The Story of the 1979 WSOP Main Event The 10th year of the World Series of Poker saw glamour like never before, with a dozen events thrilling poker fans across America. Whilst the World Series of Poker was not yet the global behemoth it is today, its reputation was growing. And with the Main Event […]

The Story of the 1978 WSOP Main Event After two years of domestic dominance from Doyle ‘Texas Dolly’ Brunson in 1976 and 1977, the 1978 World Series of Poker saw a new world champion win the famous gold bracelet in Las Vegas. A total of 11 events took place in Las Vegas, Nevada between May […]

The Story of the 1977 WSOP Main Event In 1976, Doyle Brunson won his first WSOP Main Event title. Just 12 months later, he would enter the lexicon of American heroes after bagging back-to-back triumphs. With more preliminary events than ever before, a young challenger, and an incredible final hand, the 1977 World Series of […]

The Story of the 1976 WSOP Main Event The 1976 World Series of Poker was a landmark poker tournament in so many ways. The crowning of a new champion put a legendary poker character into a spotlight that would shine on him for half a century. In the previous year, there were a total of […]

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 […]

The Story of the 1975 WSOP Main Event In 1975, every single World Series of Poker event was a bracelet event. After the winner of the Main Event in 1974, Johnny Moss, was awarded the very first WSOP gold bracelet for the win along with the top prize of $160,000. This trend was adopted for […]

In the world of high-stakes poker, the Triton Poker Series stands out as a beacon of both opulence and competition, offering a fascinating narrative that weaves together the thrill of the game, the allure of exotic locations, and the drama of titanic clashes among the poker elite. This series has transformed not just how tournaments […]

The Story of the 1974 WSOP Main Event In 1974, the stakes were higher than ever before in the World Series of Poker. Across one week in early May, dreams were made and shattered as Johnny Moss, The Grand Old Man of Poker won his third world championship in the first five years of Benny […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]