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The Scoop -- Linda Johnson

by The Scoop |  Published: Feb 19, 2010


Linda Johnson is a former publisher of Card Player magazine, former announcer for the World Poker Tour, and a well-respected player, having won a World Series of Poker bracelet in 1997 in the $1,500 razz event. Known as “The First Lady of Poker,” Johnson has been an ambassador for the game for several years. Diego Cordovez: You won a bracelet in razz, but is it safe to say that if Chinese poker were a regular event at the World Series, you’d have as many bracelets as Doyle or Johnny Chan? Linda Johnson: [Laughing] I think that Chinese poker is definitely one of my best games, and I would love to see more tournaments. There is one coming at Commerce Casino that I’m planning to play in. It’s in February, and I’ll be there. DC: People don’t realize that high-stakes players love Chinese poker. Throughout the World Series, on the breaks, the Chinese poker games are ...

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