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The Entrance

by Gavin Griffin |  Published: Oct 10, 2018


The main event at the World Series of Poker is a spectacle unlike any other in poker. With thousands of people playing and tens of millions of dollars up for grabs, it’s hard to get that shine on an individual level. Making a deep run definitely helps, as does being a past champion or poker luminary. One other way to get some camera time is to arrange for it. Two people took this approach at the WSOP this year and they went about it in similar ways with differing public opinion. Everyone who is reading this can guess who planned one of the entrances. From being carried in like Caesar, to crashing a race car in the parking lot, Hellmuth has made plenty of “impressive” entrances to the main event. This year, he showed up dressed as Thor with a cadre of vaguely superhero-themed ladies-in-waiting as accompaniment. Hellmuth’s entrances, like ...

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