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Are poker superstars possible?

Could there be a poker player who dominates the game like a Michael Jordan? That's a tall order.

Updated: June 21, 2004, 10:23 AM ET
By Andrew N.S. Glazer | Special to Page 2

Recently, a fellow journalist asked me whether there has ever been the poker equivalent of a Babe Ruth, and whether it is even theoretically possible for poker to have a Michael Jordan. If so, he wanted to know who I thought that might be.

The answer isn't simple.

Whether there ever "has been" and whether there ever "will be" that kind of poker superstar are two very different questions. People in the sporting world readily understand that Ruth played under different conditions ...

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