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Championship Table At the World Series of Poker (1970-2003)

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ISBN-10: 1580421253

ISBN-13: 9781580421256

Edition: 2nd 2004

Authors: Dana Smith, Tom McEvoy, Ralph Wheeler

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From 1970 when the champion was presented a silver cup, to 2003 when the champion was awarded $2.5 million, The Championship Table celebrates three decades of poker champions who have vied for poker's most coveted title. This book includes the names and photographs of all the players who made the final table, the last hand the champion played against the runner-up, how they played their cards, and how much they won. The Championship Table also features interviews and conversations with the champions and runners-up as well as interesting highlights from each Series. A tribute to the players who have risked the $10,000 entry fee and pitted their skills against the best in the poker world's…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cardoza Publishing
Publication date: 3/23/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Tom McEvoy, the “Champion of Champions” has won four World Series of Poker gold bracelets including the main event championship in 1983, He also won the inaugural Champion of Champions tournament at the 2009 WSOP in competition against the other living winners of the World Championship of Poker. He also won the 2005 Professional Poker Tour tournament, becoming the first ever to win a PPT championship and a WSOP main event championship. A member of the Poker Hall of Fame, T.J. Cloutier has six World Series of Poker titles and has appeared at the final table of the WSOP Main Event a remarkable four times. T.J. won the Player of the Year award in both 1998 and 2002, and. has won…    

Ralph E. Wheeler is author of a privately published author of a cartoon and quotes book, two poker calendars, and the co-author of "The Championship Table". Wheeler, a fanatical no-limit low-stakes hold'em player with decades of experience playing cash games and tournaments in the Midwest and Las Vegas, worked years to create this easy-to-read book for low-limit and casual players to the game.

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
1970 World Championship Event - 1st WSOP
1971 World Championship Event - 2nd WSOP
1972 World Championship Event - 3rd WSOP
Highlights
Thomas "Amarillo Slim" Preston--Interview
"The Old Days at the World Series"
1973 World Championship Event - 4th WSOP
How It Happened - Highlights
Walter Clyde "Puggy" Pearson--Interview
"On the Road Again"
1974 World Championship Event - 5th WSOP
Johnny Moss, 1907-1995
Highlights
1975 World Championship Event - 6th WSOP
The Road Gamblers
1976 World Championship Event - 7th WSOP
How It Happened - Highlights
Doyle "Texas Dolly" Brunson--Interview
"The Warrior Returns to the Arena"
1977 World Championship Event - 8th WSOP
How It Happened - Highlights
1978 World Championship Event - 9th WSOP
How It Happened - Highlights
1979 World Championship Event - 10th WSOP
How It Happened - Highlights
Bobby Hoff--Interview
"A Sunny Day after a Long Night"
1980 World Championship Event - 11th WSOP
How It Happened - Highlights
1981 World Championship Event - 12th WSOP
How It Happened - Highlights
The Back-to-Back Champions
1982 World Championship Event - 13th WSOP
How It Happened - Highlights
Dewey Tomko--A Conversation
1983 World Championship Event - 14th WSOP
How It Happened - Highlights
Making the Final "Casino"
1984 World Championship Event - 15th WSOP
How It Happened - Highlights
Byron "Cowboy" Wolford--Interview
"Rodeoing 'n Playing Poker"
1985 World Championship Event - 16th WSOP
How It Happened - Highlights
T.J. Cloutier--Interview
"When T.J. Talks, They All Listen"
1986 World Championship Event - 17th WSOP
How It Happened - Highlights
1987 World Championship Event - 18th WSOP
How It Happened - Highlights
1988 World Championship Event - 19th WSOP
How It Happened - Highlights
Erik Seidel--A Conversation
1989 World Championship Event - 20th WSOP
How It Happened - Highlights
1990 World Championship Event - 21st WSOP
How It Happened
Highlights
Tuna Lund--A Conversation
1991 World Championship Event - 22nd WSOP
How It Happened
Highlights
1992 World Championship Event - 23rd WSOP
How It Happened - Highlights
1993 World Championship Event - 24th WSOP
How It Happened - Highlights
1994 World Championship Event - 25th WSOP
How It Happened
Highlights
Russ Hamilton--Interview
"He's Worth His Weight in Silver"
1995 World Championship Event - 26th WSOP
How It Happened - Highlights
Barbara Enright--Interview
"The First Lady at the Last Table"
1996 World Championship Event - 27th WSOP
How It Happened - Highlights
1997 World Championship Event - 28th WSOP
How It Happened
Highlights
John Strzemp--A Conversation
Stu Ungar, 1953-1998
1998 World Championship Event - 29th WSOP
How It Happened - Highlights
1999 World Championship Event - 30th WSOP
How It Happened - Highlights
Noel Furlong--Interview
"The Champ Pays Tribute to a Pioneer"
2000 World Championship Event - 31st WSOP
How It Happened
Highlights
Chris Ferguson--Interview
"A Champ Who Waltzes in Three Worlds"
2001 World Championship Event - 32nd WSOP
How It Happened - Highlights
2002 World Championship Event - 33rd WSOP
How It Happened - Highlights
2003 World Championship Event - 34th WSOP
How It Happened - Highlights
Index of Players and Personalities
Photographic Credits
References
About the Authors
Gallery of Champions