Thirty-nine-year old Cliff “Bax” Josephy came to the 2005 WSOP to play some hold’em, but it was the $1,500 seven-card stud event that made him $200,000 richer. Nolan Dalla, the WSOP’s Media Director, tells Bax’s remarkable story over at Poker Player, and it’s worth the read to hear how this semi-retired stockbroker received a crash course in seven-card stud from
In Dalla’s piece, Bax confesses:
‚ÄúI never would have dreamed I could win this event. Stud is made up of good players. It‚Äôs not like hold‚Äôem where you raise with all your chips and some donkey calls you down with a 10-3 of diamonds. People who enter stud tournaments ‚Äì most of them know how to play‚Ä¶..except me, of course.”
I guess it’s true . . . ignorance is bliss, especially when it puts $200,000 in your wallet.
The $1,500 event was this year‚Äôs first seven-card stud tournament.