Eric Drache

Eric Drache

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About Eric Drache

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Poker Hall Of Fame,
in Jan 2012


Eric Drache is a professional poker player, former cardroom manager and consultant. Drache is best known for his management contributions to the poker world, and he is also a notable seven-card stud player. He finished second in World Series of Poker stud events in 1973, 1981 and 2009.

As of 2009, Drache's total live poker tournament winnings exceed $325,000.

Drache was responsible for inventing tournament satellites while running the World Series of Poker in the 1970s as a way to get more entries per tournament. Drache also managed and hosted notable cardrooms at the Golden Nugget and The Mirage. Drache's innovations as poker manager include: ante structures, dealer training and the invention of the "must-move" table. Eric Drache trained both Donna Harris and Doug Dalton, cardroom managers at The Mirage and Bellagio respectively.

Written by Ina Rkh
Last update: 22/04/2015

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