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Bill Boyd

Bill Boyd

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About Bill Boyd

Biography

William "Bill" Walter Boyd (January 27, 1906 – November 21, 1997) was a professional poker player.

Boyd was a five-card stud player; he won all four of his World Series of Poker bracelets in five-card stud. Boyd and Doyle Brunson are the only players in the history of the WSOP to have won bracelets in four consecutive years.

Additionally, Boyd is responsible for the spread of Omaha hold 'em. In 1983 Robert "Chip Burner" Turner approached Boyd, who was then the director of operations at the Golden Nugget casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The game, being previously unnamed, was called Nugget hold 'em. Sometime later it was renamed to its current name of Omaha.

Boyd managed the card room at the Golden Nugget from the day it opened in 1946 to its closing in 1988.

As a tribute to his long career, he was dealt the first poker hand ever at The Mirage. He was elected to the Poker Hall of Fame in 1981.

Boyd died in Las Vegas on November 21, 1997 at the age of 91.

Written by Ina Rkh
Last update: 21/04/2015

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1971, 1972, 1973, 1974,
since Jan 1991
2
Poker Hall Of Fame,
in Jan 1981
5


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The biggest cashes of Bill Boyd

$40,000

Rank: 1 / 8
Event 3: $5000 Limit 5 card Stud
May 8, 1974
Tournament Results
Event 2: $10000 Limit 5 card Stud
3rd Annual World Series of Poker 1972
Binion's
May 7, 1972

$20,000

1 / 2

Event 5: $10000 NLHE Championship
3rd Annual World Series of Poker 1972
Binion's
May 11, 1972

$20,000

2 / 8

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