Sammy Farha’s journey in the poker world transcends the mere shuffling of cards and chips across the table. With a personality as engaging as the bluffs he’s famous for, Farha has etched his name into the history records of poker not just as a player, but as a figure synonymous with the game’s rich narrative. […]

The Story of the 1973 WSOP Main Event The early years of the World Series of Poker Main Event were a drama in their own right. The world’s biggest poker event, today populated by over 10,000 players in a single year, saw players vote to determine the winner in 1970. In 1971, six players played […]

The Story of the 1972 WSOP Main Event In 1972, after two years of Johnny Moss winning the World Championship, a controversial deal was struck in the WSOP Main Event. Going down in history as the first ‘ICM’ deal at a final table, the winner was a controversial figure in his own right as one […]

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 […]

Are you a poker aficionado who thrills in the artistry of a perfectly executed bluff? Or perhaps you’re an aspiring player seeking to improve your game with a bit of historical perspective? Either way, grab your chips, pour your favorite drink, and settle in. Today, we’re delving into some of the most iconic poker bluffs […]

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 […]

Chapter One: The Birth of a Legend Born in 1951, a post-World War II era of transformation, Jack McClelland’s entry into the poker world was gradual, accidental, and immensely impactful. His early interest in poker was fueled by curiosity and social interactions, rather than immediate immersion into high-stakes play. Over time, his understanding of the […]

Have you heard the story of a woman who not only stormed the poker world, but reshaped it? That’s Kyna England for you, a name that resonates in the hallowed halls of poker tournaments. But who is Kyna England, and how has she become a figure of such prominence in the world of high-stakes poker? […]

David Williams, a name that resonates with intrigue and versatility in the world of poker, presents a fascinating study of a modern-day card master. From his early days mastering Magic: The Gathering to his stunning transition into the high-stakes world of professional poker, Williams’ journey is not just about cards; it’s about resilience, adaptation, and […]

In the world of poker, few names shine as brightly as Maria Ho. Born in Taipei and raised in the United States, her journey from a curious college student to a world-class poker player is a tale of grit, strategy, and unprecedented success. As a Taiwanese-American, Maria blends her rich cultural heritage with her American […]

In the world of poker, where every chip is a story and every player a book, few stories are as compelling as that of Kevin Martin. From the low-stakes tables of Calgary to the glitz and glamour of high-stakes tournaments, Martin’s journey is not just a tale of cards and chips. It’s a story of […]

Oh, the creative pulse of Grand Rapids, Michigan! This city, known for its thriving arts scene, is also where one of poker’s most distinguished players, Tom McEvoy, first saw the light of day in November, 1944. Tom was predestined to etch his name in poker’s hall of fame. But what exactly cemented Tom McEvoy’s status […]