1.Against All Odds

Introduction

Los Angeles poker classics

ESP

Bad Beat Poker

Pot-Limit Omaha

Spooky Hand

World Poker Challenge

Pot-Limit Hold'em Tournaments

Foxwood's Poker

Five-Star World Poker

World Series of Poker-2000

World Series Poker Championship

2.World Series of Poker Hands

Youngest World Champion

World Series Poker-1999

World Series Poker-1998

World Series Poker-2002

WSOP-2002

WSOP-1995

WSOP-1994

WSOP-1998

U.S.. Poker Championship-1999

WSOP-2000

WSOP's Winner-2000

WSOP-2003

WSOP's Record-2003

"Big One" in WSOP-2003

3.World Poker Tour

WPT-2002

World Poker Tour-2002

WPT's winner-2003

WPT-2004

WPT-2003

World Poker Tournament-2003

WPT's Event-2003

Foxwood's World Poker

Amir's Big Call

4.European Poker Tour

The Poker em

Poker In Amsterdam-1998

The Poker em-2000

Late Night Poker 3-2000

WHUPC-2003

5.Reading other Player's mail

WSOP-1992

Tournaments of Champion-1999

A Tale Of Four Bluffs

WSOP-2001

Commerce Casino-2002

No-Limit Hold'em Event-2002

 

From The Other Side Of The Table

The stories in this chapter were contributed by many of my poker friends and fellow players, thought poker in some cases I have slightly tweaked the telling. 

I am proud that these guest authors have offered their unique, insightful views of how and why certain poker greats like nine-time World Series of Poker winners Doyle “Texas Dolly”  Brunson and Johnny “The Oriental Express” Chan, to well-known players Ted Forrest, Jennifer Harman, Annie Duke, John “Bono” Bonetti, Layne Flack, Howard Lederer, Daniel Negreanu, Peter “The Poet” Costa, Men “The master” John Cernuto, to the most celebrated poker tournament director of our time, Jack McClelland, you have here a great selection for your enjoyment and enlightenment.  Everyone ought to enjoy these hands, because these folks know their poker!

Doyle “texas dolly” Brunson’s “math”

Over the last 44 years of playing professionally, it’s hard to single out any particular hand as being the most unusual.  I think of the two royal flushes I made playing No-limit Hold’em poker game, both times against World Champion Bobby Baldwin, beating four jacks once and aces full the other time.  Another time, chip Reese beat my quads twice in the same night poker!

            But the hand remember most was against David Sklansky, in the World Series of Poker in 1974.  We were heads-up in the finals of the seven card stud Hi-Louis Split no-qualifier, and had about the same amount of money.  We got involved in a pot where I had A-2-5-8 in four and David had 4-5-7-8.  We went to war and raised each other until we were both all-in.  I was laughing to myself at his mistake: I had the best high and the best low! David busted out; I caught good and scooped the pot limit omaha, and claimed the Championship.

It wasn’t until the next week, when a magazine that David was writing for came out, that I learned what David was thinking.  He was talking about poker this final hand, and he had down in his article our first four cards.  Then he said, “I knew at that moment that I knew more about the game than Doyle.”  He then went on to prove mathematically that his hand would scoop mine more times than mine would scoop his.  Where was Poker Probe (Poker Probe is software that allows you to compare hands and determine which hand is the favorite to win, and by how much) when I needed it?  It was also my introduction into the world of math in party poker.  I realized that I had better sharpen up if I was to survive in the poker world.  That hand has always stayed with me.  I’ll bet David remembers it well also.  I remember the neat way be closed his article in the magazine: “But Doyle wasn’t giving any refunds.”

 

6.From The Other Side Of Table

WSOP-1974

Commerce Casino-1999

WSOP-1999

WPT-2003

Bellagio Poker

Ladies World Championship

High Limit Action in Houston

Commerce Casino's California-1999

Party Poker Million-2002

WSOP's Winner-2002

WSOP seven card stud-2000

Foxwood's Casino

Pot-Limit Hold'em Event

World Heads-Up Poker Tour

United States Poker Championship

7.Poker Hollywood Style

Chinese Poker

Bicycle Club Casino

Rounder's

Celebrity Poker

Hustler Casino

8.Cheesehead Poker

Poker in Madison

Bluffing

Sportsmen Club

Pot-Limit Hold'em At Nora's Bar

Big Game in Wisconsin

A GOLF STORY

ULTIMATEBET HAND

CHAMPION OF THE YEAR AWARD

TOP MOMENTS IN POKER

THE NEXT POKER WAVE