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Bracelets have not always been awarded for winning events. In 1970, the first WSOP Champion received nothing but a silver cup and whatever cash he won during the event. From 1971–1974, the winner received an undescribed “corny trophy”. In 1975, the winners received a sterling plate. The following year, 1976, the WSOP started the tradition of issuing bracelets to the event winners.
Topless Photo a WSOP 1st
Pascal LeFrancois is a super likeable guy. He’s young, polite and Canadian. A typical Frenchman, who likes to root for his beloved Montreal Canadiens’, one of the National Hockey League’s original six teams, LeFranscois proudly, dawns his ‘Habs’ jersey wherever and whenever he can. In fact, often times you’ll see him sporting his team’s colors at the poker table. In 2010, Le Franscois had a break-out year! At the World Series of Poker, he managed to win Event #8, a $1500 buy-in with a ruthlessly large and talented field and collect more than half-a-million dollars. Then, at the main event, LeFrancois finished 11th for more than $600,000. A couple of weeks work and more than $1.1 million to show for it! Pretty good gig if you can get it. To follow that success, and prove in the process he wasn’t a one-trick pony, LeFrancois finished second in Montreal, at the 2012 World Poker Tour main event for close to $500,000. This guy is good.
Definition of HIGH ROLLER
1: a person who spends freely in luxurious living
2: a person who gambles recklessly or for high stakes
– A high roller known for his lavish parties.
– The casino offers special deals to attract high rollers
High Roller Radio has interviewed a number of poker’s top women; including Ladies Legend Susie Isaacs
Amarillo Slims’ Greatest Bets
• Playing Minnesota Fats in one-pocket with a broom.
• Taking 211/2 points on the Jets and winning a big bet on Broadway Joe in Super Bowl III.
• Hitting a golf ball a mile on a frozen lake—inspired by Titanic Thompson.
• Wagering that a cat could pick up a Coke bottle.
• Betting on which sugar cube a fly would land on in an Arkansas jail. • Outrunning a horse for a hundred yards (no one ever said anything about the race being a straight-away. Horse had to stop and turn around. Too much momentum. Too late.)
• Holding a horse’s tail for a quarter of a mile in San Angelo, Texas.
• Broad jumping farther than a superior athlete at Rogers Municipal Golf Course.
• Winning the World Series of Poker at Binion’s Horseshoe in 1972.
• Rafting down the River of No Return in winter in a wetsuit made by Jacques Cousteau–a bet that earned me $31,000 from Jimmy “the Greek” Snyder.
• Beating Evel Knievel in golf with a carpenter’s hammer and betting that two out of thirty cab drivers in Dallas would have the same birthday.
• Shooting free throws with a football against a Hall-of-Fame basketball coach.
• Beating Bobby Riggs playing Ping-Pong with a skillet.
• Beating a world champion Ping-Pong player with a Coca-Cola bottle.
• Betting that a champion bowler couldn’t bowl seventy blindfolded (and that a driver with a little physical impairment could).
• Finding (a) person who could eat a quail a day for thirty days.
• Beating Willie Nelson out of $300,000 playing dominoes in Las Vegas.
• Riding a camel through Casino El Mamounia in Marrakesh, Morrocco. • Pitching coins with Bob Stupak for $65,000 at the Orleans in Las Vegas.
• Playing Larry Flynt heads-up poker at the Fips Club in Los Angeles.
• Betting a prominent politician that George W. Bush would win the 2000 Presidential election.