Robert Turner


Storytime: The Dr. Jerry Buss Go For The Gold Charity Poker Tournament

Back in 1993, Robert Turner convinced the now-late owner of the Los Angeles Lakers Dr. Jerry Buss to participate in a charity poker tournament at the Bicycle Casino. Dr. Buss’ only catch: the tournament had to be played using poker chips made of real gold!

Here’s the amazing story of how the tournament came together, including a list of some of the incredible poker legends, like Stu Ungar and Chip Reese, who participated.

The World Series of Poker: Where Legends Are Made

With plenty of World Series of Poker Main Event experience under his belt, bracelet-winner Robert Turner shares some of his memories of playing in the world’s most prestigious poker tournament. Along the way he gives some great tips for how to maintain physical and mental stamina day after day, as well as stay focused for long periods of time at the tables. Get yourself into the WSOP mood with this entertaining read!

So You Want to Be a Poker Pro?

Among the millions of recreational poker players out there, almost all of them harbor a hidden dream to play poker professionally. Cardplayer Lifestyle contributor Robert Turner, best known for inventing the game of Omaha, achieved enough poker success to enable him to retire at age 36. He’s played poker for 5 decades and has plenty of wisdom to impart in this blog post to aspiring professional players. Have a read and learn from his experiences.