Active days listed here on the farm of late, even though like everyone I’ve been subsequent all that has absent on at the Globe Series of Poker hence considerably. Tricky to imagine they are only about two months into the sequence, as they’ve by now gotten up to the thirtieth party these days.
Have been glad to keep track of the updates on PokerNews after a lot more, and am tuning in about at PokerGO now and then. Speaking of the latter, they lastly did get PayPal operating and so I acquired a monthly membership. They have it on Roku now, as well, even though I under no circumstances have been ready to get anything at all to load about there (it looks to adhere in a “Retrieving” cycle and under no circumstances pretty opens the dwell party).
I did want to touch foundation, however, and enable people know about a latest “Poker & Pop Culture” column of mine that relates fairly to the history of the WSOP.
A several months back again I ran a revised and expanded variation of a column focusing on a well-known heads-up poker sport concerning Johnny Moss and Nick “The Greek” Dandolos. If you are reading through this website you have likely listened to of that match prior to.
According to most accounts, the pair acquired collectively sometime all-around 1951 (or thereabouts) at Binion’s Horseshoe to perform a significant-stakes match that lasted quite a few months, with Moss in the long run mentioned to have arrive absent a massive winner ($two million or a lot more, say some). The sport was open to the community, goes the story, and for that cause in some cases gets linked to the later on idea of the WSOP initial operate at Binion’s in 1970.
That column, titled “Moss and Dandolos at the Horseshoe – Legend or Myth?” was really a lot more about the lots of tales about the sport than about the sport itself.
I involved in there how one of the most referenced resources for specifics about the match is Al Alvarez’s The Major Activity in City (1983), a preferred poker book of mine that I’ve penned about listed here lots of, lots of situations about the decades.
I also involved a little bit from Jesse Could about how some of those who talked to Alvarez for his book (which include Moss) likely embellished their tales a lot more than a small little bit.
In any scenario, about a 7 days just after that column went up I experienced a wonderful shock when I acquired a take note from a person who operates for Jack Binion. The take note requested if I could get in touch, as Mr. Binion experienced some facts to share about the Moss-Dandolos story that could assist apparent up a large amount of the uncertainty encompassing it.
I termed and just after a few a lot more exchanges finished up receiving some pretty impressive memories from Jack Binion about the alleged match. I say “alleged” because one of the clarifications he built was to explain that the match under no circumstances really transpired! At the very least not at Binion’s, and not in community. And likely not for the tremendous-significant stakes normally cited, possibly.
I will not give absent the relaxation of the story listed here, but as an alternative issue you about to the more recent article that shares Jack Binion’s perception:
”Poker & Pop Culture: Jack Binion Types Actuality From Fiction Relating to Moss-Dandolos Match.”