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’s journey from backroom card games to a televised spectacle reflects its captivating blend of skill, chance, and human drama. Its ascension to mainstream media began subtly but has since become a defining feature of sports entertainment. World Series of Poker The 1970s’ World Series of Poker (WSOP) events were pivotal in bringing poker into […]

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 […]

In the vast, unpredictable ocean of poker, navigating the waves of a nomadic lifestyle brings with it a unique set of challenges and rewards. Imagine shuffling from one exotic location to another, your life packed into a suitcase, with the thrill of the game as your constant companion. It’s not just a career; it’s an […]

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 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 world of poker, where sharks swim in deep waters, one figure stands tall, captivating audiences with his blend of charisma, strategy, and resilience. He’s not just a player; he’s a character, a story, a legend. He’s Jean-Robert Bellande – “Action Bob” to those who know him best. /*! elementor – v3.19.0 – 28-02-2024 […]

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 […]