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Why I Believe Russ Hamilton's WSOP Banner Should Be Displayed

1 5 June 2012 , By: compncards
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This past Thursday, Allen Kessler tweeted the following: ‏@*AllenKessler*[https://twitter. com/#%21/AllenKessler]Guess whose *banner* magically reappeared at the *wsop*? http://pic. twitter. com/vlxWzZFU The picture tweeted was of the banner of 1994 WSOP Main Event Champion Russ Hamilton.
Categories: 1997 WSOP Main Event, Amarillo Slim, Doyle Brunson, Jamie Gold, Puggy Pearson, Russ Hamilton

Amarillo Slim Last of a Breed Poker Will Never See Again

1 30 April 2012 , By: compncards
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On Sunday, the poker world lost one of its legendary road gamblers as Amarillo Slim passed away at the age of 83. I didn't know Slim and only got to cover him one time, but the one time I did get to cover him at the 2008 WSOP ended up producing a story that was classic Slim. Most of you know which company I worked with in 2008 covering the event. One of our field reporters, Neal, was easily the tallest guy on our field reporter staff.
Categories: Amarillo Slim, Amarillo Slim Dies

Amarillo Slim Schools Doyle Brunson for $20K

4 4 June 2009 , By: compncards
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Amarillo Slim is the king of prop betting and of gambling in general. He has taken Millions from people from prop bets that have ranged from playing pool with a broom to launching a golf ball 1000 yards. The latest in Slim’s prop betting lore involved a scooter race with Doyle Brunson. During the Champions Event, Slim and Brunson were talking about which of their motorized scooters was faster.
Categories: Amarillo Slim, Doyle Brunson, World Series of Poker, WSOP

When Doyle Speaks - The Poker World Listens

2 23 May 2009 , By: compncards
In certain circles, some people are so respected that if they look favorably upon that person, that person is almost immediately elevated. For example, back in the days when Johnny Carson ran the Tonight Show, if a comedian was invited to come sit and talk with Carson, that comedian’s career was made. Comedians such as Jerry Seinfeld and even Jeff Dunham can attribute a great amount of their success due to Carson’s blessing. Doyle Brunson would be the equivalent figure in the poker world.
Categories: Amarillo Slim, Amarillo Slim Preston, Doyle Brunson, Jeff Dunham, Jerry Seinfeld, Johnny Carson, Russ Hamilton, Thomas Preston