Why I Believe Russ Hamilton's WSOP Banner Should Be Displayed
This past Thursday, Allen Kessler tweeted the following:
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.
1997 WSOP Main Event,
Amarillo Slim Last of a Breed Poker Will Never See Again
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.
Amarillo Slim Dies
Amarillo Slim Schools Doyle Brunson for $20K
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 Slimâs 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.
World Series of Poker,
When Doyle Speaks - The Poker World Listens
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
comedianâs career was made. Comedians such as Jerry
Seinfeld and even Jeff Dunham can attribute a great amount
of their success due to Carsonâs blessing. Doyle Brunson would be the equivalent figure in the poker
Amarillo Slim Preston,