself with $175 satellites. If you desire to participate in 2,000 dollars games, you will require playing the 225 dollars. The satellites ascend along with the commitment of the game. I would suggest spend down with than 3 – 4 satellite admissions to attempt and succeed your opening. If you can’t succeed your doorway, attempt once more for a dissimilar games or commitment directly.

If you desire to impression the force of containing to succeed a satellite, next postpone the cash for buy-in as well as then take part in satellites to undertake and put aside cash. In my opinion, the afterward is the move toward I obtain. Consequently, I postpone approximately 2,200 dollars for every event. I didn’t even play satellites for the first Poker event which was again a Limit Holdem event for the 2007 WSOP. Luckily, I completed just fine in the cash and was capable of disburse the majority of my additional entry for the sequence with the cash won.

So to appraisal, take part in the competition that provides you the most excellent possibility to excel. Then make a decision the plan of hit to come into the Poker games. Away from that, build a financial plan for the cash you wish for to pay out for money games and keepsakes and attach to that diagram. Relax and enjoy at the World Series of Poker!

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Doyle Brunson – the Poker World’s Living Legend


16 Oct , 2008 - Posted by Dan in Poker Players

Doyle Brunson or better known as “Texas Dolly” was titled as the Poker World’s living legend.

Doyle Brunson

Doyle Brunson

The World Series of Poker could never be imagined without Brunson playing on it.  To date, he had won 10 bracelets for the WSOP and still fighting for his 11th.  In 1976, Brunson had won his first bracelet and his 10th in 2005.  His journey in life could make a great movie.  Brunson would tell about how he had risked his life just to be a poker player.  He had played against all odds and opposed with the best.  Everybody in the world of poker respects Doyle Brunson knowing for a fact that he indeed is one of the best poker players around.

Doyle Brunson had contributed much in the Poker world.  One of which is the Super System of better known as the “poker bible”.  The book was written by Brunson himself.  Super System had taught amateur players so much.  It made them better players in their early years.

He had been considered to the best player for all around poker.  Brunson had won bracelets for Deuce to Seven Draw, No Limit Holdem, Razz, 7 card stud and Horse.  He was also known as a Texas Hold’em Player.  Out of the 10 bracelets he had won, four of them were from No Limit Holdem.  The biggest cash he had won was $350,000.  That was when he won the bracelet for Shorthanded No Limit Holdem.  In 1976, Brunson won $230,000 and a bracelet for the Main Event.

In 1976 and 1977, Doyle Brunson had won the Main Event back to back with 10 and 2 hole cards.  10, 2 were the worst cards in Pokerbut he has managed to beat Jesse Alto in 1976 and Gary Berland in 1977.  The cards had been named after him.  In 1970, Doyle has already won six bracelets and in 1991 he won his seventh.  The Razz tournament had been dominated by Brunson in 1998 and in 2003 the Horse event.  The tenth bracelet of “Texas Dolly” was from the Shorthanded event in 2005.

Doyle Brunson was married to Louise in 1963.  Doyle and Louis had three children.  Todd, one of his children followed his father’s footsteps and eventually became a professional in the world of poker.  Todd and Doyle as a team won World Series of Poker bracelets.  Pamela, Brunson’s daughter managed her way to success in poker in the 2007 series.  Doyla, one of Brunson’s daughters, passed away at an early age of 18.

Brunson has had his share of obstacles in life.  He had been diagnosed with cancer in the early 1960’s and doctors said it was incurable.  He undergone an operation and a miracle happened.  After the operation, no cancer could be found.  As such, Doyle Brunson turned to religion to overcome such tiring times.

To date, Doyle Brunson could still be seen in tournaments in Vegas.  Every year, he sees to it that he plays in both Europe and Las Vegas.  Figures show that he has made more than $2,800,000 in his poker career.  The chase for the 11th bracelet still continues for Brunson.

The game of poker had been revolutionized by Doyle Brunson.  “Texas Dolly” was tagged as the face of poker.  It was like Babe Ruth to baseball, as Doyle Brunson to poker.  Do take time out to watch Brunson play the game, you are assured of ultimate experience and end up with lessons learned.  If possible, you could even play against him and you are sure you would get the hack of it.

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Walter “Puggy” Pearson – 1973 WSOP Title Holders


13 Oct , 2008 - Posted by Dan in World Series of Poker

Walter “Puggy” Pearson – recognized to be one of the unsurpassed immense in the world of Poker. He lifted up poker as well as other varieties of gambling while working in the Force in US Navy. In the beginning of poker, nearly all each poker competition is a money fixture. Walter would modify that in year 1949 after he distributed the thought of the freeze-out competition with the colleague competitor recognized as “the Greek” Nick Dandalos. Dandalos ultimately moved toward Binion’s Horseshoe by Benny Binion and the freeze-out competition was launch.

Pearson triumphed one of primary WSOP introduction in 1971 events when he came first at the Limit Seven Card Stud episode. This succeed prevailed him 10,000 dollars. Pearson’s furthermost accomplishment occurred in 1973 WSOP Main Event. The 1973 Main Event drew 13 competitors who raise 10,000 dollars all to strive and take into custody the world title fight. The last board of six falls to Walter “Puggy” Pearson, Jack Straus, Johnny Moss, Bobby Brazil, Sailor Roberts, and Bob Hooks. The ultimate board labored its line of attack losing until Pearson as well as Moss came to heads up intended for the bracelet. The ultimate card of the happening situates Johnny Moss drained with K♥-J♠ next to Pearson’s A♠-7♠. Pearson’s cards caught up furthermore the World Title in the year 1973 and the 130,000 dollars in hard cash goes his way.

Puggy Pearson succeeded four World Series of Poker bracelets. In the year 1973 he got the three of his bracelets. At the side of his major occurrence triumph, Pearson came first the 1,000 dollars in no-limit holdem occurrence and the 4,000 dollars in Limit 7 card stud championships. He made 17,000 dollars for no-limit Holdem succeed and 32,000 dollars in the stud succeed. Subsequent to 1973, Pearson completed three extra ultimate boards. One in year 1982 and the two of them were in year 1981. Two that he got were of the ultimate tables are in Razz while the additional in 7 card stud. Stud also variant of Poker was regarded as Pearson’s most excellent pastime. Additionally to his ultimate boards, Puggy cashed in the ‘87 and ‘89 Main Event.

The merely competitor to engage in each WSOP from 1970 up to 2005 was Pearson. Single motive is to facilitate for a not many years, quite a few of the pinnacle poker competitors regarded as competition poker a squander of their moment and spotlighted on money games. Afterward in existence, Pearson obtained a travel around bus with “Puggy Pearson – Roving Gambler” spread on the wall. And up to the moment of his loss in 2006, Pearson took a trip in the region of the state taking part in poker. A lot of populace also retained information by Pearson designates as man that offered plenty finance to public. It was assumed that when somebody was sick or else had a casualty in the relatives, Pearson possibly one of primary citizens to assist them.

Puggy Pearson begun as a far above the ground stakes gambler, however eventually became a celebrity of the entertainment. His thought of the freeze-out competition was a part to Poker that will possible be committed to memory providing poker competition is played. Whereas his prime in Poker Games could be in formative times of a World Series of Poker, Puggy’s legend will carry on for lots of years for the future.

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