Poker Greats Playing Card Deck: The Nines

[SS] “The Nines are the New Yorkers”, Stan the Stat noted. “Here are the Nines:1

Erik Seidel – New Yorkers

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Erik Seidel

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Erik Seidel – New Yorkers
Born: 1959/11/06 (New York, NY)
WSOP Main Event: 2nd (1988)
WSOP Bracelets: 8
WSOP Cashes: 99
WPT Titles: 1
Live Earnings: $29,392,159
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Quote: “Think your way through all situations. When things have gone badly, sit there just as tough as you were when you came in. That can be very discouraging to other players.” — Erik Seidel.
  • Final tabled the WSOP Main Event in both 1988 (2nd) and 1999 (4th).
  • Recorded his first career live tournament cash in the 1988 WSOP Main Event.

Gabe Kaplan – New Yorkers

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Gabe Kaplan

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Gabe Kaplan – New Yorkers
Born: 1945/03/31 (Brooklyn, NY)
WSOP Main Event: 13th (1991)
WSOP Bracelets: 0
WSOP Cashes: 11
WPT Titles: 0
Live Earnings: $1,991,248
Quote: “I got a little lucky. I was, like, the first celebrity who played in any of these tournaments. I did very well at the time. I was not really pursuing acting much so people say ‘he’s a poker player now’… I never considered myself to be a professional player.” — Gabe Kaplan (2013 Inland Valley Daily Bulletin interview).
  • Finished sixth in the 1980 WSOP Main Event when only five places were paid.
  • Won Amarillo Slim’s Superbowl of Poker in 1980 for $190,000.
  • Hosted High Stakes Poker for its first six seasons on television.

Jay Heimowitz – New Yorkers

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Jay Heimowitz

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Jay Heimowitz – New Yorkers
Born: 1937/12/26 (Bethel, NY)
WSOP Main Event: 3rd (1980)
WSOP Bracelets: 6
WSOP Cashes: 41
WPT Titles: 0
Live Earnings: $2,111,256
Quote: “[Winning the Main Event] will sort of make you known forever [and give you] respect among your peers, which is really what the player looks for.” — Jay Heimowitz (All In, pp. 115-116).
  • Finished sixth in the 1981 WSOP Main Event and in the top 20 five times between 1987 and 1997.
  • With his fifth bracelet in 2000, became the first player to win a WSOP bracelet in four different decades.

Ted Forrest – New Yorkers

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Ted Forrest

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Ted Forrest – New Yorkers
Born: 1964/09/24 (Syracuse, NY)
WSOP Main Event: 408th (2006)
WSOP Bracelets: 6
WSOP Cashes: 34
WPT Titles: 1
Live Earnings: $6,331,427
Quote: “In 2004, I won a No Limit Hold ‘Em tournament and also a stud tournament. In 1993, I won three tournaments. I guess I just win tournaments every ten years or so.” — Ted Forrest (June 1, 2014 PokerNews interview after winning his sixth bracelet).

Footnotes:

  1. Other top New Yorkers include Robert Varkonyi, et al.

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    Stats current as of July 30, 2016.

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

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