Monthly Archives: March 2011

Guide to the World Series of Poker – Part Five

Welcome to the final instalment of our brief guide to the history of the World Series of Poker.  We concluded the last post by describing how the ailing series had been given a huge boost by the win of Chris … Continue reading

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Guide to the World Series of Poker – Part Four

When we left off the last article as we were heading into the 1990s, it looked as if the WSOP had finally made it, had established itself as the world’s premier poker tournament.  The television coverage was there, the big … Continue reading

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Phil Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth is one of the more, let’s say, controversial characters in the world of professional poker today.  On one side of the coin it’s fair to say he is probably one of the most successful poker player ever, with … Continue reading

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Guide to the World Series of Poker – Part Three

Following on from our previous article, in which we talked about how “Amarillo Slim” Preston’s victory in 1972 had prompted him to embark on a nationwide publicity tour, ensuring the WSOP and himself became household names.  CBS Sports also began … Continue reading

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