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The Scoop -- Rafe Furst

by The Scoop |  Published: Aug 21, 2009


Rafe Furst was one of the first members of the Tiltboys, a group of players who started a weekly home game almost two decades ago and published a book about their experiences. He won a World Series of Poker bracelet in a 2006 $1,500 pot-limit hold’em event, and also spearheads the initiative “Put a Bad Beat on Cancer.” He recently sat down with Adam and Diego to talk about an event that put the Tiltboys in the poker spotlight. Diego Cordovez: I mean, really, you actually came to light in large degree when you guys played in a women’s tournament. We’ve talked about ladies tournaments, the purpose of ladies tournaments and open tournaments, and I don’t know the exact dates, but you guys, meaning you and Perry [Friedman] and the other Tiltboys, dressed up as women and took part in a women’s event. At the time, it became a controversial ...

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