Since its inception sometime in the early nineteenth century in the dark alleys of New Orleans, poker has become an international gaming phenomenon. From Party Poker to the WSOP, here are 25 questions to test just how much you know about poker.

  1. Counting the 2008 WSOP results, how many players have 5 or more bracelets? How many of them can you name?
  2. What event was Doyle Brunson’s last WSOP victory in?
  3. Who has the most WSOP cashes of the following players: Chris Moneymaker, Greg Raymer, Joseph Hachem, Jamie Gold or Jerry Yang?
  4. Who has won the most money in WSOP history? 
  5. Who has the most winnings without a Main Event Victory in WSOP history?
  6. Who has won the most WSOP money of these three: Steve Dannenmann, Phil Ivey and Johnny Chan?
  7. Name 2 multiple bracelet winners who lived to see age 80.
  8. How old was 5-time bracelet winner Gary “Bones” Berland when he died in 1986?
  9. What are the odds of flopping a full house with two unpaired hole cards?
  10. How many players have won 4 bracelets in a single WSOP?
  11. Who is the pre-flop favorite in a Heads up match between a player holding 2c 2s and another holding Ah Kh?
  12. When was PartyGaming pLc (parent company of Party Poker) founded?
  13. What is the parent company of Absolute Poker?
  14. What is the parent company of UltimateBet?
  15. Who are the 3 winners of the WSOP $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. tournament?
  16. What is Annette Obrestad’s screenname at PokerStars?
  17. How many bracelets in non-Hold’em events does Phil Hellmuth own?
  18. How many WSOP final tables has Phil Hellmuth been to in non-Hold’em events?
  19. Name the only Academy Award winner to have won more than $100,000 in a single tournament.
  20. Name what sport these poker pros almost went pro in before turning to cards: Daniel Negreanu, Erick Lindgren, Gus Hansen and Doyle Brunson.
  21. What famous sports bet did Phil Ivey make in 2008?
  22. How many players won multiple bracelets in the 2008 WSOP?
  23. How many events has Nikolay Evdakov cashed in the 2008 WSOP?
  24. Who finished in 3rd in the 2003 WSOP Main Event?
  25. Without cheating – spell the name of the famous regulatory gaming commission (it starts with a K and is the name of a Canadian Mohawk tribe.)

ANSWERS:

1. Counting the 2008 WSOP results, how many players have 5 or more bracelets? How many of them can you name? 18: Gary Berland, Stu Ungar, Ted Forrest, Phil Ivey, Scotty Nguyen. Allen Cunningham, Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, Berry Johnston Layne Flack, Jay Heimowitz, TJ Cloutier, Men “The Master” Nguyen, Billy Baxter, Erik Seidel, Johnny Moss, Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan and Phil Hellmuth.

2. What event was Doyle Brunson’s last WSOP victory in? 2005 $5,000 NL Hold’em Short-Handed

3. Who has the most WSOP cashes of the following players: Chris Moneymaker, Greg Raymer, Joseph Hachem, Jamie Gold or Jerry Yang? Greg Raymer has 12, Chris Moneymaker has 4, Joseph Hachem has 9, Jamie Gold has 4, Jerry Yang has 1.

4. Who has won the most money in WSOP history? Jamie Gold with $12,067,292, $12,00,000 of which came from his 2006 Main Event victory.

5. Who has the most winnings without a Main Event Victory in WSOP history? Allen Cunningham with $6,632,013.

6. Who has won the most WSOP money of these three: Steve Dannenmann, Phil Ivey and Johnny Chan? Phil Ivey has $3,078,494, Johnny Chan has $4,116,702 and Steve Dannenmann has $4,271,489 all but $20,000 of which was for his 2nd place finish in the 2005 Main Event.

7. Name 2 multiple bracelet winners who lived to see age 80: Johnny Moss won 9 bracelets and lived to 88. John Bonetti won 3 bracelets and lived to be 80. And Amarillo Slim – who has won 4 bracelets – turns 80 on December 31, 2008.

8. How old was 5-time bracelet winner Gary “Bones” Berland when he died in 1986? Gary was only 36 years old when he died of a rare blood disorder.

9. What are the odds of flopping a full house with two unpaired hole cards? 1087 to 1.

10. How many players have won 4 bracelets in a single WSOP? 0, no player has ever won 4 bracelets in a single WSOP.

11. Who is the pre-flop favorite in a Heads up match between a player holding 2c 2s and another holding Ah Kh? The black deuces are favored to win 49.60% of the time while the suited Big Slick is favored to win 49.77% of the time.

12. When was PartyGaming pLc (parent company of Party Poker) founded? PartyGaming was founded in 1997.

13. What is the parent company of Absolute Poker? Tokwiro Enterprises.

14. What is the parent company of UltimateBet? Tokwiro Enterprises.

15. Who are the 3 winners of the WSOP $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. tournament? Chip Reese in 2006, Freddy Deeb in 2007 and Scotty Nguyen in 2008.

16. What is Annette Obrestad’s screenname at PokerStars? Annette_15 because Annette opened up the account when she was 15.

17. How many bracelets in non-Hold’em events does Phil Hellmuth own? 0 non-Hold’em bracelets for the Poker Brat.

18. How many WSOP final tables has Phil Hellmuth been to in non-Hold’em events? 14.

19. Name the only Academy Award winner to have won more than $100,000 in a single tournament: Ben Affleck won $356,000 in the 2004 California State Poker Championship as well as a 1997 Oscar for co-writing “Good Will Hunting.) Jennifer Tilly, who won the 2005 WSOP Ladies NL Hold’em event for $158,625 was nominated for an Academy Award for the 1994 “Bullets Over Broadway” but did not actually win the award.

20. Name what sport these poker pros almost went pro in before turning to cards: Daniel Negreanu, Erick Lindgren, Gus Hansen and Doyle Brunson: Daniel Negreanu was an ice hockey player, Erick Lindgren played basketball in college, Gus Hansen was a champion junior tennis player in Europe and Doyle Brunson was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers (as a basketball player obviously) before Texas Dolly shattered his leg and started playing high-stakes poker.

21. What famous sports bet did Phil Ivey make in 2008? Ivey, a diehard Lakers fan, placed a $2,000,000 bet that Kobe and the Lake Show would win the 2008 NBA championship. Ivey did not win his bet.

22. How many players won multiple bracelets in the 2008 WSOP? 1, John “Razor” Phan who won 2 ($2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball and $3,000 NL Hold’em.)

23. How many events has Nikolay Evdakov cashed in the 2008 WSOP? The Moscow native has cashed in a record 10 different events.

24. Who finished in 3rd in the 2003 WSOP Main Event? Dan Harrington, who would finish in 4th in the 2004 Main Event as well.

25. Without cheating – spell the name of the famous regulatory gaming commission (it starts with a K and is the name of a Canadian Mohawk tribe.) Kahnawake.

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For nearly two decades, we’ve provided the best in class for poker site reviews, top online poker bonuses, strategy tips, poker news, and exclusive free poker content.  Consisting of a team of poker and gambling experts, we deliver the best online poker brand experience for players of all levels, from the fish to the sharks.