Daily Rewind: RIP Amarillo, PokerStars Photoshop, PokerStrategist Tops Pokerfest

In today's Daily Rewind we mourn the death of Amarillo Slim, take a look at a prophetic Photoshop and hear of PokerStrategists' successes at the felt. All that plus the latest news from WPT Jacksonville.

The Daily Rewind is your one-stop-shop for a sharp review of the day in poker. Join us here for a mix of the latest news and a more irreverent insight into the poker world. Today we discovered the following topics for you:

RIP Slim

The poker community has seen the death of one of its most colourful characters in the past 24 hours. Amarillo Slim, or Thomas Austin Preston Jr. to his parents, was famed as much for his prop bets as his poker skills.

Indeed, one of his most famous hustles involved a pool table and a broomstick.

Unfortunately, Slim’s battle with cancer and heart problems came to an end yesterday.

Aged 83 it’s fair to say that Slim’s antics divided community opinion. However, there’s no doubt that the poker world will be a less interesting place without him.  

Here are just a few tributes from Twitter:

Doyle Brunson: “@TexDolly: Feeling blue after Slim's passing, even though I was expecting it. Sickening to read what some folks are saying about him. #theyjustdontknow”

Wicked Chops Poker: “@wickedchops: Amarillo Slim was the Michael Jackson of poker. Appreciate the poker contributions and keep it at that.”

Prophetic PokerStars Photoshop

2+2 might be offline but that hasn’t stopped the Photoshop gurus of this world creating some pictorial funnies.

Indeed, one of the best efforts in recent times (and possibly ever) has been created by “@oneonth3run” and is based on the recent rumours regarding PokerStars' takeover of Full Tilt.

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A Prophetic Photoshop?

PokerStrategists Top Pokerfest

Two PokerStrategy.com members represented the community in superb style yesterday by finishing 1st and 3rd in PartyPoker's Pokerfest II.

The $215 event had $350,000 guaranteed and after a hard fought battle, spowi took it down and bagged $58,000.

Also putting in a strong performance was Method99. The German player finished 3rd for $24,000.

The Jacksonville 55

A mass cull at yesterday’s WPT Jacksonville left just 55 players remaining at the end of the day.

In total 320 players tipped the prizepool over $1.5 million; meaning that the top 36 players will all receive some cash, with the winner taking home $400,600 (+ a $25K WPT World Championship seat).

Of the remaining players, James Dempsey enjoyed one of the best runs, eliminating a number of players as well as relieving Mike Sexton and Vince van Patten of some money at the dog track.

Play recommences today and will play until the bubble bursts.

High Stakes Corner

The EPT’s second High Roller event kicked off yesterday with 117 players (+16 re-entries) creating a first place prize of €1,080,000.

Entering Day 2 with the chip advantage was Andrew Badecker but his position was far from comfortable with the likes of Phil Ivey, Viktor Blom and Patrik Antonius still left in the hunt.

Today’s action is set to play down until only 8 remain and already some world class players have hit the rail.

The first casualty of the day was Sorel Mizzi who lost a huge chunk of his chips after he ran into Viktor Blom’s pocket aces.

His fate was sealed just a few hands later when he committed the remainder of his chips with AQ but couldn’t find a way past the pocket jacks of Vincent van der Fluit.

To get live updates of all today’s action, visit the PokerStars' blog.

Daily Signoff

Amarillo Slim's gambling antics were so legendary that someone took the time to write a song about them. Would you have dared make a bet with Slim?

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  • JohnTheGreatest


    LOL @ that pic!!!
  • Glopslart


    On my screen the video links beneath the Jacksonville 55 story and the Daily Signoff story are dead.
  • William340


    RIP, Slim
  • RiverSpeaker


    RIP Slim,you'll always be known for your ability to seek ways of making money:)
    I do not approve to the picture,why are Ivey,Dwan,Antonious,Hansen there?they had nothing to do with this whole thing,they just fell in the middle because they were sponsored,I think those are the best players(including Negreanu) ,the rest should **********