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Poker Pro "Yukon" Brad Booth Found After Reported Missing For More Than Two Months

Family Said He "Has Been Taking Some Time To Himself," According To Tweet


More than two months after poker pro “Yukon” Brad Booth was reported missing, his family announced he has been found.

According to a tweet from freelance journalist Jennifer Newell, Booth’s family confirmed that they had heard from him Wednesday and that he was taking some extended alone time.

“Effective today, September 16th, we have confirmation that Brad is alive and well, but has been taking some time to himself as anticipated and hoped by many,” read the message from Booth’s family. “Again, we cannot thank you enough for your support and well wishes in locating him. Please note – we do not have any further information at this time.”

The Canadian poker pro went missing July 13 and was last spotted in Reno. According to the missing persons report filed, he was last seen leaving the Grand Sierra Resort in a 2002 silver Toyota truck. He told his roommate that he was going camping, but his roommate claimed he only had enough supplies to last a day or two.

The 43-year-old has been a fixture in the poker world for more than a decade and has $793,000 in career tournament earnings, but was a regular in the game’s biggest cash games during the poker boom in the mid-late 2000’s.

He was renowned for his deep-stack cash game skills and spent an 18-month period living at Bellagio and playing $200-$400 no-limit hold’em every day. He was a part of one of the most epic hands in poker history when, on an episode of “High Stakes poker,” Booth bluffed Phil Ivey off pocket kings when he moved all in for $300,000 on a flop with four-high and a gutshot straight draw.

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