December 24, 2017

There aren’t a great many games, sports or activities uniquely connected to specific periods of American history like the Wild West is connected to card games. Poker and the Old West are inextricably linked in stories and culture. Daring gunslingers and lawmen met over the faro table or played poker in dusty saloons filled with character, excitement and danger. The whiskey flowed, the hand-rolled cigarettes filled the air with haze while icons like Doc Holliday and Wild Bill Hickok bet and calle...

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WJ Wright played his first game of poker at the age of eleven. In the late eighties he started playing for money and hasn't looked back. You can usually find him hiding his hole cards while sipping scotch and considering which player and which hand will end up in his next writing project.

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