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WSOP Stories: Mr. A-T, The Best 2nd-Best Player in History

23 June 2017, Created By: Dirk Oetzmann
Posted in: WSOP Blog
WSOP Stories: Mr. A-T, The Best 2nd-Best Player in History
Johnny Moss (Left) Photo: UNLV Special Collections via Wikipedia Commons “Legend” - a traditional story sometimes popularly regarded as historical but unauthenticated, Merriam Webster Dictionary Legend, icon, hero – all these are terms used way too often and too easily today. But Johnny Moss -- the first superstar of poker, the “Eye in the Sky” -- was all that and more. Among his many legendary feats? Moss somehow came first AND second in the first WSOP. And he played the most famous, 5-month long heads-up match ever played. Or did he?

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WSOP Stories: Billy Baxter, The Original Robin Hood of Poker

16 June 2017, Created By: Dirk Oetzmann
Posted in: WSOP Blog
WSOP Stories: Billy Baxter, The Original Robin Hood of Poker
42 years after winning his first bracelet, Billy Baxter is still the uncrowned king of lowball poker. He's also, technically, the first "Robin Hood of Poker." In case you were thinking, “but I always thought the Robin Hood of Poker is Barry Greenstein," it is. But that’s a different story. And Billy Baxter was first.

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The Watch List: 5 High-Stakes Poker Pros and Their Luxury Watches

31 May 2015, Created By: Matthew Showell
Posted in: WSOP Blog
The Watch List: 5 High-Stakes Poker Pros and Their Luxury Watches
To most, spending five figures on a watch is unthinkable but for some high-stakes poker professionals it's an investment they can wear on their wrist. Noah Schwartz, Bryn Kenney, Eugene Katchalov, Doug Polk and John Racener have combined live tournament earnings of $32 million. The watches they were wearing when we spoke to them have a combined value of $116,000. We wanted to find out what kind of watches they were and why these pros love them. The answers were interesting and the price tags were astonishing.  

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17 Unbelievable Things That Actually Happened at the 2006 WSOP

6 March 2015, Created By: Arthur Crowson
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Tournament Trail
17 Unbelievable Things That Actually Happened at the 2006 WSOP
The 2006 World Series of Poker was memorable for a lot of reasons. For one, it was the biggest Main Event ever held with over 8,000 players getting in on the action before the Unlawful Internet Enforcement Act, passed later that year, put the brakes on the poker party. It was also the last year where online poker sites were allowed to satellite players directly into the Main Event so the Rio was a zoo as everyone tried to cash in on the poker craze. In other words, it was a high point for poker that some maintain we’ll never see again. Despite all the exposure at the 2006 WSOP there are a number of stories from that year that people tend to forget. Fortunately it was one of the first years that PokerListings covered the WSOP in full force so we still have a few tidbits to share. The following is a look at 17 underreported stories from the 2006 WSOP:

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Benny Binion: The Man Who Invented the World Series

18 February 2015, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Tournament Trail
Benny Binion: The Man Who Invented the World Series
In a new five-part series writer Christian Henkel digs deep into Las Vegas history to uncover the truth behind some of the gambling world's most notorious figures. This week’s subject is Benny Binion. Check back weekly for more profiles. By Christian Henkel Benny Binion went to Vegas after the Second World War. Little did anyone know he would change Sin City forever. His motto “If you want to get rich, make little people feel like big people” quickly turned the Horseshoe into one of the best casinos in Las Vegas. But the biggest achievement of his marketing genius was the invention of the World Series of Poker. These are the stories of the men who made Vegas what it is today – the greatest and craziest place on earth.

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Phil Ivey: The Cristal Balla

20 June 2009, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Unsubstantiated Rumors
Phil Ivey: The Cristal Balla
Hang around Vegas a while and you'll hear many tales of luxurious excess, though few can rival this Phil Ivey anecdote we heard moments ago. Allegedly a group of businessmen were enjoying dinner at the Wynn when they looked over at one of the nearby tables to see none other than Phil Ivey. Big fans of the poker superstar, they summoned the waiter and asked him to send Ivey a bottle of Cristal champagne, compliments of their table.

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