Which is the longest Poker money game ever played?
The longest-running game which ran continuously for 8 years, 5 months, and 3 days. It began in 1881 and was held in the basement of the Bird Cage Theatre in Tombstone, Arizona. The minimum buy-in of this high-stakes game was $1000. It is said that during these 8 years, around $10 Million was exchanged in the game. The game ended in 1889 when groundwater flooded the building. Ultimately, the owners Lottie and William “Billy” Hutchinson closed the theatre doors in 1892.
Which Hand is named after a famous tennis player?
In Texas Hold’em, Starting hand A K is named after Russian former professional tennis player Anna Kournikova. WSOP commentator Vince Van Patten coined this term for the Ace-King hand as “it looks great but never wins”. The beautiful tennis player never won a singles WTA title during her entire professional career.
What is ‘Dead Man’s hand’?
The two-pair poker hand of black aces and black eights got the infamous name of Dead Man’s Hand as in 1876, American Old West folk hero James Butler “Wild Bill” was holding this hand in a five-card draw game when he was shot in the back of his head by Jack McCall.
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