WSOP Main Event Champions Playing Cards: The Sevens

[LL] “The Sevens run from to 1995 to 1999”,1 Leroy the Lion said.

Dan Harrington

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Dan Harrington

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Dan “Action Dan” Harrington
Born: 1945/12/06 (Cambridge, MA)
WSOP Main Event: 1st (1995)
WSOP Bracelets: 2
WSOP Cashes: 13
WPT Titles: 1
Live Earnings: $6,618,963
Poker
Hall of Fame
2010
Quote: “[My favorite starting hand is] Aces. And people ask me what my second favorite hand is, I say kings. All these people who love 7-2 or whatever, they’re morons.” — Dan Harrington (July 2009 All In magazine interview).
  • Final tabled the WSOP Main Event in 1987 (6th), 2003 (3rd), and 2004 (4th).
  • Authored the seminal Harrington on Hold ’em series with Bill Robertie.
  • Won the 1972 Massachusetts Chess Championship.

Huck Seed

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Huck Seed

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Huck “Iceman” Seed
Born: 1969/01/15 (Santa Clara, CA)
WSOP Main Event: 1st (1996)
WSOP Bracelets: 4
WSOP Cashes: 52
WPT Titles: 0
Live Earnings: $7,647,267
Quote: “I think playing all the games makes it fun and different, it just kind of keeps it fresh. There are so many different forms of poker, it’s great that the World Series has every different event.” — Huck Seed (May 29, 2009 Bluff magazine interview).
  • Has a sister named Caraway and brothers Cotton and Leif.
  • Was attending CalTech when he discovered poker and dropped out.
  • Won the 2009 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship for $500,000.

Scotty Nguyen

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Scotty Nguyen

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Scotty “Prince of Poker” Nguyen
Born: 1962/10/28 (Nha Trang, Vietnam)
WSOP Main Event: 1st (1998)
WSOP Bracelets: 5
WSOP Cashes: 55
WPT Titles: 1
Live Earnings: $11,939,878
Poker
Hall of Fame
2013
Quote: “Playing the Big One, Baby, is like playing the Masters, I imagine. Hard to describe — it’s definitely a real natural high, Baby!” — Scotty Nguyen (1998).
  • Satellited into the 1998 WSOP Main Event backed by Mike Matusow.
  • Bubbled the final table of the 2007 WSOP Main Event.

Noel Furlong

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Noel Furlong

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Noel Furlong
Born: 1937/12/25 (Dublin, Ireland)
WSOP Main Event: 1st (1999)
WSOP Bracelets: 1
WSOP Cashes: 3
WPT Titles: 0
Live Earnings: $1,145,806
Quote: “I worked hard, but it was 99 percent luck.” — Noel Furlong (May 13, 1999 after winning the WSOP Main Event).
  • J.J., who earned his nickname by being born on Christmas Day, owned a successful carpet-making business before learning poker under the tutelage of Terry Rogers.
  • Exited in 6th from the 1989 Main Event when Johnny Chan picked off his bluff.

Footnotes:

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    Stats current as of April 27, 2018.

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