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"To be a Road Gambler you had to do four things: 1) Find the game 2) Beat the game 3) Not get arrested
4) Not get robbed."
- Amarillo Slim Preston
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Travel and gaming writer Lawrence Henderson is back with another contribution to High Roller Radio. This time, he advises us about online slots. Read More
Why do they call it 'The Nuts?'
Plus, legends of the game and their nicknames. And, five things to think about in this crazy game of poker. MORE
Wild Bill Hickok James Butler Hickok is one of three Poker Hall of Famers to die while playing poker (along with Tom Abdo and Jack Straus.) Legend has it, his regular seat (back to wall) was taken, so he had to sit with his back to the door. Talk about a bad beat. Hickok was shot in the back in 1876 while holding two aces and two eights. The hand has since been called the 'Dead Man's Hand.' Golden Nuggets
So, what happens when someone dies at the poker table?
Ladies legend Susie Isaacs has the answer:
The 2014 World Series of Poker is down to the final table, nine players who will be vying for the $10 million first prize and the title of world champion. MORE
Irish legend Padraig Parkinson is back and better than ever! Parkinson, winner of the inaugural Late Night Poker across the pond and 3rd at 1999 main event, talks about everything from Phil Ivey's greatness to soccer superstar Luis Suares (the guy who bit the other guy) getting fired from 888.com to Henry Orenstein, the 90 year old inventor of Transformers, making a WSOP final table:
Chad Brown Tributes
Diagnosed three years ago with liposarcoma, a rare form of cancer, poker star Chad Brown has passed away at the age of 52. He was ponounced dead at 1:15 am Wednesday morning at Calvary Hospital Hospice in the Bronx, New York. Brown won $3.6 million in live tournaments and over this opast weekend received an honourary WSOP gold bracelet. Brown's one-time wife Vanessa Rousso sent out this tweet:
Unfortunately @Downtownchad has passed this evening. He touched so many during his lifetime and will live on within them. I love you Chad.
Brown had also worked as a model and played minor league baseball.
Main Event Madness
We are quickly approaching the 2014 main event. We thought we'd get you in the mood with a flashback interview with Canadian Marc Etienne McLaughlin, who finished 6th as a November 9'er last year:
Dutch Boyd Wins #3
Recently a guest with us, Dutch Boyd parlayed some High Roller Radio magic into his 3rd gold bracelet by winning Event #33, a $1,000 No Limit Hold'em tournament for close to 300k.
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David Tuchman is the voice of the WSOP Live Streams, broadcasting the final tables at this year's big show. He, along with a plethora of expert color commentators, does a fantastic job providing the worldwide audience insightful analysis as players battle for the bracelet:
How the scientific community uses wagers to its advantage. LISTEN
Legends of the Game
In a Nevada oral history, Binion said he followed a simple philosophy when serving his customers: "Good food, good whiskey, good gamble.” MORE
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Expert card counter and founder of Blackjack Apprenticeship, the best card counting resources online. Talks about the art of card counting, his Christian roots, his appearance in the documentary Holy Rollers, Ben Affleck and how he got his start in Seattle:
This is Isaacs' second appearance on High Roller Radio. She is the 1996 & 1997 WSOP Ladies Champion and was 10th at the 1998 main event. She's written five books and now represents the Senior Poker Tour. Wonderful guest! Question: What happens if a player dies at the poker table while holding the winning hand?
@thechipburner is one of our favourites; 1986 Grand Prix of Poker winner, 1993 WSOP bracelet winner in 7-Card Stud and the guy invented Omaha, introducing it to the masses. He also finished 6th in the main event in 1994, the year Russ Hamilton won it...makes you go hmmm: