Three-Time WSOP Circuit Ring winner Cary Marshall Passes Away at Age 69
On Tuesday, the poker world received word that three-time World Series of Poker Circuit ring winner Cary Marshall passed away at the age of 69,
News broke on Facebook when several friends posted of Marshall’s passing.
“I am writing this with a very heavy heart just found out my old friend Cary Marshall has passed,” wrote David Bowles. “I knew he skipped the man this year told me his stomach was messed up. You lived life to the fullest old pal and I will miss you more than I can put in words RIP!”
Throughout his poker career, which according to HendonMob dated back to 2011, Marshall amassed $937,093 in tournament earnings including a career-best $162,536 for finishing third in this past summer’s 2019 WSOP Event #39: $1,000 Super Seniors.
Most of his earnings came on the WSOP Circuit with 45 cashes totaling $338,683. An additional 10 cashes for $316,382 came at the WSOP, meaning all told he had 55 WSOP-related cashes totaling $655,065.
Originally from Dallas and a fan of the Texas Rangers, Marshall won his first WSOP Circuit ring back in 2012 when he took down the Harveys Lake Tahoe $1,675 Main Event for $139,260. The following year he won Event #9: $365 Pot-Limit Omaha at the same venue for $7,853 and his second ring, while his third came earlier this year at the WSOP Circuit Potawatomi in Milwaukee when he took down Event #13: $250 NLH Double Stack for $15,272.
Poker World Reacts
A favorite on the circuit, news of his passing hit many grinders hard.
“I am at a loss for words for my good friend Cary Marshall,” Ross Bybee posted. “I love you, my brother.”
"He lived life to the fullest and was always kind. He played poker like a 25-year-old in an old man’s body."
Janet Fitzgerald echoed those sentiments: “So very sorry to hear Cary Marshall has left us ... such an awesome guy who was always so nice to me on the road.”
Andrew Lee paid special tribute to his friend: “Today is a sad day. The world has lost a great guy. Cary Marshall. A marine vet, a brother, a unreplaceable friend, a conversationalist, and humble ear. To me, you were more than a friend. You have always had my highest admiration and loyalty”
Jessie Bryant also offered the following: "It pains me to say one of my great friends Cary Marshall has passed away. He lived life to the fullest and was always kind. He played poker like a 25-year-old in an old man’s body. I love him like an older brother. Last thing he said to me was he gave his soul back to Jesus.”
PokerNews joins those expressing their condolences to the friends and family of one the circuit’s most esteemed players.
Executive Editor US, PokerNews Podcast co-host & 2013 WSOP Bracelet Winner.