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Thoughts From The 2016 WSOP Main Event

by Linda Johnson |  Published: Dec 07, 2016


The 2016 World Series of Poker main event is over and we have a new world champion! Congratulations to Qui Nguyen who bested a field of 6,737 entrants to claim victory and $8 million. I had the pleasure of attending the final table broadcast in the Rio›s Penn & Teller Theater in Las Vegas. I was seated in the front row in the midst of the “Team Bax” cheering section made up of Cliff Josephy’s supporters. The grandiosity and pageantry of the event is something I will never get tired of, no matter how many final tables I’ve had the honor of watching. The excitement and energy in the showroom was electrifying as each player was escorted to his seat by a showgirl dressed up in full costume. The “shuffle up and deal” was spoken jointly by the newest members of the Poker Hall of Fame, Todd Brunson and Carlos Mortensen. Each of ...

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