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The World Series of Poker - Part V

by James McManus |  Published: Sep 18, 2008

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By 1997, at least 12 of the 21 bracelets were captured by foreign-born players, confirming that the Texas gamblers' reunions in Reno and Las Vegas had evolved into an authentic World Series. (We must say "at least" because a birth certificate has never been required.) The next year produced at least 10 non-American winners, with the championship bracelet going to Thuan "Scotty" Nguyen, a 35-year-old pro sporting gold chains and Buddhist medallions to go with his curly gelled mullet.


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