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Poker legend Amarillo Slim is living on borrowed time

Tags: Amarillo Slim, doyle brunson, health, hospital, rounder, sick.
Posted on 20 April 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 old days - when poker players used to get robbed and sometimes even get killed for their profession. If you look up Amarillo Slim on google you will find plenty of stories about when he toured the United States looking for gambling action along with legends such as Doyle Brunson.

Yesterday Brunson, who's still a very active gambler and keeps the poker community updated on his daily life, twittered that he spoke to his old friend.


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13 comments on "Poker legend Amarillo Slim is living on borrowed time"

 noonlion20/04/2012 15:59:33 GMT
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.
 bombsapphire20/04/2012 19:50:48 GMT
googled and found some really interest articles about him. Does anyone know title of the movie about Slim's life? Is that suspended?
 dozn0120/04/2012 19:54:08 GMT
ONE WORD ..................... RESPECT
 Cliffem21/04/2012 14:57:12 GMT
Fight hard A.S!
 Flippedchips21/04/2012 15:54:28 GMT
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
 Chartoule21/04/2012 17:40:58 GMT
Old school guy. Hope he get well soon. Or if isn´t possible, the poker world will remember you Amarillo. Nh, sir!!!!!!!!!
 kanuta1221/04/2012 20:02:20 GMT
come on amarillo....come on...figth..!!!....
 Fakiry21/04/2012 20:11:39 GMT
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!
 GIOMi621/04/2012 23:00:57 GMT
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.
 Flippedchips22/04/2012 00:15:39 GMT
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
 ProBucurest124/04/2012 18:44:09 GMT
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
 Birmin26/04/2012 15:24:06 GMT
 MarcWinz26/04/2012 16:06:09 GMT
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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