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The 2008 World Series of Poker was the 39th annual World Series of Poker (WSOP). [1]

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Alec Michael Torelli (born March 24, 1987) also known by his moniker traheho, is an American professional poker player originally from California who specializes in live high stakes cash games.

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Alexandre Gomes (born July 24, 1982 in Curitiba) is a Brazilian professional poker player..

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Andrew Elliot Bloch (born June 1, 1969 in New Haven, Connecticut) is a professional poker player.

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Andrew Tyler "Andy" Griggs (born August 13, 1973, in West Monroe, Louisiana) is an American country music artist.

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Barry Greenstein (born December 30, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American professional poker player.

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Belgium (België; Belgique; Belgien), officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a sovereign state in Western Europe.

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Berry Enfield Johnston (born September 25, 1935) is an American professional poker player.

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Blair Hinkle (born 1986) is an American poker player who won the 2008 World Series of Poker (WSOP) $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em event.

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Bobby Baldwin (born c. 1950)MGM Mirage's 2006 proxy statement, filed on 4/30/2006, recorded Baldwin's age as 55 is a professional poker player, off-road racer and casino executive.

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Brad Daugherty (born July 5, 1951 in Mountain Grove, Missouri) is a professional poker player.

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Bradley Scott May (born November 29, 1971) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League (NHL).

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Brandon M. Cantu (born May 10, 1981 in Vancouver, Washington) is an American professional poker player.

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Brazil (Brasil), officially the Federative Republic of Brazil (República Federativa do Brasil), is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region.

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Bruce Anthony Buffer (born May 21, 1957) is the official Octagon announcer for UFC events.

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Juan Carlos Mortensen (born April 13, 1972 in Ambato, Ecuador) is a Spanish professional poker player of Danish descent and the only Hispanic Main Event winner of the World Series of Poker.

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Chad Brown (August 13, 1961 – July 2, 2014) was an American actor, poker player and color commentator, based in Los Angeles, California.

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Christopher Bell (born July 26, 1971 in St. Pauls, North Carolina) is an American professional poker player from Raleigh, North Carolina who won the 2010 World Series of Poker $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better event.

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Christopher Philip "Chris" Ferguson (born April 11, 1963) is an American poker player.

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Christopher Bryan Moneymaker (born November 21, 1975, in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American poker player who won the main event at the 2003 World Series of Poker (WSOP).

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Charles David "Chuck" Liddell (born December 17, 1969) is a retired American mixed martial artist and former Ultimate Fighting Championship Light Heavyweight Champion.

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Craig Marquis (born March 14, 1985) is an American poker player from Arlington, Texas, and a final table participant in the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event.

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Dan Harrington (born December 6, 1945) is a professional poker player, best known for winning the main event world championship at the 1995 World Series of Poker.

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Daniel Negreanu (born July 26, 1974) is a Canadian professional poker player who has won six World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets and two World Poker Tour (WPT) championship titles.

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Dario Minieri (born 1985) is an Italian professional poker player from Rome, Italy who won a bracelet at the 2008 World Series of Poker at the age of 23, is a member of team PokerStars, is an online poker player who was the first person to collect enough Frequent Player Points to buy an automobile with them, and is a three-time European Poker Tour final tablist.

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Darus Suharto (born 1968) is a poker player born in Indonesia and currently residing in Toronto, Canada, where he works as a Certified General Accountant at York University, and is a member of the Certified General Accountants of Ontario.

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David Benyamine (born July 5, 1972 in Paris, France) is a French professional poker player with a World Poker Tour title.

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David Charles Daneshgar (born June 18, 1981 in Westlake Village, California) is an American former professional poker player and the co-founder of BloomNation.com.

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David Y. "Chino" Rheem (born April 15, 1980) is a poker player from Los Angeles, California.

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David Singer (born in Brooklyn, New York) is an American professional poker player and former attorney.

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David Lee Wells (born May 20, 1963), nicknamed "Boomer", is an American former Major League Baseball pitcher.

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Davidi Kitai (born 1979) is a famous Belgian professional poker player who won the 2008 World Series of Poker $2,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em event, becoming the first Belgian to win a WSOP bracelet.

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Dennis N. Phillips (born December 1954) is a professional poker player from St Louis, Missouri.

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Doyle F. Brunson (born August 10, 1933) is an American poker player who has played professionally for over 50 years.

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Ecuador, officially the Republic of Ecuador (República del Ecuador, which literally translates as "Republic of the Equator"), is a representative democratic republic in northwestern South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

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Erick A. Lindgren (born August 11, 1976 in Burney, California) is an American professional poker player.

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ESPN (originally an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is a U.S.-based global cable and satellite television channel owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company (which operates the network) and the Hearst Corporation (which owns a 20% minority share).

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Forrest Griffin (born July 1, 1979) is an American retired mixed martial artist and a UFC Hall of Famer.

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Farzad "Freddy" Rouhani (فرزاد روحانی, born 1963 or 1964) is an American professional poker player who won the 2008 World Series of Poker $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better event.

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Grant Hinkle is an American poker player who won the 2008 World Series of Poker (WSOP) $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event.

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Greg Mueller (born on 2 June 1971 in Schaffhausen, Switzerland) is a German and Canadian professional poker player and former professional ice hockey defenceman.

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Gregory Raymer (born June 25, 1964) nicknamed "Fossilman," is a professional poker player.

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In traditional poker games, the player with the best traditional hand wins the whole pot.

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H.O.R.S.E. is a form of poker commonly played at the high-stakes tables of casinos.

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Huckleberry Seed (born January 15, 1969) is an American professional poker player best known for winning the main event of the 1996 World Series of Poker.

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Humberto Brenes (born May 8, 1951) is a Costa Rican professional poker player.

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Ivan Demidov (Ива́н Деми́дов,; born 1981) is a professional poker player from Moscow, Russia.

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James Akenhead (born 6 June 1983 in London, England) is a professional English poker player, sponsored by Genting Poker.

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James Mackey (born February 1986 in Kansas City, Missouri) attended the University of Missouri before dropping out of a pre-med program to pursue a career in professional poker.

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Jamie M. Gold (born August 25, 1969) is an American television producer, a talent agent, and poker player, based in Malibu, California.

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Jay Scott Greenspan (born September 23, 1959), better known by the stage name Jason Alexander, is an American actor, comedian and voice artist.

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Jean-Robert F. Bellande (born September 17, 1970 in Long Island, New York) is an American nightclub owner, promoter, poker player and reality TV contestant.

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Jeff Fenech (born 28 May 1964) is an Australian retired boxer, a three-weight world champion and a boxing trainer.

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Jeffrey Lisandro (born in Perth) is an Italo-Australian professional poker player, now residing in Salerno, Italy.

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Jeff Williams (born July 14, 1986) is an American poker player from Dunwoody, Georgia.

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Jennifer Tilly (born Jennifer Ellen Chan; September 16, 1958) is a Canadian-American actress and poker player.

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Xao "Jerry" Yang (born 1967) is an ethnic Hmong poker player from Temecula, California and the 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event champion.

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Jesper Hougaard (born 1984) is a poker player from Copenhagen, Denmark who has won two bracelets at the World Series of Poker.

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James Gary "Jim" Bechtel (born 1952) is an American cotton farmer and poker player, now based in Gilbert, Arizona.

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Joseph Hachem (جوزف هاشم;; born 11 March 1966) is a Lebanese Australian professional poker player known for winning the main event of the 2005 World Series of Poker.

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Bon "John" Phan (born October 10, 1974 in Da Nang, Vietnam) is a Vietnamese-American professional poker player based in Stockton, California who is a two time World Series of Poker bracelet winner and is a winner and four time final tablist of World Poker Tour Championships.

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Johnny Chan (born in Hangzhou, China in 1957) is a Chinese-born American professional poker player.

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José Canseco Capas, Jr. (born July 2, 1964), is a Cuban-American former Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder, and designated hitter.

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Justin Bonomo (born September 30, 1985) (known online as ZeeJustin) is an American professional poker player who was a sponsored member of Team Bodog until January 2010.

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Kara Scott is a Canadian TV personality, journalist and poker player.

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Kelly Kim (born November 1976) is a poker player from Whittier, California, primarily known for his 8th-place finish at the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event, earning $1,288,217.

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Phuong "Kenny" Tran (born 1974) is a Vietnamese American professional poker player from Arcadia, California who won the 2008 World Series of Poker $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em World Championship.

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Larry Claxton Flynt, Jr. (born November 1, 1942) is an American publisher and the president of Larry Flynt Publications (LFP).

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Las Vegas, (locally, also pronounced as) officially the City of Las Vegas and often known as simply Vegas, is a city in the United States, the most populous city in the state of Nevada, the county seat of Clark County, and the city proper of the Las Vegas Valley.

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Layne Flack (born May 18, 1969 in Rapid City, South Dakota) is an American professional poker player, residing in Montana and Nevada.

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The card game of poker has many variations, most of which were created in the United States in the mid-1900s.

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Lon McEachern (pronounced "ma-CAIR-en", born) is an American sports commentator most known for his hand-by-hand commentary of the World Series of Poker on ESPN.

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Lowball or low poker is a variant of poker in which the normal ranking of hands is inverted.

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José-Luis Velador (born in Jalisco, Mexico) is a Mexican-American professional poker player from Corona, California, who is a two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner.

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Marco Caldwell Johnson (born October 25, 1985) is a professional poker player who won a World Series of Poker bracelet at the 2013 World Series of Poker after 22 prior cashes, including 3 runner-up finishes.

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Marty Smyth is a professional poker player from Belfast, Northern Ireland with a track record including wins in the 2007 Irish Poker Open Championship and the 2008 Poker Million.

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Matthew Graham (born in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American professional poker player from Houston, Texas, who is a two time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, He won his first bracelet at the 2008 World Series of Poker in the $1,500 Limit Hold'em Shootout event and then the next year at the 2009 World Series of Poker he won his second in the $10,000 World Championship Pot Limit Omaha event.

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Matt Keikoan is an American professional poker player who has won two World Series of Poker bracelets; his first was in the 2008 World Series of Poker $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em event and his second was in the 2010 World Series of Poker $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship.

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Massimiliano Pescatori (born 1971 in Milan) is an Italian professional poker player.

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Mekhi Phifer (born December 29, 1974) is an American actor.

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Michael Banducci is an American professional poker player who won a 2008 World Series of Poker bracelet event.

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Michael W. Binger (born December 20, 1976 in Delray Beach, Florida) is a part-time professional poker player, based in Atherton, California.

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Michael DeMichele is a professional poker player from East Haven, Connecticut.

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Michael Matusow (born April 30, 1968 in Los Angeles, California) is an American professional poker player, residing in Henderson, Nevada.

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Nenad Medić (Serbian Cyrillic: Ненад Медић, born December 21, 1982 in Apatin, Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Serbian-Canadian professional poker player with a World Series of Poker bracelet and World Poker Tour Championship title.

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The Netherlands (Nederland) is the main "constituent country" (land) of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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Nicholas Scott "Nick" Cannon (born October 8, 1980) is an American rapper, actor, comedian, television and radio host, and producer.

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The November Nine is the name used to refer to the final nine contestants, or final table, at the Main Event of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) since 2008.

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Omaha hold 'em (also known as Omaha holdem or simply Omaha) is a community card poker game similar to Texas hold 'em, where each player is dealt four cards and must make his or her best hand using exactly two of them, plus exactly three of the five community cards.

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Orel Leonard Hershiser IV (born September 16, 1958) is an American former baseball pitcher who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1983 to 2000.

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Owen Crowe (born 1982) is a Canadian professional poker player from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Paul William Azinger (born January 6, 1960) is an American professional golfer and TV golf analyst.

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Penn & Teller (Penn Jillette and Teller) are American magicians and entertainers who have performed together since the late 1970s, noted for their ongoing act which combines elements of comedy with magic.

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Peter Eastgate (born 13 December 1985) is a poker player from Denmark, best known as the winner of the Main Event at the 2008 World Series of Poker.

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Peter Jetten (born March 26, 1985 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian professional poker player.

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Hung "Phi" Nguyen is a Vietnamese-American professional poker player who is a two time World Series of Poker bracelet winner with multiple live tournament results adding up to over $1.5 million in career earnings.

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Phil Galfond (born January 16, 1985) is an American professional poker player.

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Phillip Jerome Hellmuth, Jr. (born July 16, 1964) is an American professional poker player who has captured a record fourteen World Series of Poker bracelets.

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Poker is a family of gambling card games involving betting and individual play, whereby the winner is determined by the ranks and combinations of players' cards, some of which remain hidden until the end of the game.

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Rake is the scaled commission fee taken by a cardroom operating a poker game.

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Raymond Albert "Ray" Romano (born December 21, 1957) is an American actor, stand-up comedian, screenwriter and voice actor.

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Razz is a form of stud poker that is normally played for ace-to-five low (lowball poker).

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Ralph "Rep" Porter (born 1971) is an American professional poker player who won the 2008 World Series of Poker $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed event and the 2011 World Series of Poker $2,500 Seven Card Razz event.

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The Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino is located off the Las Vegas Strip in the unincorporated area of Paradise, Nevada, USA.

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Rob Hollink (born March 27, 1962 in Enschede, Netherlands) is a professional poker player based in Groningen.

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Robert Varkonyi (born 1961) is an American poker player, best known for winning the main event of the 2002 World Series of Poker.

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Ryan Hughes (born 1981) is a poker player who won a World Series of Poker bracelet at the 2007 World Series of Poker in the $2,000 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better event and the 2008 WSOP $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better event.

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Samuel Michael "Sam" Simon (June 6, 1955 – March 8, 2015) was an American director, producer, writer, animal rights activist, boxing manager, tournament poker player, and philanthropist, most noted as co-creator of the television series The Simpsons.

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Scott Montgomery (born October 16, 1981) is a poker player from Perth, Ontario, Canada who won his first bracelet at the 2010 World Series of Poker in the $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Event #36 and was one of the final table players in the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event.

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Scott Seiver (born April 14, 1985 in Columbus, Ohio) is a professional poker player from Cold Spring Harbor, New York, now residing in Las Vegas, Nevada who won the 2008 World Series of Poker $5,000 No Limit Hold'em event and is the winner of the $25,100 buy-in High Roller event at the 2010 L.A. Poker Classic.

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Thuận B. "Scotty" Nguyễn (born October 28, 1962) is a Vietnamese American professional poker player who is a five-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner, most notably as the winner of the 1998 World Series of Poker Main Event and the 2008 WSOP $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. World Championship.

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Sebastian Ruthenberg (born 6 February 1984 in Hamburg) is a German professional poker player who is both a World Series of Poker bracelet and a European Poker Tour title winner.

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Seven-card stud, also known as Seven-Toed Pete or Down-The-River is a variant of stud poker.

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Shane Keith Warne (born 13 September 1969) is an Australian former international cricketer widely regarded as one of the best bowlers in the history of the game.

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Shannon Elizabeth Fadal (born September 7, 1973), known professionally as Shannon Elizabeth, is an American actress and former fashion model.

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Shannon Shorr (born June 7, 1985 in Birmingham, Alabama) is a professional poker player from Birmingham, Alabama.

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South America is a continent located in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Steve Davis, (born 22 August 1957) is an English former professional snooker player from Plumstead, London.

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Salvatore Paul "Sully" Erna (born February 7, 1968) is the American backing vocalist and harmonica player for the American hard rock band Godsmack.

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Svetlana Gromenkova is a poker player who won the 2008 World Series of Poker $1,000 Ladies - No-Limit Hold'em.

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Thomas James "T.J." Cloutier (born October 13, 1939) is a professional poker player from Richardson, Texas.

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Ted Forrest (born September 24, 1964 in Syracuse, New York) is an American professional poker player, currently residing in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Texas hold 'em (also known as Texas holdem, hold 'em, or holdem) is a variation of the standard card game of poker.

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Thang Luu is a Vietnamese American professional poker player who won the 2008 World Series of Poker $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better event and repeated as champion in the same event at the 2009 World Series of Poker.

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Tiffany Michelle is an American actress, television host, and professional poker player, named one of MAXIM's Top 20 Hottest Celebrity Poker Players.

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Thomas K. McEvoy (born November 14, 1944 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.) is a professional poker player, author and member of the Poker Hall of Fame.

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USA Today is a national American daily middle-market newspaper published by the Gannett Company.

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Vanessa K. Selbst (born July 9, 1984) is an American professional poker player and the only woman to ever reach the #1 ranking in the world on the Global Poker Index.

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Vitaly Lunkin (born 7 May 1971) is a Russian professional poker player from Moscow, Russia who has won two World Series of Poker bracelets.

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The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is a series of poker tournaments held annually in Las Vegas and, since 2005, sponsored by Caesars Entertainment (known as Harrah's Entertainment until 2010).

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The World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet is considered the most coveted non-monetary prize a poker player can win.

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Ylon Schwartz (born 1970) is a chess master and professional poker player from Brooklyn, New York, and a fourth place finisher in the $10,000 World Championship No Limit Hold'em Main Event of the 2008 World Series of Poker (WSOP), played on November 9, 2008.

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The 1976 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was a series of poker tournaments held in May 1976 at Binion's Horseshoe.

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The 1977 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was a series of poker tournaments held at Binion's Horseshoe.

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The 1978 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was a series of poker tournaments held in May 1978 at Binion's Horseshoe.

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The 1983 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was a series of poker tournaments held from May 9 to May 12, 1983 at Binion's Horseshoe.

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The 1986 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was a series of poker tournaments held at Binion's Horseshoe.

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The 1987 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was a series of poker tournaments held at Binion's Horseshoe.

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The 1988 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was a series of poker tournaments held at Binion's Horseshoe.

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The 1989 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was a series of poker tournaments held at Binion's Horseshoe.

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The 1991 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was a series of poker tournaments held at Binion's Horseshoe.

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The 1993 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was a series of poker tournaments held at Binion's Horseshoe.

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The 1995 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was a series of poker tournaments held at Binion's Horseshoe.

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The 1996 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was a series of poker tournaments held at Binion's Horseshoe.

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The 1998 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was a series of poker tournaments held at Binion's Horseshoe.

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The 1999 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was a series of poker tournaments held at Binion's Horseshoe.

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The 2000 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was held at Binion's Horseshoe.

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The 2001 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was held at Binion's Horseshoe.

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The 2002 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was held at Binion's Horseshoe.

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The 2003 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was held at Binion's Horseshoe.

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The 2004 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was held at Binion's Horseshoe after Harrah's Entertainment purchased the casino and the rights to the tournament in January.

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The 2005 World Series of Poker opened play on June 2, continuing through the Main Event No Limit World Championship starting on July 7.

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The 2006 World Series of Poker (WSOP) began on June 25, 2006 with "satellite" events, with regular play commencing on June 26 with the annual Casino Employee event, and the Tournament of Champions held on June 28 and 29.

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The 2007 World Series of Poker (WSOP) began on June 1, 2007.

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Redirects here:

2008 WSOP, The 2008 World Series of Poker, The November 9, Wsop 2008.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_World_Series_of_Poker

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