Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Former Main Event Champion Bobby Baldwin in the House

Chad_Holloway • Level 1: 50-100, 0 ante
Bobby Baldwin

Bobby Baldwin is not a familiar face on the poker circuit, but he is still one of the most recognizable and accomplished players in the game. Baldwin, who is nicknamed “The Owl,” has four World Series of Poker bracelets and 18 cashes totaling $681,811.

Baldwin’s bracelets:

- 1977 Event #2 $10,000 No Limit Deuce to Seven Lowball ($80,000)
- 1977 Event #3 $5,000 Limit 7 Card Stud w/ rebuys ($44,000)
- 1978 Event #11 $10,000 World Championship Main Event ($210,000)
- 1979 Event #1 $10,000 No Limit Deuce to Seven Lowball ($90,000)

While it has been three decades since Baldwin captured a bracelet, he continues to demonstrate his ability to go deep in large events. For example, since his World Championship win in 1978, Baldwin has managed to cash in seven Main Events, most recently a 352nd-place finish in 2009.

While Baldwin, who was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame back in 2003, may not have played a lot of tournaments in recent years due to his job (He was CEO of Mirage Resorts in 2000 before becoming the president and CEO of CityCenter), he always seems to make an appearance in the Main Event.

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