United by their esteemed positions in the Poker Hall of Fame, Tom Abdo, and Jack “Gentleman Jack” Keller represent the timeless spirit of poker across different generations, their lives spanning a century between them. Tom Abdo, a legend from the early 20th century, helped transform poker from a casual pastime into a game of intricate […]

A young boy, born in the picturesque town of Hrubieszów, Poland, embarks on a journey that would traverse the darkest valleys yet ascend to the most luminous peaks of human experience. This isn’t a fragment of fiction, but the real-life story of Henry Orenstein, a man whose life was a testament to resilience, innovation, and […]

The vibrant city of Las Vegas is a place where dreams are either made or broken and where fortunes change hands with the flip of a card. In this bustling city, one woman rises, carving out a niche for herself in a domain predominantly ruled by men. Yes, we are talking about the remarkable Linda […]

In the vast and vibrant world of poker, few characters are as memorable or as enigmatic as Phil Laak. With a career spanning over two decades, Laak has left an indelible mark on the game, captivating audiences with his unique blend of skill, humor, and an unmistakable flair for the dramatic. His impact on poker—both […]

In the world of poker, legends are not merely born; they are forged through the fires of daring plays, strategic innovations, and, occasionally, by transforming the game itself. Among these titans, one name stands out for a feat that reshaped the landscape of poker in Las Vegas and beyond, Felton “Corky” McCorquodale. This poker innovator […]

Within the pantheon of poker’s most celebrated figures, Fred “Sarge” Ferris occupies a distinguished position. His journey through the poker world was not merely one of participation; it was a narrative of dominance, strategy, and unparalleled skill. His name, synonymous with poker excellence, evokes reverence and admiration among enthusiasts and professionals alike. /*! elementor – […]

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 […]

When it comes to the game of poker, Edmond Hoyle’s influence is as unmistakable as a royal flush. Though poker as we know it today evolved after Hoyle’s time, his principles and philosophies laid the groundwork for the game’s development. Let’s dive into the world of poker and uncover how Hoyle’s touch shaped this iconic […]

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 […]

Lester Ben Binion, known more famously as Benny Binion, was a pivotal figure in the world of gambling. And his story is as rich and complex as the games he mastered. Born on November 20, 1904, in Pilot Grove, Texas, Binion’s early life laid the foundation for a legendary journey in the gambling world. /*! […]

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 […]