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A Poker Life -- Brad Booth

A Poker Life: Brad Booth

by Brian Pempus |  Published: Aug 10, 2011

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The game of poker has shown its darkest side to former nosebleed cash game regular “Yukon” Brad Booth — but he still loves playing cards. The 34-year-old Canadian came to play day 1D of the main on a last minute decision, and after five levels of action, he sat with 109,300 – good for more than three times the starting stack to begin day 2B. Prior to Sunday’s day of play, Booth had not competed in a World Series of Poker event since 2008. Crippling bankroll problems, as well as losing approximately $2.5 million in the horrific Ultimate Bet cheating scandal, have thrown the cash game grinder into the abyss of the poker world – and he’s still trying to emerge from its depths. “Coming up to the Rio was strange because it has been so long, and this is my life," said Booth, who sold about two-thirds of his ...


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