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Hands With Queens Win …

… it’s difficult to produce statistical evidences of this 😉 but let’s consider the WSOP history for example.

For those who don’t know the WSOP, it is the main poker event of the year. Pros from all around the world fight each other to win a huge amount of money. The idea of a World Series of Poker began in 1969 with an event called the Texas Gambling Reunion. It was as an invitational event sponsored by Tom Moore of San Antonio, Texas, and held at the Holiday Hotel and Casino in Reno. But it was the following year that poker player and Las Vegas casino owner Benny Binion officially created the World Series of Poker (WSOP).

But let’s come back to our point: Hands With Queens Win.

Apart those winning the tournament with double Q – in 1978 Bobby Baldwin’s Q Q defeated Crandall Addington’s 99 and in 1983 Tom McEvoy’s Q Q won against Rod Peate’s K J – there are more recent examples, some of them really amazing. In 2001 Juan Carlos Mortensen’s suited K Q defeated Dewey Tomko’s A A, in 2002 Robert Varkonyi beat Julian Gardner with Q 10 offsuit against a suited J 8 and in 2006 Jamie Gold won the competion with Q 9 offsuit against Paul Wasicka’s 10 10.

These are facts! 🙂

Do you know poker staking? It is for sure an activity raising in popularity these days. A staker is a person who willfully places money at risk to invest in a player or players. The person being staked is called the Horse. The horses or stakees are who actually play online poker while the stakers put up the money and sets the rules. The stakee and staker must eventually agree on terms.