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The World Series of Poker -- Part III

by James McManus |  Published: Aug 19, 2008


Eric Drache's one-table satellites to the main event steadily had increased the number of entrants — to 54 in 1979, 73 in 1980, 75 in 1981, 104 in 1982; '82 was also the year Jack "Treetop" Straus won after being down to a single chip worth 500, giving rise to the expression "all you need is a chip and a chair," the mantra of every player sitting behind a short stack. Meanwhile, next door to the Horseshoe, the Mint's poker manager, Jim Albrecht, followed suit by spreading World Series of Poker satellites of his own.

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