The Story of the 1985 WSOP Main Event In 1985, one of the most charismatic characters in the history of poker became world champion. A neat fortnight of 14 events, concluding in the by now world-famous World Series of Poker Main Event, saw Bill Smith win his one and only World Championship and an incredible […]

The Story of the 1984 WSOP Main Event In 1984, one year on from Tom McEvoy’s slow and methodical takedown of Rod Peate heads-up, a far more aggressive player became world champion. Slaying a field of 132 players – a significant increase of 24 entries from 1983 – was ‘Gentleman Jack’ Keller. A former U.S. […]

The Story of the 1981 WSOP Main Event A year on from Stu ‘The Kid’ Ungar’s epic win against Doyle Brunson in the 1980 WSOP Main Event, 75 players came to Las Vegas to play the World Championship event seeking their fortune. Their number included the defending champion, as Ungar bid to become only the […]

Poker, a game of skill, psychology, and a bit of chance transforms into a dramatic spectacle when fueled by rivalry. Beyond the individual strategy, poker rivalries encapsulate more than just game theory or a cool demeanor at the table. They are about narratives, personal challenges, and the deep-seated human desire to outdo a counterpart. These […]

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 – […]

The competitive scene of poker has produced quite a few memorable players over the years. The high stakes attract some of the best players to fight for dominance in exciting battles of skill and strategy. The best of the best receive fame and fortune, becoming known to every serious poker player. Very few players, however, […]

Poker is one of the world’s most popular games, and there are plenty of reasons. It has a rich history dating back to a 10th-century Chinese domino game and the 16th-century Persian card game As Nas. It arrived in America in the 1800s and became well known in the wild west era as a game […]

The History of the World Series of Poker: 1990-2003 In the first article in our series on the history of the World Series of Poker, we looked at the formation of the world’s oldest and most revered poker title, the original world championship, and which legendary names were the first to be able to call […]