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dec
6

Thor Hansen, Godfather of Norwegian Poker, Passes Away at 71

Tags: Norway, RIP, Thor Hansen
Posted on Thursday, December 06, 2018 by "T".

Thor Hansen, also known as the "Godfather of Norwegian Poker", has passed away on Tuesday evening after a long battle with cancer. He was 71 years old.


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sep
10

Poker Pro Suddenly Dies from Heart Attack at Tournament in Oklahoma Casino

Tags: Eric Thompson, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Oklahoma, RIP
Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018 by "T".

No one thought that tragedy would strike at a certain player while at a poker tournament scheduled on September 1 Saturday at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


Read more » Poker Pro Suddenly Dies from Heart Attack at Tournament in Oklahoma Casino

dec
8

Hundreds Mourn Death of UK’s ‘Queen of Poker’

Tags: Emma Fryer, rip
Posted on Friday, December 08, 2017 by "T".

Emma Fryer was called the British "Queen of Poker" by friends and players who knew her well. The 42-year old player died instantly in a car crash in the Czech Republic. More than 200 mourners have filled ChristChurch in Alsager to capacity, requiring some well-wishers to stand outside for the morning service.


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feb
8

Body of Missing Poker Player Richard Cole found in Herengracht canal in Amsterdam

Tags: Richard Cole, rip
Posted on Monday, February 08, 2016 by "T".

Richard Cole, age 30, resident of Dursley in Gloucestershire, England, went missing after going to various bars located in the Thorbeckeplein area on January 25, 2016. Authorities have recovered the body of a British male from an Amsterdam canal.


Read more » Body of Missing Poker Player Richard Cole found in Herengracht canal in Amsterdam

feb
4

Deceased Man Gets His Last Poker Game

Tags: Henry Rosario Martinez, RIP
Posted on Thursday, February 04, 2016 by "T".

Deceased 31-year old Puerto Rican, Henry Rosario Martinez, has one of the most unusual requests from his loved ones prior to his death. He asked them that they dress his embalmed body in his usual attire and sunglass and be sat upright at a poker table with friends and family for one last time.


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aug
21

RIP: Chad "lilholdem954" Batista Dies at 35

Tags: Chad Batista, lilholdem954, RIP
Posted on Friday, August 21, 2015 by "T".

On Thursday, PokerNews delivered the sad news that American poker pro Chad "lilholdem954" Batista had passed away.

"It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved son, nephew, cousin, brother and friend, Chad 'lilholdem954' Batista. Chad died suddenly this beautiful Thursday afternoon with his family surrounding him. We ask that our privacy be respected at this difficult time and we thank you for your prayers," his family wrote in a statement.


Read more » RIP: Chad "lilholdem954" Batista Dies at 35

jul
23

Canadian Poker Pro Dies in Plane Crash

Tags: Norman Overdijk, plane crash, RIP
Posted on Thursday, July 23, 2015 by "T".

On Monday, it was reported that Canadian poker pro and 2011 CPT Player of that Year Norman Overdijk, 54, had died in an tragic accident on July 18th, 2015. According to PokerNews, Overdijk and a 26-year-old passenger crashed shortly after takeoff in a two-seater paraplane somwhere in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.


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apr
27

From Prison Inmate To Poker Millionaire

Tags: Dave Ulliott, Devilfish, RIP
Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015 by "T".

As most of you probably are aware of, Dave "Devilfish" Ulliott passed away at the age of 61 on April 6, 2015 after losing a battle against terminal bowel and liver cancer. Phil Hellmuth, Doyle Brunson, Daniel Shak and many other poker pros all over the world have paid tribute to his memory via Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms since his death.


Read more » From Prison Inmate To Poker Millionaire

apr
7

Dave "Devilfish" Ulliott Dies at 61

Tags: Dave Ullliott, devil fish, RIP
Posted on Tuesday, April 07, 2015 by "T".

Some very sad news this morning. British poker legend Dave "Devilfish" Ulliott passed away on Monday, April 6. According to an announcement by his son on Twitter, Dave Ulliott, who has been fighting terminal bowel and liver cancer since earlier this year, died peacefully surrounded by his loves ones. Ulliot, who has $6.2 million in live tournament earnings (the second biggest winner of all time in the UK), leaves behind his wife and eight children.

 

RIP


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feb
19

The Murder of Poker Player Mehmet Hassan: Trial Underway

Tags: Mehmet Hassan, murder, RIP, robbery
Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2015 by "T".

In March 2014, poker player Mehmet Hassan was found dead in his London flat after his sister became concerned about his welfare and called the police. The police suspected that it was a premeditated burglary and it didn't take long before they arrested and charged three people (Leonie Granger, Kyrron Jackson and Nicholas Chandler) with murder, robbery and false imprisonment.


Read more » The Murder of Poker Player Mehmet Hassan: Trial Underway

jul
1

Missing Poker Pro Found Dead in River

Tags: death, dna test, Johannes Strassmann, Ljubljana river, rip, Slovenia
Posted on Tuesday, July 01, 2014 by "T".

German poker professional Johannes Strassmann, who went missing last week in Slovenia, was confirmed dead a few days ago after a DNA test. Strassmann was visiting some friends in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana and was reported missing on June 21.


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may
1

Poker Pro Commits Suicide - Father Blames Black Friday

Tags: alaska, las vegas, Matthew Anthony Roth, poker pro, Rest in Peace, rip
Posted on Wednesday, May 01, 2013 by "T".

Matthew Anthony Roth, of Fairbanks, Alaska, made a living from playing online poker since he was 18 and had a very bright future ahead of him, but his life (and many others) changed drastically on April 15, 2011 when online poker was shut down in the U.S. by FBI (Poker's Black Friday). Roth (in the middle of the picture) spent months reclaiming his funds, which were spread around several poker sites. Although he recovered most of his money and graduated in 2012 with a degree in finance - his life never became what it once was.


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aug
2

Ryan Young Killed in Car Accident

Tags: car accident, poker player, rip, ryan young, wsop
Posted on Thursday, August 02, 2012 by "T".

Poker pro Ryan Young passed away on Monday at the age of 28. There are very few details of Young's death, but most sources claim that he died in a car accident. Young was a well-known face in the poker community for his fantastic achievements at the World Series of Poker, where he has cashed 12 times and won 1 bracelet (2007 WSOP event #35: $1,500 No Limit Hold'em).

 

 


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may
10

Doyle Brunsons's Tribute to Amarillo Slim

Tags: amarillo slim preston, death, doyle brunson, poker legend, rip, tribute, wsop
Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2012 by "T".

In Doyle Brunson's latest blog "You Only Live once. If you work it right, once is enough" the 78-year-old poker legend writes about his good old friend Amarillo Slim, who passed away last month at the age of 83. Brunson writes, for example, about the phone call he made to Amarillo Slim when he was in a hospice and when the two of them traveled the US looking for poker games to take part in.

Below is the full version of Doyle's blog "You Only Live once. If you work it right, once is enough".


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apr
30

Amarillo Slim Passes Away at 83

Tags: amarillo slim preston, death, doyle brunson, poker legend, rip, wsop
Posted on Monday, April 30, 2012 by "T".

The poker world lost an icon yesterday as five-time World Series of Poker Champion "Amarillo Slim" Preston passed away just after midnight at a hospice near his home in Amarillo, Texas.

His family was by his side from the day he was hospitalized till the very end. Preston's daughter confirmed the poker legend's death by releasing a statement regarding her father's passing:


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feb
8

Russian Poker Pro Passes Away at 47

Tags: dies, funeral, Nikolay Evdakov, poker pro, rip, russia, wpt final, wsop
Posted on Wednesday, February 08, 2012 by "T".

The Russian poker community has lost one of its greatest players as poker pro Nikolay Evdakov passed away on Monday this week. He died at the age of only 47 and no reason to his sudden death has been given.

Evdakov made a name for himself in the poker world during the 2008 World Series of Poker when he beat the most cashes during one WSOP record. In total, he cashed in 10 events and his best result was a 14th place in the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha event. Last year he reached the quarter finals in the WSOP $25k NLH heads-up event, and the year before that he finished 9th in the World Poker Tour Final.

The funeral of Nikolay Evdakov will be held in his hometown next Wednesday. Rest in peace! 

 

dec
27

Poker player dead in fire accident

Tags: rest in peace, rip, sweden poker
Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 by "T".

According to a Swedish poker news site, a young Swedish poker player died just a few days before Christmas Eve in a fire at a hotel in Bali, Asia. The news site writes that it most probably was an accident and that the young Swede was the only one in room that caught fire.

The man, whose name we have decided not to write here, is from the North of Sweden and he was in Asia on a longer holiday. He has been playing in quite a few major tournaments but has no cashes, according to different live tournament tracking sites, however, he was a very talented cash game player and a very respected person among many professional poker players.

Rest in peace.

 

dec
1

Doyle's sister took her own life (RIP)

Tags: doyle brunson, levada hale, rip, sister, suicide
Posted on Wednesday, December 01, 2010 by "T".

In Doyle Brunson's latest blog, Live as if you were going to die tomorrow, learn as if you were going to live forever, he shares some really sad news with his fans and the rest of the poker world - his sister took her own life last month.

He describes his only sister, Lavada Hale, as a very strong person all her life, but when she recently lost her eyesight due to glaucoma and related eye diseases, she became very depressed and decided to end her life as she couldn't stand the thought of living the rest of her life in darkness.


Read more » Doyle's sister took her own life (RIP)


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