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WSOP Tribute to Dr. Jerry Buss

The World Series of Poker paid tribute to the memory of the late Dr. Jerry Buss. The Los Angeles Lakers owner was a regular at the WSOP for many years. The tribute took place before the $2500 Seven-Card Stud event, one of his favorites.

Photographs by Danny Maxwell and Joe Giron

  • Jack Effel reading at the Jerry Buss Tribute
  • Poker Pro Chad Brown pays tribute to Dr. Jerry Buss. A portrait of Buss on the table in foreground.
  • A portrait of Dr. Jerry Buss sits on the table next to an honarary stack of chips for $2500 Seven Card Stud Event at the WSOP.
  • Portrait & Chips
  • Chad Brown speaking at the Jerry Buss Tribute
  • Crowds listening to the memorial at the Jerry Buss Tribute
  • Allen Kessler checking out the Jerry Buss Tribute
  • A moment of silence for Dr. Jerry Buss.
  • LA Lakers Kobe Bryant pays tribute to Dr. Jerry Buss on a video screen in the Amazon Room at the WSOP.
  • Phil Ivey taking in the Jerry Buss Tribute
  • Poker Pro Phil Ivey is seated at the table with the honarary photo and chip stack for Dr. Jerry Buss.
  • Phil Ivey sits next to the Jerry Buss Tribute - tournament officials put out a stack in his honour

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