Poker Greats Playing Card Deck: The Kings

[SS] “The Kings are the Non-Hold ‘Em Bracelet Winners, players who have won multiple WSOP bracelets without winning any in Texas Hold ‘Em”, Stan the Stat indicated. “Here are the Kings:1

Billy Baxter – Non-Hold ‘Em


Billy Baxter

Billy Baxter – Non-Hold ‘Em
Born: 1940 (Augusta, GA)
WSOP Main Event: 22nd (1997)
WSOP Bracelets: 7
WSOP Cashes: 34
WPT Titles: 0
Live Earnings: $2,429,312
Hall of Fame
Quote: “Deuce to Seven… is the ultimate bluffing game… you only have one draw. That lessens the likelihood of a guy improving his hand. So, you have to bluff, and you have to read bluffs.” — Billy Baxter, who’s won five bracelets in it (2005 CardPlayer interview).
  • Helped pro poker players declare their income to be earned and thus subject to much lower taxes than unearned income with his 1986 federal tax refund court case, “William E. Baxter Jr. vs. the United States”.

David Sklansky – Non-Hold ‘Em


David Sklansky

David Sklansky – Non-Hold ‘Em
Born: 1947/11/22 (Hackensack, NJ)
WSOP Main Event: 27th (1988)
WSOP Bracelets: 3
WSOP Cashes: 40
WPT Titles: 0
Live Earnings: $1,368,869
Quote: “What stops me from being number one is I can’t think as quickly as some people. If everybody had a minute to make a decision, I’d be pretty close to being the best.” — David Sklansky (June 16, 2010 Stacked magazine interview).

Jeff Lisandro – Non-Hold ‘Em


Jeff Lisandro

Jeff Lisandro – Non-Hold ‘Em
Born: 1966 (Perth, Australia)
WSOP Main Event: 17th (2006)
WSOP Bracelets: 6
WSOP Cashes: 61
WPT Titles: 0
Live Earnings: $5,442,449
Quote: “I’ll take your head off!” — Jeff Lisandro (to Prahlad Friedman, who accused him of failing to ante during a hand in the 2006 WSOP Main Event; video evidence proved Lisandro correct, as it was a third player who was short).
  • Named 2009 WSOP POY with victories in three stud events.
  • Won a Pot Limit Omaha event at the 2014 WSOP Asia-Pacific to join Daniel Negreanu with WSOP bracelets in Las Vegas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

Phil Ivey – Non-Hold ‘Em


Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey – Non-Hold ‘Em
Born: 1976/02/01 (Riverside, CA)
WSOP Main Event: 7th (2009)
WSOP Bracelets: 10
WSOP Cashes: 56
WPT Titles: 1
Live Earnings: $23,856,034
Quote: “I want to win 30 [bracelets].” — Phil Ivey (2005).
  • Was the 2003 WSOP Main Event final table bubble boy.
  • Has won a record ten non-Hold ‘Em bracelets.
  • Owns a record five mixed game bracelets.


  1. Other top Non-Hold ‘Em players include Gary Berland, et al.

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    Stats current as of November 14, 2016.

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


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