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Johnny Moss, Legend of the Game. Plus – GSP Wins?

Legend of the Game
Johnny Moss On January 25, 1971, a feature article, written by Edwin Shrake, on 3-time world champion Johnny Moss, appeared in Sports Illustrated.  The lengthy piece helped to shape the Johnny Moss legend.  In the articl…e, Moss told Shrake the games he found himself in, back in those days, were absolutely insane: “If you played a week you could win a million dollars, win it in a night if it shaped up right,” Johnny Moss recalls. “There were games, like at the old Metropolitan Hotel in Fort Worth, that nobody would believe the sums involved if I told you today. You got to be a good gambler, anyhow, to get rich in the oil business. Some of them players came out worth $40 million, what with poker and dice and oil leases and whatnot. Money didn’t mean nothing to them, but gambling did. Some of them big old-time oilmen still play in big poker games, but only for the pleasure of stepping on a professional gambler if they can. I like to see them come around.”
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Johnny Moss 
On January 25, 1971, a feature article, written by Edwin Shrake, on 3-time world champion Johnny Moss, appeared in Sports Illustrated.  The lengthy piece helped to shape the Johnny Moss legend.  In the article, Moss told Shrake the games he found himself in, back in those days, were absolutely insane: 
“If you played a week you could win a million dollars, win it in a night if it shaped up right," Johnny Moss recalls. “There were games, like at the old Metropolitan Hotel in Fort Worth, that nobody would believe the sums involved if I told you today. You got to be a good gambler, anyhow, to get rich in the oil business. Some of them players came out worth $40 million, what with poker and dice and oil leases and whatnot. Money didn’t mean nothing to them, but gambling did. Some of them big old-time oilmen still play in big poker games, but only for the pleasure of stepping on a professional gambler if they can. I like to see them come around.”

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“A sucker don’t ever catch on. A smart man don’t ever sleep. He’s got to keep ducking the traps.”
– Johnny Moss

 

Imagine the dealer rolling the same number 3 times at the roulette wheel and its YOUR number!  It’s happened…and a grannie who recorded the longest craps roll in history.  Amazing casino feats…

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Rebeca Martins and Bobby Blue the latest to join High Roller NATION!  They are both now entered into our November 30th draw from a High Roller Radio t-shirt…simply LIKE our fb page to enter.  Good luck and good gambling.  Rebeca and Bobby – High Rollers indeed.

Great interview with November 9’er Marc Etienne McLaughlin, who finished 6th in main event for a cool $1.6 million, who talks about his experience at final table, Ryan Reiss, the controversial George St. Pierre UFC Fight and more…enjoy.
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Jonathan Duhamel, High Roller, World Champ

2010 World Champion Jonathan Duhamel

Did you know?  Jonathan Duhamel, 2010 main event winner at the World Series of Poker, and Marc Etienne McLaughlin, 6th place finisher at the 2013 main event, are very close friends, grew up together and even play on the same dodgeball tam.  Dodgeball?

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“The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.”
Thomas Jefferson

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UFC 16-sham?  St.Pierre beats Hendricks according to judges only, wow!

Georges St-Pierre continues to rewrite the UFC record book:

His win over Johny Hendricks was a record 19th in the UFC for St-Pierre, moving him past Hall of Famer Matt Hughes at 18. It also extended his string of victories to 12, the longest current run in the UFC.  St-Pierre has not lost since his first title defence in April 7, 2007, when 10-1 underdog Matt (The Terror) Serra knocked him out three minutes 25 seconds into the first round at UFC 69 in Houston. Three fights later, at UFC 83 in April 2008, St-Pierre avenged the loss and won his title back.  The victory moved GSP past former middleweight champion Anderson Silva for most wins in UFC title bouts at 12.  Saturday’s win was GSP’s ninth successful title defence and ninth straight title defence, one behind Silva in each category. And it was his 14th championship fight, one behind Randy Travis Couture.

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World Champs Raymer & McEvoy to Gues on SHOW – YES!

October 22, 2013Hey High Rollers, how great is this?  Not only a sign, an indication, we’re growing our library by two quality – HIGH QUALITY – guests, but we are also GROWING the SITE too.  We are so happy, thrilled actually, to report we have confirmed a couple of world champions for the show.  YES!

Greg ‘The Fossilman’ Raymer and our program director Derrick Oliver-Dewan have been corresponding by email…and it looks like things are set for 2pm EST Wednesday.  Raymer, of course, the 2004 world champ, when he defeated ‘young gun’ David Williams heads up with a full house, deuces full of his pocket eights…Williams held a boat as well…deuces full of his 4’s….$5 million richer for his efforts and a piece of WSOP immortality.  Heard a story that initially, Raymer’s wife wasn’t too happy with his play online so he struck a deal with her…he would play a $1,000 bankroll and should he lose that he would quit poker….the rest, as they say, is history.  Can’t wait to chat with the Fossilman.

I met Greg at the EPT LONDON at the Hilton Metropole, very briefly a few years about and he shook my hand, said hello, graciously accepted my compliments and was very accommodating.  This guy has been GREAT for the game.   Now, we know he’s had some bad press lately, but we will certainly will NOT be broaching that subject, unless he wants to.  Our site is about poker history, legends of the game…which Raymer most certainly is!  Thank-you Greg for agreeing to guest with us.  Oh man, can’t wait.

'The Fossilman" a guest on www.highrollerradio.net

‘The Fossilman” a guest on www.highrollerradio.net

Also…

1983 woeld champ...newly minted member of the Hall of Fame.

1983 world champ…newly minted member of the Hall of Fame.

How about it…Tom McEvoy, YES!!!!  The 1983 world champ, an author, a gentleman of the game, and now a newly minted Poker Hall of Famer.  A credit well deserved…you know he’s been on the ballot 5 straight years…from Bridesmaid to Bride in ’13.  McEvoy is a 4-time bracelet winner and has always been good for the game,

I met Tom in Montreal, at the Poker Pro Canada Classic, where he played as part of a Deepstacks University Course offered to anyone who would pony up $500.  It was well worth it…you can make that money back in one pot with the information the pros conveyed.  Great stuff.  The course also included Adam Levy, otherwise known as Roothlus online, Michael ‘The Grinder’ Mizrachi, and Tristen Wade, an excellent online sniper.  Tom was absolutely delightful, gracious, kind in his answers…his table manner and his instruction were both inviting…and it was quite interesting to recognize the differences in the two styles of instruction:  Tom more old school…while The Grinder, Levy and Wade represented the new age player…ultra aggressive…get those chips at any cost…fight, fight, fight for each hand.  I am not saying Tom is tight…just that his play is different, for sure.

Tom McEvoy has been great fiends with Kathy Liebert, another former guest and $6 million plus in career earnings, but I’m not sure if they’re close anymore.  I may ask about that?  Here’s the thing…this honour means the world to Mr. McEvoy and he deserves it.  Interesting though, that in past years he was waiting and waiting for the phone call and it HURT him when it never came.  This year…he told me…he just ‘let go’…whatever happens happens…and not two weeks later he got the call….wow!  A lesson there somewhere, right?

Not 1 – but 2 world champs on High Roller Radio in one week.  Thank-you guys.  We are absolutely thrilled….as is The Nation…at 551 and counting.  Congrats, by the way, to Ed Barkhouse, latest winner of a HRR t-shirt….Ed, I need your mailing deets.  LIKE our facebook page to enter:

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WSOP Did you know? Player of Year rankings and more…

Did you know?  Dan Lubin, a former computer analyst, moved to Las Vegas to enjoy his retirement as a dealer when he invented the game EZ Pai Gow Poker, which was an instant hit with both players and casino management.  He is no longer retired; he was hired as Manager of Table Games Development by Galaxy Gaming.  Listen to interview at www.highrollerradio.net under INTERVIEWS tab.

Invented by Dan Lubin, table games designer

Invented by Dan Lubin, table games designer

 

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Did you know?  Gus Hansen, a multiple winner on the World Poker Tour, is the worst loser in the history of online poker.  He is down $10 million dollars on Full Tilt Poker alone.

Did you know? The Poker Hall of Fame was founded in 1979 by Benny Binion, owner of the Horseshoe Casino in Las Vegas.   When Harrah’s Entertainment, now known as Caesars Entertainment, acquired the rights to the WSOP in 2004, it also assumed ownership of the Poker Hall of Fame.  As of 2012, 44 people have been inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame, 21 of whom are still living.

Did you know?  Felton McCorquodal, who was elected into the Poker Hall of Fame in 1979, is

credited with introducing the game of Texas Hold’em to Las Vegas in 1963.

 

Did you know?  Poker Hall of Famer Tom Abdo died while playing poker.  According to legend, after suffering a heart attack, he asked another player to count his chips and to save his seat.

Did you know?  The legendary Puggy Pearson is credited for developing the concept of a freeze-out tournament, of course the freeze-out style is incorporated at tournaments worldwide, including the WSOP main event.

Did you know?  Jack ‘Tree Top’ Strauss’ world championship victory in 1982 is considered to be one of the greatest comebacks in poker history.  At one point, Straus had one chip remaining and somehow managed to win the title, coining the phrase “A chip and a chair”, meaning that as long as a player has not been eliminated from the tournament, he or she still has a chance.   Straus is one of three Hall of Famers to die while playing poker.

Did yiou know?  Fred ‘Sarge’ Ferris, a poker Hall of Famer, gained notoriety when the IRS seized $46,000 from him on April 22, 1983 while he was playing high stakes poker at the Horseshoe Casino.

Did you know?  Barry Johnston holds the record for consecutive years cashing at the World Series of Poker – 29.  He cashed in at least one event every year from 1982-2010.

Did you know?  While Ladies’ Events have been offered before at WSOP Europe and elsewhere, until 2013 there has never been one that offered a bracelet outside of Las Vegas. That changed Friday afternoon as WSOP Europe kicked off its 2013 series with a €1,100 Ladies Event, won by Aussie Jackie Glazier for $29,613.

Below is the first ladies event in Vegas…some history for you:

1977 World Series of Poker – Event 9  Buy-in: $100  Game: Seven Card Stud  Entries: ~62  Prizepool: $5,580  Winner: Jackie McDaniels – $5,580

2013 Poker Player of the Year
1. Daniel Negreanu 1,014.16 pts 2. Vanessa Selbst 849.58 pts 3. Mike Watson 833.44 pts … 4. David (dpeters) Peters 773.90 pts 5. Ole Schemion 762.62 pts 6. Blair Hinkle 750.97 pts 7. Steve O’Dwyer 742.62 pts
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<p>1. Daniel Negreanu 1,014.16 pts<br />
2. Vanessa Selbst 849.58 pts<br />
3. Mike Watson 833.44 pts<br />
4. David (dpeters) Peters 773.90 pts<br />
5. Ole Schemion 762.62 pts<br />
6. Blair Hinkle 750.97 pts<br />
7. Steve O'Dwyer 742.62 pts </p>
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Tony K joins HRR – Twitter Glitter – and Lyle Berman gets Recognized.

Hey High Rollers, We’d like to extend a High Roller welcome to Tony Karpinski out of Taylor, Pennsylvania.  Tony K, as they call him, is joining High Roller Radio, bringing his team of professional sports and NFL handicappers with him.  Great addition to the website and the blog…now, you can wager w/ us and be educated about your football bets.  Click the banners below, listen to Tony K and his team, and you’ll be winning in NO TIME!  Please check out Tony K’s bio…impressive:

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1st EVER member of the Minnesota Poker Hall of Fame.

1st EVER member of the Minnesota Poker Hall of Fame.

LYLE BERMAN

Lyle Berman, a three-time WSOP bracelet winner, has been elected into the Minnesota Poker Hall of Fame – It’s 1st member and much deserved too…this guy changed poker with the WPT.
“Lyle is not only a fierce competitor at the highest limi…ts, he completely and indelibly changed the world of poker when he co-founded the World Poker Tour,” Canterbury Park’s Senior Director of Card Casino Operations Michael Hochman said in a statement.  “We talked to a great deal of people about inaugural nominees into the Minnesota Poker Hall of Fame, and literally everyone’s first answer was Lyle Berman.”
Berman is from Minneapolis.  High Roller!

Twitter Glitter:
Thanks to former guest Robert Turner, the inventor of Omaha, for this….love it.

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A person should gamble every day, think of how bad it would be to walk around being lucky and not know it. — Robert Turner #Poker

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(The ‘Don’ of sports betting posting his thoughts on that epic light heavyweight championship bout between Jones and Gustaffson.  EPIC!)
Chris de Beer @Gambit_54  23 Sep  @HighRollerRadio After watching the fight I think Jones edged him 48-47 but it was so close that it could have been viewed either way!
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Hall of Fame Inductees – The Nominees are?

Hey High Rollers,

Following a public nomination process on www.wsop.com and a vetting by the Hall of Fame governing council, here’s your list of nominations for 2013 induction the Poker Hall of Fame:

44th Annual World Series of Poker

44th Annual World Series of Poker

Chris Bjorin: a 65 year old Swedish Pro who’s won more than $5.5 million.  He’s got 2 gold bracelets and sits 5th in WSOP cashes with 68 and 5th in main event cashes with seven.

Humberto Brenes: The ‘Shark” will bite you.  4th on the all-time WSOP Cash list with 72.  He is 2nd on the main event cash list with an astonishing 9, including a 4th in 1988.

David Chiu:  5 bracelets, 60 WSOP cashes and a legendary victory over Gus Hansen in the 2008 WPT world championship for a whopping $3.3 million.  He’s won close to $8 million.

Thor Hanson:  Norwegian pro w/ 2 gold bracelets, a final table in the 2007 HORSE championship and cashes in 175 tourney’s for lifetime earnings of $2.9 million.

Jennifer Harmon:  2 WPT final tables, 12 WSOP final tables, $3 million in tourney earnings…but, more impressively, a staple in the highest stakes games in the world for a long time now.

Mike Matusow: The Mouth just grabbed his 4th gold bracelet and his first NBC heads-up invitational title.  On a roll.  He’s final tabled the main event twice, to go along w/ 11 other WSOP final tables.  $9 million in lifetime earnings.

Tom McEvoy:  4 time WSOP champion, including the 1983 world title.  An author too.

Carlos Mortenson:  The Matador is a true champ, with an impressive tourney record.  The 2001 world champ and he’s won more money on the WPT than any other in history despite playing significantly fewer events.

Huckleberry Seed:  1996 world champ.  $7.5 million in earnings…a force at the table.  4 time bracelet winner.

Scotty Nguyen:  “You call its gonna be all over baby!”  Scottie, the Prince of Poker, uttered that famous line as he was about to win the 1998 world championship.  5 bracelets, $12 million and the 50K HORSE champion.

That list of names will now be submitted to the 19 living members of the Hall of Fame and 18 members of a special media panel, who will vote on the list later this month.  37 people cats votes, that’s it.  The criteria:

– a Player must have played against acknowledged top competition

– Be a minimum of 40 years old at time of nomination

– Played for high stakes

– Played consistently well, gaining respect of their peers

– Stood the test of time

: Or, for non-players, contributed to the overall growth and success of he game, with indelible lasting and positive results.

The 2013 class will ben inducted as part of the 2013 Main Event final table festivities at the Rio.  Sweet, it’ll be held November 3rd in the Wine Cellar & Tasting Room.  Elegant, as it should be.  The inductees will then be recognized on November 4th as play resumes in the biggest and baddest poker tourney on the planet.  JC Tran your chip leader, with 38 million…in case u forgot.

Who do you think will get in?

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Interviews on cover now – Nolan Dalla, media director for the WSOP and John O’Shea, big time Irish gambler.  Two dynamite q&a’s.

 

 

 

 

 

Roger Moore – The Poker Player

Roger Moore – Hall of Famer with the Famous Name

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Not the poker player, but same skillset, right?

Not the poker player, but same skillset, right?

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By: Derrick Oliver – He never missed a World Series of Poker from 1974 until the time of his death in 2011.  He was a mainstay and a bracelet winner and a member of the Hall of Fame and a true legend.  Roger Moore the actor was calm and cool under pressure on the big screen, Roger Moore the poker player from Eastman, Georgia, the golf and country club owner, was also calm and cool at the table.   The highlight of his long card-playing career came in 1994, when he captured the $5,000 Seven Card Stud Event for $144,000.  IN all, he cashed 15 times at the series for close to $400,000, including three cashes in $10,000 championship events.

He was elected into the Poker Hall of Fame in 1997  Roger Moore was the son of a sharecropper who quit school by the age of 14.  He enlisted in the military.  After.the army it was civil service but pretty soon, as is the case with all good poker players, the day comes when they realize they’re making more blufrfing and calling than they are at their day jobs. Yes, he soon realized his unique talent.

In 1968, Moore moved to Vegas to test his chops with the best in the world and he passed with flying colors.  He was a tough, competitive, formidable foe and he was holding his own and then some against the game’s very best. …he was fearsome and fearless, just ask them, Moss, Brunson, Pearson, Reese, Moore played against them all.

He passed away at the age of 73, and on news of that, the Godfather of the game, Doyle Brunson tweeted to his 384,000 followers:

“Yes, unfortunately, it is a verified fact. Roger Moore is dead…one of the most consistent winners in poker I’ve ever seen.”  Now , that’s a compliment not many get.  Roger Moore, the poker player, not the actor…an old-school legend on High Roller Radio,

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