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With a Little Help From My Friends

WSOPE Champion James Bord

by Rebecca McAdam |  Published: Feb 01, 2011

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Annette Obrestad. John Juanda. Barry Shulman. All well-known international poker stars with one important thing in common — the World Series of Poker Europe main-event title. The most recent name added to that list was James Bord. Who? That’s what many of you asked as you watched the young, jovial Brit celebrate his first bracelet. However, Bord isn’t new to the scene. He has just always remained behind the scenes, known only by the younger British poker generation and high stakes circles in Vegas. That was until he won one of the most prestigious events of the poker world and just over £830,000. Chilling with poker friends in Cape Town, South Africa, Bord told Card Player everything was “same old, same old” since his big win. “So things haven’t gotten a little crazy?” I ask. “What about the money — has that not changed things for you?” Taking everything in ...


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