Interesting facts about the game of Poker: Did You know?

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There are more than 65,000,000 in USA who are addicted to the game of poker. Poker is a very popular game across the globe. This article will enlighten you with dazzling facts about the dynamic game of poker.

Did you know?

The cards meant for playing were invented in China and then transported to Europe in theSeven Deuce off Suit 13th century. One of the most popular games for the riverboat gamblers in 1800’s was poker. They used to play the game of poker on their way to American waterways.

You will be surprised to know that the French were successful in manipulating the suits in the compact deck of cards. The spades represented royalty, diamonds were the merchants, hearts symbolized all the members of the clergy and the peasants were represented by clubs.

A man names Richard Nixon had won $6000 in poker during his stay in USA Navy. He later went on to become a great political leader. His poker earnings funded him for most of his election campaigns.

The famous comedian Groucho Marx would amass his poker amount or the bankroll in a grouch bag. Hence he was given the name Groucho.

One of the pioneers in the game of poker was Doyle Brunson who had successively won two World Series of poker tournaments with a hand of 2 and 10. You will be surprised to know that as of today both the hands are named after him.

Another eminent personality who was addicted to poker was John Montagu. He was the Earl of Sandwich. He was obsessed about the game of poker so much so that he would refuse to even eat his meals. He could play for hours together. A big vote of thanks to the Earl John Montagu. It was because of him and his love for poker which resulted in the creation of our favorite snack-sandwich.

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Laurens De Smet at Unibet Open Warsaw

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Just last week Belgian poker player Laurens De Smet traveled to Warsaw to play in the Unibet Open tournament. Unibet Opens are known for their relatively soft field and excellent tournament setups (and entourage), and as usual, quite a few of the Belgian players did excellent.

Here are some excellent photos taken by Hung Tran at the event. Thanks, Hung!

Laurens De Smet Unibet Open Warsaw 03
Laurens De Smet Unibet Open Warsaw 03
Laurens De Smet Unibet Open Warsaw 03

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