Bernard interviews four-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Eli Elezra. Eli speaks about his time in the Israel Defense Forces, specifically his tour of duty during the first Lebanon War, in which he almost got killed twice.
Eli also talks about how he got into poker while working in Alaska, and his time playing with some of the game’s true legends, including Chip Reese, Doyle Brunson, Stu Ungar, Phil Ivey, and more.
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.
Unfortunately, some of the once-biggest names in poker end up becoming the subject of questions like “what ever happened to that guy?” The true greats of the game, however, manage to pull themselves together and stage mighty comebacks to return to prominence.
In this article we list 7 of the best big name poker players to have mounted career comebacks. It’s not a complete list, but those who appear on it are certainly deserving of mention.
Michael “the Grinder” Mizrachi just won his third career Poker Players Championship event at the 2018 WSOP. The feat has the entire poker world buzzing, calling it one of the greatest achievements in poker history.
In the wake of Mizrachi’s win, we took a look at a number of other great WSOP performances and listed the five we felt stood out among the rest as truly epic. Have a look and see if you agree with our picks.