Dan Schmiech wins Limit Hold'em world championship and pockets $404,585
It's been said that Texas Hold'em originated over a century ago. It was first played on ranches and open prairies. Cattlemen drove livestock to market. Many spent their evenings playing poker. Legend has it that during one fateful cattle drive, so many cowboys wanted to play poker one evening that each player in the game was dealt two down cards (instead of five) and shared the community cards flopped up in the middle. Believe the story or not -- Texas hold'em was born.
Cherokee Casino - Tulsa. Located off I-44, Cherokee Casino & Resort, "A stay and play environment . . . is the leader of Oklahoma gaming," according to CEO David Stewart. "We are the first resort destination, the first to offer poker, and the first to host poker tournaments in Oklahoma. All 75 of our gaming tables have automatic shufflers. We're expanding to 100 tables within a year." Of the 75 tables, 36 are poker tables and non-smoking. All gaming is open 24-7.
Tony Cosentino was born in Chicago, Illinois and right after his first year at Northwestern University he was drafted into the Army. He served his tour of duty in Germany and was honorably discharged in November of 1966.
Within a few months of his discharge Tony headed to Las Vegas hoping to reunite with some of his old friends in the gaming business. His first taste of employment in Las Vegas was as a shill at the Mint Hotel for $12.00 a day and no tips.
Poker legend Johnny Chan becomes first player in World Series of Poker history to win ten gold bracelets
The World Series of Poker is filled with many memorable moments: Doyle Brunson's back-to-back wins back in 1976-77 holding his trademark hand -- ten-deuce; Stu Ungar's rise from the ashes in his third world championship (a.k.a. "the comeback") in 1997; Online poker player Chris Moneymaker's stunning victory in 2003. These events rank among the most unforgettable of poker memories.
Actress Jennifer Tilly wins Ladies World Poker Championship
Question: Would you rather be loved or respected?
Answer: I would rather be loved by somebody who respected me.
-- Actress Jennifer Tilly to Details magazine
Phil Ivey wasn't going to play in Event #27 $5000 Pot Limit Omaha with Rebuys. He was sleeping at the time that the event was scheduled to start. Barry Greenstein noticed he was not registered, so he woke him up with a phone call. Barry knew that Pot Limit Omaha is one of Phil's better games and insisted that Phil get over to the Rio to play. Phil Ivey mainly concentrates on cash games these days and he chose to play a light tournament schedule this year. It's a good thing that Phil Ivey woke up and answered Barry Greenstein's phone call because he picked up his fifth WSOP bracelet.
While I occasionally talk about overcalling, nothing drives home my teachings about the fundamental peril of that tactic better than an audio lecture I did years ago. It's one of the lessons you need to master to reach the higher tiers of poker profit.
Oh, I almost forgot to remind you. Soon I'll be making my lectures available at three web sites: Poker1.com, PokerPlayerNewspaper.com, and DoylesRoom.com. I hope you'll get the chance to visit me there.
Join us at booth #105 during the World Series of Poker Expo on July 6th thru the 9th for the following events:
10:00 AM Wendeen Eolis/Len Butcher Noon Mike Caro 2:00 PM Phil Shaw 4:00 PM David Valley
10:00 AM John Vorhaus/Tom Leonard Noon Jennifer Matiran
Anglo-American relations have hit an all time low in poker terms if Max Shapiro's recent Card Player columns are anything to go by. These 'humour' columns under the title 'Big Denny Goes to Oxford' unfold the story of how "the students at Great Britain's Oxford University, scholastically brilliant but a touch behind the times, were finally discovering poker. Their representative, Chauncey Crumblecake, had contacted me, requesting that I secure the services of Big Denny, whom they had heard about from my columns, to teach them the game and set up a poker tournament.