Amazing how many guys some people consider a low life, poker player, dealer,bar owner, tin man, etc served their country. Kent earned a Purple Heart in Vietnam. That make him OK in my book.
That goes for you too, Buzz. Not the low life part, the Vietnam part. There is a special place in my heart for all our fellow Vietnam Vets.
Had an uncle who could not join VFW because he never served overseas. I am a Vietnam Era Vet. Saw the world in 4 years
San Antonio, Greenville Mississippi, Birmingham Alabama, back to San antonio for 3 years. Talk about a red neck tour of duty. LOL
The only bracelet Annie Duke ever won at the WSOP was for the 2004 $2000 Omaha 8 event. And, of course, it's one of the things she touts in her publicity statements. But I know something about that event....
I was downstairs sitting in a 10-20 Omaha 8 game at the Horseshoe. Upstairs in Benny's Bullpen the final table was going for the $2000 Omaha 8 event. Whenever I took a break from the game I would go upstairs and railbird the final table. The faces I recognized were Eric Seidel, Robert "Chip Burner" Turner, and Annie Duke. The last time I went upstairs there were just a few players left with Eric Seidel and Annie Duke being two of them.
I was back down in the 10-20 game when someone came down the escalator and announced "Annie got the bracelet!" In a very mean tone the guy sitting next to me said:
"If she had a dick she wouldn't have won it!"
"What do you mean?" I asked. He was agitated and repeated the statement.
"What do you mean by that?" I asked again.
He said "Look, with about 50 players left Annie was in a hand with Robert Turner. It was down on the river. She only had a few chips left. Not even enough to make a full call. She checked. Turner checked behind her and said 'I refuse to take a lady's last chips.' Annie rolled over two pair and the third nut low. Turner rolled over nut-nut. She had to call if he bet! She would have been knocked out!"
"You saw that?" I asked.
"Hell yeah!" he said. "I was sitting at the table watching it. The bitch knocked me out twentieth!"
So she had 1 bet left and came all the way back to win? Quite a comeback