The Story of the 1971 WSOP Main Event In 1971, the best poker players in the world again gathered in Las Vegas to play in the second-ever World Series of Poker. Sin City hosted its first-ever WSOP Main Event, a freezeout tournament that would produce a world champion. In 1970, a player vote had handed […]

The Story of the 1970 WSOP Main Event The first-ever World Series of Poker’s ‘Main Event’ was very different from all those that have followed in the years since. Over half a century ago, the atmosphere was far from the sprawling mass of poker tables, over 100 bracelet events and other festival frolics that each […]

Welcome to the enthralling fusion of intellect and imagination, where the strategic mastery of poker meets the boundless realms of literature. In this captivating exploration, we delve into the vibrant intersection of poker—a game renowned for its blend of skill, psychology, and chance—with the rich tapestry of storytelling. From the hallowed halls of poker legends […]

Oh, what a tale we have to unfold today, dear readers! A young man, on the brink of stepping into a promising career in law, suddenly takes a detour, a gamble if you will, into the vibrant world of poker. Yes, we are talking about none other than the son of a poker legend, Todd […]

Have you ever found yourself at a poker table, feeling the intensity of the gaze of your opponents, sensing the weight of the chips, and smelling the faint hint of aged felt? If so, you know that poker isn’t just a game; it’s an experience. But how do top players share these incredible experiences, and […]

Oh, gather around, dear readers, as we embark on a thrilling journey through the life of a man who has graced the poker tables with an elegance that is nothing short of legendary. Yes, we are talking about the one and only, Crandell “Dandy” Addington, a name that resonates with grandeur and sophistication in the […]

GGPoker joins the worldwide poker community in mourning the passing of Doyle ‘Texas Dolly’ Brunson, who passed away yesterday at the age of 89. Widely known as ‘The Godfather of Poker’, Brunson was a two-time World Series of Poker Main Event champion and one of the most-recognizable figures in the poker world. He held eight […]

The world of professional poker has a long and storied history. Since the first World Series of Poker (WSOP) in 1970, competitive poker tournaments have given players from all over a chance to shine. New players always joining the field, with countless people vying for the fame and fortune of winning a big event. While […]

Every player has a different playstyle, specialty, and personality, making competitive poker a cornucopia of exciting stories. One such tale is that of an old poker pro lauded for his cash game skills: Chip Reese. Player Overview David “Chip” Reese was an American professional poker player widely regarded as one of the best cash game […]

Poker has captivated players for centuries, creating many iconic moments along the way. From the rounders of centuries past to Jack Straus’ miracle comeback at the 1982 World Series of Poker (WSOP), these stories still remain part of poker folklore today. But it is not just the single moments that define poker’s long and storied […]

Some poker legends are born great. Others find their way there accompanied by 16 exotic dancers and carried shoulder-high on a litter, dressed as Julius Caesar.  The poker career of Philip Hellmuth Junior is one on its own. A singular path through the game that will never be retrodden, so unique are the footprints. From […]

Poker is a game of skill that has been around for centuries and during that time it has developed a competitive scene with many fantastic moments. Central to these moments are the poker legends who have left their marks on the game, from pros with extraordinarily long-lived careers to modern-day superstars. In this article, we’ll […]