A Short History of Poker

Joey Tilt Poker is Joey Daniel Tilt, who was born on 29th July in the year 1964 in Providence, Rhode Island. Everyone knows the Joey story, he was a pro poker player from Brazil and won a one million dollar tournament in Las Vegas. Daniel Tilt began his career as a basketball player, but a knee injury robbed him of fame on that floor, so he moved on to the professional level of poker.

Tilt is a character of many books, especially books about poker, but not many about his life before poker. This is part of the charm of the Joe fresno books, Joey is an easy read, he is fun and optimistic, but he is not reckless, determined or conceited. He starts each session with a short talk to himself, unpacking his thoughts and themes from the day.

In the early days of the professional pokerrepublik era, Daniel was known for his encounters with cheating in high stakes poker – he was the victim of a massive unrelated cheating and was never the same after that. He has won some very respectable tournaments, but the one event that will always be remembered is the 2004 World Series of Poker Main Event. Dan 156th started the event with $1,crete 2.8 million with 10 hand filled protectors. Danang James gave him 6.7 million.

Dan Rise was eliminated and finished the event with $1, pits of his last hand. His last hand was a King high straight flush, with the Ace high flush beating a King high straight flush.

We do have one slight aside, in the 2004 World Series of Poker Main Event, there was no one guaranteed to win the whole thing. So many players entered that anyone could have won, theoretically. It just so happen that Dan Rise had the best hand and I think he got lucky by not being the only one to fold.

I was watching the 2004 World Series of Poker on ESPN and Vintage reviewers put it best. They said; It’s as rare as spotting a quadruple toned horse. If you’re looking for a poker lesson, this is it. A very seasoned professional just tips his hat to Dan.’

I saw part of the same scenario playing out last night with the 2006 World Series of Poker. There was no one sure of the winner, other than Peytonleadbetter (aka Phil Ivey). When Phil saw his pocket kings and got nobody for a while, he went all in. Either way, one of two things happened. A) His opponent had QQ and b) Phil had a better hand than Phil.

If you’ve ever watched a professional poker tournament you’ll know about the inevitable long days and nights (or weeks, or months) where the cards just won’t come. Usually it’s because the other person is just better than you.

Last night was perhaps the lowest point thus far for me in the 2006 World Series of Poker. Some highs were still possible, but a ridiculously low amount of people entered the pot and kept the pot small. It’s very hard to make a living off of $2/$4 blinds.