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Getting behind the WSOP Final Table

Originally Published: November 10, 2009
By Laura Lane | Special to Page 2

The spectacle that is the World Series of Poker main event is unlike any other sporting event, but perhaps poker legend Doyle Brunson said it best. "It looks like a football game!" the 76-year-old said, looking out on the animated crowd of 1,500 at the Penn & Teller Theater in Las Vegas on Saturday. Brunson was on stage to say the honorary "Shuffle up and deal," the equivalent to baseball's first pitch. Before him was the November Nine, nine players who had survived the field of 6,494 at the ...

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