Poker Greats Playing Card Deck: The Jacks

[SS] “The Jacks are the Midwesterners, poker players born in the American Midwest”, Stan the Stat indicated. “Here are the Jacks:1

Barry Greenstein – Midwesterners

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Barry Greenstein

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Barry Greenstein – Midwesterners
Born: 1954/12/30 (Chicago, IL)
WSOP Main Event: 22nd (1992)
WSOP Bracelets: 3
WSOP Cashes: 75
WPT Titles: 2
Live Earnings: $8,138,298
Poker
Hall of Fame
2011
Quote: “These contributions [of poker tournament winnings] are the best things I have ever done in my life.” — Barry Greenstein.
  • Donates his tournament profits (primarily to Children Incorporated).
  • Has bracelets for Deuce to Seven Draw, Pot Limit Omaha, and Razz.

Layne Flack – Midwesterners

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Layne Flack

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Layne Flack – Midwesterners
Born: 1969/05/18 (Rapid City, SD)
WSOP Main Event: 194th (2005)
WSOP Bracelets: 6
WSOP Cashes: 46
WPT Titles: 1
Live Earnings: $4,968,925
Quote: “When I came to town, I slept in my vehicle and sought out games. I spent one month building my bankroll.” — Layne Flack (referring to starting from nothing when he came to Las Vegas from Montana in 1997 in a September 1, 2009 PokerPlayer interview).
  • Won consecutive Legends of Poker tournaments in 1999 to earn the nickname “Back to Back”, then did it again at the 2003 WSOP.

Mike Sexton – Midwesterners

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Mike Sexton

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Mike Sexton – Midwesterners
Born: 1947/09/22 (Shelby, IN)
WSOP Main Event: 12th (2000)
WSOP Bracelets: 1
WSOP Cashes: 62
WPT Titles: 0
Live Earnings: $5,890,177
Poker
Hall of Fame
2009
Quote: “One day a chump, the next day a champion. What a difference a day makes in tournament poker.” — Mike Sexton
  • Has been one of the driving forces of the World Poker Tour, including commentating on broadcasts.
  • Won the 2006 Tournament of Champions for $1,000,000.

Phil Hellmuth – Midwesterners

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Phil Hellmuth

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Phil Hellmuth – Midwesterners
Born: 1964/07/16 (Madison, WI)
WSOP Main Event: 1st (1989)
WSOP Bracelets: 14
WSOP Cashes: 118
WPT Titles: 0
Live Earnings: $20,977,294
Poker
Hall of Fame
2007
Quote: “If there weren’t luck involved, I would win every time.” — Phil Hellmuth (2004).
  • Holds the WSOP career records for bracelets (14), final tables (55), and cashes (118).
  • Only player to win both the WSOP Main Event (1989) and WSOP Europe Main Event (2012).

Footnotes:

  1. Other top Midwesterners include Brad Daugherty, Greg Raymer, Scott Seiver, et al. (note that Michiganders have their own group).

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    Stats current as of September 21, 2016.

    See the first Poker Greats post for more information about these playing cards.

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