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The Scoop -- Jack McClelland

by The Scoop |  Published: Jan 08, 2010


Jack McClelland is a legendary tournament director who has overseen some of the biggest and most prestigious tournaments in the world, including the World Series of Poker. In his long and successful career, he’s become known for his fair rulings and well-run events. He is currently the director of tournament poker operations at Bellagio, where he manages all of its World Poker Tour events. Diego Cordovez: We’ve talked a bunch of times about how, at the World Series, Phil Hellmuth’s poor behavior stands out in this era. There are people who celebrate a lot, but as far as how he treats other players or even the tournament staff, it’s poor. When you were working the World Series in the ’80s, there were characters like Stu Ungar, Johnny Moss, and Puggy Pearson. Is it accurate to say that overall, player behavior has improved dramatically, or is that just my perception? Jack ...

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