Poker Coverage:

Going for the Gold

by Linda Johnson |  Published: Jun 26, 2013


The year was 1997 and I was on an official WSOP gold bracelet hunt. The event was razz, often defined as seven-card stud upside down…the lowest hand wins. It was a two-day event and we had played down to the final table after a very long day one. At one point late on day 1, I had been down to just two chips after losing a big hand with a 6-4-3-2-A. In an illustration of the “chip and a chair” theory, I had managed to build those two chips up into a lead going into the final table. I had taken fifth, fourth, and third-place in previous WSOP events and now more than ever, I desperately wanted the win. I didn’t have the luxury of getting a good night’s sleep before I was scheduled to head back into battle at 4 p.m. At the time, I was the owner of ...

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