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  • proper n. A famous poker player and gambler
  • proper n. An ace and a ten as starting cards in Texas hold 'em


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  • The first one, in 1970, lasted about ten days, at the end of which the nine players voted Johnny Moss the champion.


  • But some of his defenders insist it was just his conditioning, what he was accustomed to seeing back in New York, and later in Vegas, where even the best poker players, legendary figures like Puggy Pearson and Johnny Moss, were notorious for their brutal treatment of dealers.

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  • On the other side of the room, Johnny Moss, surveying the impregnable wall of chips in front of Green, was, according to Alvarez, not impressed.

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  • The two exceptions were 1972, when it was won by Amarillo Slim, who had been born in Arkansas; and 1973, when Puggy Pearson, who was born in Kentucky, outlasted the Texans Johnny Moss and Jack “Treetop” Straus.

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  • Only after being waved in by Johnny Moss was Stuey allowed to enter.

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  • Beneath framed photographs of Doyle Brunson, Johnny Moss, Slim, and other past champions, the contenders jousted with one another, betting and raising, laying their poker lives on the line.

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  • His daughter, Stefanie, who was now seventeen, proudly accepted the honor, which culminated with the unveiling of a portrait of Stuey, nestled on the wall among the framed likenesses of other poker legends such as Johnny Moss and Benny Binion.

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  • The poker room at the Dunes was owned by Syd Wyman and run by the poker legend Johnny Moss, a three-time champion at the World Series of Poker, who was known as the “grand old man of poker.”

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  • In it, he directly challenges Michael Craig and Jim McManus for their takes on legendary gambler Nick the Greek Dandolos, and much of the Chicago-Tex-Vegas history between him, Johnny Moss, and Benny Binion.

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  • Johnny Moss and Amarillo Slim gathered and played, electing Moss champion because tournament poker hadn't yet been envisioned.


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