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Nick ‘The Greek’ Dandolos

Nick ‘The Greek’ Dandolos died forty five years ago in 1966.  This not a poker professional in the traditional sense but did participate in one of the most famous games of high stakes, heads up poker ever witnessed.  Did it … 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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Guide to the World Series of Poker – Part Two

Last post we finished by explaining how Benny Binion had taken over the hosting of the fledging World Series of Poker and was looking to make changes to the tournament to increase its appeal.  The first tournament had been won … Continue reading

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Guide to the World Series of Poker – Part One

In the world of tournament poker there is no one competition that crowns its winner the world champion in any official way.  However the World Series of Poker Main Event is considered by all to be the unofficial world champion. … Continue reading

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