/*! elementor – v3.19.0 – 28-02-2024 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} The Story of the 1987 WSOP Main Event In 1987, a poker legend won the World Championship in a feat that has inspired millions of people to take up the game in the decades that followed. With the WSOP Main Event […]

/*! elementor – v3.19.0 – 28-02-2024 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} The Story of the 1986 WSOP Main Event In 1986, poker hit differently. Sixteen long years after the origin story of the World Series of Poker being formed, yet still several years before the ‘poker boom’, the 1986 event was a […]

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. […]

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 […]

In the dynamic world of professional poker, where the flick of a card can turn nobodies into legends and the steely gaze of a player can hide a tumult of strategy, few personalities shine as brightly as Ali Nejad. With a career that transcends mere card playing, Nejad has become a familiar face to poker […]

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 […]