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Put Your Faith in the Lord

by 'Mad Marty' Wilson |  Published: Feb 01, 2010

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In January 1991, I went to Las Vegas. At the time my biggest fear was flying. I hated it with a passion but on the flight that day were Mickey Wernick, Ian Dobson, Alex Kong, and Aidan Bennett. I got drunk at the airport and the flight wasn’t as bad as flights had been. While I was there in Las Vegas I won over $100,000. I put two $5,000 chips in my ticket pocket of my Levi jeans, knowing that I had my entrance to the main event at the World Series of Poker which started in May and I would have to get the flight back. Those two chips were burning a hole in my pocket and by the time May came around and the start of the WSOP at Binions, I kept postponing and postponing booking a flight. In those days it was really difficult to get a ...


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