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Byron Wolford

Nickname(s)  Cowboy
Name  Byron Wolford

Money finish(es)  9
Bracelet(s)  1
Died  May 13, 2003
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Born  September 14, 1930 (1930-09-14)

Highest ITM Main Event finish  2nd, 1984

Byron Wolford (September 14, 1930 – May 13, 2003), also known as Cowboy Wolford, was an accomplished rodeo cowboy and professional poker player, who was the winner of a World Series of Poker bracelet in 1991 and runner-up in the 1984 World Series of Poker Main Event.

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Wolford cashed in various events at the World Series of Poker (WSOP), including the Main Event. He achieved his highest Main Event showing in 1984 when he finished as runner-up to Jack Keller. For his second-place finish, Wolford won $264,000. Over the years, Wolford made the final tables in other events at the WSOP, finishing in second place on several occasions.

He won a WSOP bracelet in 1991 in the $5,000 limit Texas hold 'em event, defeating fellow professional Erik Seidel. His career winnings were $1,012,500, with his nine cashes at the WSOP accounting for $782,410 of his lifetime winnings.

Wolford also won the $10,000 No Limit Deuce-to-Seven Draw at the inaugural Super Bowl of Poker in 1979.

As a rodeo champion, Wolford set the all-time speed record for calf roping at Madison Square Garden in the 1950s. He also won back-to-back championships at the Calgary Stampede. Wolford was the author of the book, "Cowboys, Gamblers & Hustlers: The True Adventures of a Rodeo Champion & Poker Legend".

References

Byron Wolford Wikipedia


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