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The Odd Couple of Poker – Part II

by Max Shapiro |  Published: Jan 22, 2014


In part I, I described how two top-name but personality-opposite poker characters — the happy-go-lucky Raymond Davis and the deadpan-serious Allen Kessler — got together and have intermingled ever since. Kessler has the bigger single cash — $276,485 for second in a WSOP stud eight-or-better championship event — but Davis holds the record for the most Facebook posts. If he were paid a nickel a word for every word he put up, he’d be richer than Bill Gates. He posts about sports, poker, women, bawdy jokes and descriptions of his bowel movements…but mostly jibes at Kessler. Once at a tournament table with Barbara Enright, Davis boastingly posted her remark that she thought he was the second-best player she had ever seen and when he asked who was better than him, she answered “Phil Ivey.” In fact, her joking response was “everyone else.” Davis says that he has been backed by ...

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