Poker Greats Playing Card Deck: The Sixes

[SS] “The Sixes are the Michiganders, who were either born or raised in Michigan”, Stan the Stat continued. “Here are the Sixes:1

David Baker – Michiganders

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David Baker

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David Baker – Michiganders
Born: 1986/10/17 (Charlotte, NC)
WSOP Main Event: 252 (2008)
WSOP Bracelets: 2
WSOP Cashes: 31
WPT Titles: 0
Live Earnings: $2,802,877
Quote: “It’s awesome. I love the World Series. You get to come and chill with 300 of your best friends.” — David Baker (referring to his online poker buddies in a June 25, 2010 interview with Andrew Feldman for ESPN).
  • Won the 2009 SCOOP $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha event for $215,000 and has nearly $5 million in online earnings.
  • Known as “Bakes” to avoid confusion with David “ODB” Baker, the “Original David Baker”, another excellent pro.

Joe Cada – Michiganders

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Joe Cada

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Joe Cada – Michiganders
Born: 1987/11/18 (Shelby Charter, MI)
WSOP Main Event: 1st (2009)
WSOP Bracelets: 2
WSOP Cashes: 15
WPT Titles: 0
Live Earnings: $10,403,598
Quote: “It still has not hit me yet. I don’t know what to think… I have really put a lot into this. I have been playing poker for some time, and to come here and win it in my very first year — I feel very fortunate.” — Joe Cada (2009).
  • Became the youngest player to win the WSOP Main Event (21 years, 11 months, and 22 days), beating Peter Eastgate’s year-old record by almost a year.

Ryan Riess – Michiganders

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Ryan Riess

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Ryan Riess – Michiganders
Born: 1990/04/19 (Pontiac, MI)
WSOP Main Event: 1st (2013)
WSOP Bracelets: 1
WSOP Cashes: 9
WPT Titles: 0
Live Earnings: $9,190,619
Quote: “I just think that I’m the best player in the world.” — Ryan Riess (in an interview with Kara Scott moments after winning the Main Event on November 5, 2013).
  • Invested most of his Main Event winnings in stocks, including Apple, Disney, Facebook, and Union Pacific.

Tom McEvoy – Michiganders

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Tom McEvoy

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Tom McEvoy – Michiganders
Born: 1944/11/14 (Grand Rapids, MI)
WSOP Main Event: 1st (1983)
WSOP Bracelets: 4
WSOP Cashes: 42
WPT Titles: 0
Live Earnings: $2,991,672
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Hall of Fame
2013
Quote: “No Limit Hold ‘Em. Hours of boredom followed by moments of sheer terror.” — Tom McEvoy.
  • Was the first satellite winner to win the Main Event.
  • Helped organize the first smoke-free tournament in 1998 and eventually persuaded almost all tournament directors to ban smoking.

Footnotes:

  1. Other top Michiganders include Russ Hamilton, et al.

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    Stats current as of May 6, 2016.

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

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