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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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High Roller Radio Quote of the Night:
“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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“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
– Anne Frank

Ann’s a High Roller.

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?

High Roller Radio Quote of the Day:
“The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.”
Thomas Jefferson

TJ’s a High Roller!

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.

GSP’s a High Roller!

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Tom McEvoy & Greg Raymer – Interview Notes

Hey High Rollers, couple of world champions on the show recently, 2004’s Greg Raymer & 1983’s Tom McEvoy, and what a thrill that was!  Both dynamic storytellers, both with some stories to tell.  Here are our interview notes for both.  Cheers

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Tom McEvoy

1983 World Champ

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Alright High Rollers, today a guy who made it to the top in the world of professional poker…the absolute top…our chat today is brought to you our friends at VegasTopDogs.com, America’s #1 Handicappers, they pick winners folks…vergastopdogs.com

Alright…I am so looking forward to this discussion…this guy is the 1983 world champ….first player ever to win the championship after satelliting in…Isn’t that what  Moneymaker did, and Poker exploded?  He’s won 4 bracelets…he was instrumental in bringing fresh air into the poker room, we’ll talk about that. He’s co-authored several books….good ones too…co-authored them with guys like TJ Cloutier, Brad Daughtery and Max Stern…he’s written for Card Player and he reps the online Giant PokerStars….oh, and he is a newly minted member of the Poker Hall of Fame…icing on the cake of a brilliant poker career….

World champ Tom McEvoy is our geust today…What a pleasure, thanks for being a High Roller Tom…

We gotta start with the Hall of Fame, you’re going to be officially inducted November 3rd at the November 9 showdown, talk about pomp and pageantry…Congratulations  man…well-deserved…where does this rank on your list of achievements…

I know you’ve been on the ballot before…this is something you really wanted…and it just wasn’t happening…what was different this year.

So much history in the hall…all the legends…forgive me for saying, but you’re on the of the poker old’timers now….when you were a so-called young gun…who were some of the players you looked up to?

Class of 2013…

Heads-up battle with Rod Peete was the longest in WSOP History for a l;ongtime, finally surpassed by the epic Chip Reese Andy Bloch showdown…can you tell us about your opponent and that battle…

And you satellite’d in….why do you think poker exploded when Moneymaker did essentially the same thing you did…is it simply because you did it live…where as he satellithed in online?

You’ve had some epic heads-up matches and victorious ones too…you beat Peete for the world title…you defeated another world champ Berry Johntson tom win a bracelet in Limit Omaha…and you’re first bracelet in Razz…you’ve got two in razz….but you bested Donacha O’Dea…the Irish legend…those are big names?

Tom…do you feel you get enough credit for your poker accomplishments…I know you’re in the Hall now…but when poker exploded…some others got a lot of limelight…where I feel…you didn’t necessarily get a ton of tv time…relatively speaking, as compared to Hellmuth, Brunson, Matusow, Laak, Esfandiari?

How good did it feel to win the WSOP’s 1st ever  champions invitational….

Big issues facing poker?

Poker Somadhi?

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Greg Raymer Interview

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Hey High Rollers,

What a thrill…and I mean that…an absolute thrill…to be speaking with our guest today….can you say world champion?  Today’s interview is brought to by our friends at VegasTopDogs.com, America’s #1 sports handicappers…featuring the like of Tony K and Joe Duffy…they pick winners…at vegastopdogs.com.

I’ll never forget the image…I think it was a delayed reaction, we’re going to ask him about that today…but then the hands raised, a primal scream…joy, elation, relief, probably all rolled into one…because in 2004…this guy…climbed to the top of the poker mountain…a view, by the way, only a very special few get, to win the main event of the World Series of Poker…minted a world champ forever…and a little slice of WSOP immortality…not to mention the money…and it was a good chunk, $5 million….oh, and those glasses….gave poker face a whole new meaning…

I said it off the top…it is a thrill to welcome The Fossilman, Greg Raymer to the show, Greg, welcome, thanks for being a High Roller:

I’ve always wanted to ask you….that final hand against David Williams…your full house, what was it deuces full of 8’s….it seemed to me like you hesitated before raising your arms in victory…not sure if that was the tv edit…but did it take you a moment….to realize you had just won the title?

We just had Pamela Brunson on…I know you know her dad…but have you met her before…

Money, teaching…

Greg, I met you in London England, the Hilton Metrople for the EPT London…we shook hands, I said I was a fan…and you were accommodating, very gracious….does that come natural to you…because…with the title comes exposure, fame…the lot….was it an easy adjustment for you?

I read somewhere that you made a deal with your wife…you’d play on a $1,000 bankroll, if you lost it…you’d quit poker…is that true, and how close did you come to a balance of zero before you hit the jackpot…

I’m sure poker was changing at the time you won won…ho has it changed since…are the kids really that crazy and ultra-aggressive?

What has poker taught you about life…I mean, you travel the world….been to a lot of places, seen a lot of things…

Lot of people know you used to be a patent attorney…not to many, I’m guessing, know you have a Master’s Degree in biochemistry…what kinds of things were you tackling there…and any relatin to poker?

I assume the poker world today, because there’s so much money to be won…is full of very smart people…can you give us an idea…isn’t Chris Binger a rocket scientist or something…you’ve got bankers, stock guys, engineers…it’s a tough racket

Hall of Fame inductions officially take place November 3…Scotty Nguyen, Tom McEvoy, another world champ…your thoughts on the inductees this year….

Is that something you aspire too?

Is there a fraternity of past winners of the main event?

After you win the main event…you finish 25th the next year…what kind of grind was that?  That was quite an accomplishment.

Mike Matusow…that run-in with him…how is your relationship with him now?

World championship of online poker?  Fossils?  Where did this start…

How many fossils have you given away?

Shades at the poker table?

Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey? Shot clock in poker?

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Greg Raymer Interview Notes

October 25, 2013:  Hey High Rollers, amazing Q&A w/ The Fossilman Greg Raymer, 2004 main event champion, when his Deuces full of 8’s bested David Williams’ Deuces full of 4’s for a cool $5 million.  Below, interview notes for our chat…which was sponsored by VegasTopDogs.com, America’s #1 Handicappers & Bet Online, bet with us at Bet Online by clicking the banner below.  Good luck and good gambling.

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‘The Fossilman – Greg Raymer

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What a thrill…and I mean that…an absolute thrill…to be speaking with our guest today….can you say world champion?  Today’s interview is brought to by our friends at VegasTopDogs.com, America’s #1 sports handicappers…featuring the like of Tony K and Joe Duffy…they pick winners…at vegastopdogs.com

I’ll never forget the image…I think it was a delayed reaction, we’re going to ask him about that today…but then the hands raised, a primal scream…joy, elation, relief, probably all rolled into one…because in 2004…this guy…climbed to the top of the poker mountain…a view, by the way, only a very special few get, to win the main event of the World Series of Poker…minted a world champ forvever…and a little slice of WSOP immortality…not to mention the money…and it was a good chunk, $5 million….oh, and those glasses….gave poker face a whole new meaning…

I said it off the top…it is a thrill to welcome The Fossilman, Greg Raymer to the show, Greg, welcome, thanks for being a High Roller.

I’ve always wanted to ask you….that final hand against David Williams…your full house, what was it deuces full of 8’s….it seemed to me like you hesitated before raising your arms in victory…not sure if that was the tv edit…but did it take you a moment….to realize you had just won the title?

We just had Pamela Brunson on…I know you know her dad…but have you met her before…

Greg, I met you in London England, the Hilton Metropole for the EPT London…we shook hands, I said I was a fan and you were accommodating, very gracious….does that come natural to you?Because…with the title comes exposure, fame…the lot….was it an easy adjustment for you?

I read some where that you made a deal with your wife…you’d play on a $1,000 bankroll, if you lost it…you’d quit poker…is that true, and how close did you come to a balance of zero before you hit the jackpot?

I’m sure poker was changing at the time you won won…ho has it changed since…are the kids really that crazy and ultra aggressive?

What has poker taught you about life…I mean, you travel the world….been to a lot of places, seen a lot of things?

Lot of people know you used to be a patent attorney…not too many, I’m guessing, know you have a masters degree in biochemistry…what kinds of things were you tackling there and any relation to poker?

I assume the poker world today, because there’s so much money to be won…is full of very smart people…can you give us an idea…isn’t Chris Binger a rocket scientist or something…you’ve got bankers, stock guys, engineers…it’s a tough racket?

Hall of Fame inductions officially take place November 3…Scotty Nguyen, Tom McEvoy, another world champ…your thoughts on the inductees this year? Is that something you aspire too?

Is there a fraternity of past winners of the main event?

After you win the main event…you finish 25th the next year…what kind of grind was that?  That was quite an accomplishment.

Mike Matusow…that classic run-in with him…how s your relationshiop with him now?

World championship of online poker?

Fossils?  Where did this start…?

How many fossils have you given away?

Shades at the poker table…Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, shot clock in poker?

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