Billy Baxter (poker player)

The irony of being jailed for gambling in Vegas was not lost on them according to Flood. Vandersmissen beat German player Thomas Beer in heads up to take first place. Learn more Got it. Born in Augusta, Georgia , Baxter started his gambling career like many others of his age by gambling in the pool halls. Oct 1 - 7, at Casino de Divonne-les-Bains. Bad username or password Sign in.

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Thereafter, he entered into an arrangement to stake Ungar in tournaments, but this was cut short by Ungar's continuing personal problems which led to the latter's death in Although Baxter is best known for his on-table poker accomplishments and staking Stu Ungar, he is also known for the case of William E.

It was the judge's ruling that Baxter's poker winnings should be classified as " earned income ", contrary to its previous classification of " unearned income " which was taxable up to 70 percent. Thus, in the process, Baxter's victory in this case has helped all American poker players by providing equal tax status to those earning a living as professional poker players. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other people named William Baxter, see William Baxter disambiguation.

Baxter in the World Series of Poker. Note number in brackets represents the number of bracelets earned in that year. Sep 26 - Oct 1, at Freerolls Poker Club. Sep 27 - Oct 8, at Horseshoe Southern Indiana. Sep 13 - Oct 7, at Concord Card Casino. Sep 20 - Oct 8, at Kings Casino. Sep 21 - 29, at Sochi Casino and Resort. Unibet DSO - Cannes. Oct 1 - 7, at Casino de Divonne-les-Bains. GPI Player of the Year GPID is a unique identification number, assigned to each individual player, that will be used in the future in order to register for most poker tournaments around the world.

First organised in by Terry Rogers, a well known Irish bookmaker , the tournament is Europe's largest and a fixture on the international poker calendar.

It is traditionally held over Easter weekend each year. Since Terry Rogers death in the tournament, originally held in Dublin's Eccentric Club , has been hosted by tournament director and poker player Liam Flood and the Merrion Casino. By the event, with players, had outgrown the Merrion Casino and was held in Jury's Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin.

In the venue was changed to the Burlington Hotel, Dublin to accommodate the bigger field, while in and the Irish Open venue was Citywest Hotel, Dublin. In the tournament returned to the Burlington Hotel and numbers declined year on year up to which was inline with trends and decline in the online poker industry. Terry Rogers once declared "I have been the greatest single factor in the worldwide spread of competitive poker.

One of his most enduring legacies was founding the Irish Open. In the late s Terry started to hold poker tournaments for charity under the auspices of the Eccentric Club. That was a lot of people for that kind of money at the time. Every year Terry would go to America on business. In May he had a few days off and went to Las Vegas.

He saw this high stakes poker game going on and met Benny Binion and the rest is history. Always one to spot an opportunity Rogers cemented his relationship with Binion and his band of high-rolling players by taking bets from them on the outcome of the games, offering the type of long odds the Americans had never seen before.

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