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Poker legend Amarillo Slim is living on borrowed time

Tags: Amarillo Slim, doyle brunson, health, hospital, rounder, sick
Posted on Friday, April 20, 2012 by "T".
Poker legend Amarillo Slim, 83, has been in the hospital since Monday evening. According to one news site, his health has been fading lately, and he doesn't have much time left. In fact, doctors didn't think he would survive the first night in the hospital. Amarillo Slim, whose real name is Thomas Austin Preston Jr, has won the World Series of Poker 4 times and is well-known rounder from the ol[...]   Read more » Poker legend Amarillo Slim is living on borrowed time

  20-Apr-12, 15:59   #1
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noonlion 

Joined: Mar '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 1277
One of the last of the old school poker players.

the prospect of someone getting jacked for their winnings after a ring game or tournament is almost inconceivable nowadays.

     
  20-Apr-12, 19:50   #2
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bombsapphire 
Joined: Mar '10
Location: Japan
Age: 42 (M)
Posts: 32
googled and found some really interest articles about him. Does anyone know title of the movie about Slim's life? Is that suspended?

     
  20-Apr-12, 19:54   #3
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dozn01 

Joined: Sep '09
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 37 (M)
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ONE WORD ..................... RESPECT

     
  21-Apr-12, 14:57   #4
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Cliffem 
Joined: Apr '10
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 28 (M)
Posts: 112
Fight hard A.S!

     
  21-Apr-12, 15:54   #5
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Flippedchips 

Joined: Dec '09
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 35 (M)
Posts: 2087
Hope he makes it but tbh he had an epic life and i am sure more fun than alot of peoples Smile

I have to say i thought this guy was dead Shock

     
  21-Apr-12, 17:40   #6
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Chartoule 
Joined: May '09
Location: Spain
Age: 41 (M)
Posts: 1261
Old school guy. Hope he get well soon. Or if isn´t possible, the poker world will remember you Amarillo. Nh, sir!!!!!!!!!

     
  21-Apr-12, 20:02   #7
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kanuta12 
Joined: Sep '08
Location: Colombia
Age: 29 (M)
Posts: 3
come on amarillo....come on...figth..!!!....

     
  21-Apr-12, 20:11   #8
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Fakiry 

Joined: Apr '09
Location: Portugal
Age: 37 (M)
Posts: 4764
Sad news, it is always awful to have a friend in the hospital with such a bad medical state. 83 years old mustnt be easy stuff to deal with, but like i just read yesterday, "It's not years in your life that count, what counts is the life in your years", and Slim is a good example of a lot in both!

     
  21-Apr-12, 23:00   #9
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GIOMi6 

Joined: Feb '10
Location: Suriname
Age: 39 (M)
Posts: 1189
These players live by poker ethics, but the young players nowadays don't care about poker ethics in my opinion, They live in their own world.

     
  22-Apr-12, 00:15   #10
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Flippedchips 

Joined: Dec '09
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 35 (M)
Posts: 2087
lol sounds like your just getting old GIO Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile I am sure you could pass off as 75 years old if your age was not there Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile Blink Big Smile

     
  24-Apr-12, 18:44   #11
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ProBucurest1 

Joined: Dec '09
Location: Romania
Age: 37 (M)
Posts: 32
Amarillo Slim Preston is one of the world's most talented poker players, mostly in Pot Limit Omaha and No Limit Hold'em. I wish you a speedy recovery A.Slim Preston
"Look around the table. If you don't see a sucker, get up, because you're the sucker." !!! by A.S.Preston

     
  26-Apr-12, 15:24   #12
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Birmin 
Joined: Apr '12
Location: Ukraine
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Posts: 14
This is a GREAT MAN!!! RESPECT!

     
  26-Apr-12, 16:06   #13
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MarcWinz 

Joined: Oct '09
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 50 (M)
Posts: 644
It people like AS and DB who made this game what it is!!! It is always sad to hear of people fighting for their lives, but as some of us have read, what a life to lead. GL to him for always and people should remember him for the life he has led and the way he has acted in different situations.

GL AS...................

GL all......................

Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile

     
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