Football has Léo Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, English boxing in Mike Tyson or Mohamed Ali, poker in Johnny Moss. Poker also has its great iconic players and Johnny Moss is probably the best representative. So who was this legendary poker player and where does his reputation hold? What was the secret of such a success and what remains of Johnny Moss nicknamed " Grand Old Man »In posterity? Back on the life of a poker icon
Department and origins of Johnny Moss
Johnny Moss was born on May 14, 1907 in the small town of Marshall in Texas but grew up in Dallas. He begins to be taught poker practice From a very young age (10 years) but especially cheating techniques with experienced players (cheaters). It was from the 1940s that Johnny Moss became what was called in the world a "Rounder". These are players traveling the country looking for poker tournaments enticing. He entered the legend a first time in 1949 by beating another poker legend, Nick Dandolos says “Nick Le Greek”. He ended up losing between $ 2 and $ 4 million after a bitter battle against Johnny Moss. The legend does not indicate, however, whether this victory was obtained in the loyal or not by one of the kings of the cheating. His reputation as a high -flying cheater will also earn him to be recruited by several casinos to identify cheaters at the game tables.
The man of all records
In 1970, it was the consecration for Johnny Moss who became the first WSOP World Champion. He earned a second time in a row in 1971 against 6 opponents and a third time in 1974, this time against 15 participants. His 3 WSOP victories make Johnny Moss one of the only two triple world supporters, theE seconding being Stu Ungar. To take the measure of the immense player that was Johnny Moss here are some figures: 9 WSOP titles including 3 worldwide and one obtained at the age of 81 who makes him the oldest player in the history of the competition. As for the most impressive gains in his career, he has accumulated a total of $ 1,219,689 in live tournaments. His three most spectacular gains obtained during his career were $ 160,000 in 1974, $ 116,400 in 1988 and $ 73,000 in 1980.
Johnny Moss game analysis
Experts from Hold-Em-Poker (team of advice experts to play online) have made a little analysis of the play style practiced by Johnny Moss. He obtained an overall note of 9 out of 10, here is the detail: he obtains 8 out of 10 in aggressiveness, and 9 out of 10 everywhere else, namely, in bluff, self-control, tournament, cash game and short Handed. One of Strategies Recurrent used by Johnny Moss during a poker tournament was to survive at the start of the game with little stakes and making a low profile as much as possible. As the tournament advances and the bets increased, its strategy consisted in testing opponents with an aggressiveness which increases crescendo and larger stakes up to the carpet. To know everything about the secrets of this legendary player that was Johnny Moss it is more than advisable to read the biographical book (Champion of Champions) which was devoted to him by Don Jenkins.