Poker has evolved tremendously since it gained traction in the centuries back; it is not a game of the rich or reckless gamblers as it was wrongly portrayed in the past.
Today, poker is one of the gambling ramifications that have provided leeway for talented and skilled players to cement their reputation whereas enlarging the size of their bankroll. Among the players who have tapped into the expanding opportunities in poker is Duane “Dewey” Tomko. He is based in America and has played in multifarious tournaments where he has left an indelible mark with enviable results.
Tomko boasts triple WSOP bracelets under his belt and has finished runner-up twice. His poker career is a demonstration of poker in reality showing when wins and losses become ineluctable.
Tomko’s first ever WSOP bracelet came in the 1979 $1,000 NLHE tournament where he ousted Duanne Hammrich in a heads-up battle while taking home a $48,000 grand prize. At the World Series of Poker, he won twin bracelets. Winning the first in a $10,000 Deuce-to-Seven Draw tournament for $105,000 and another in back to back where he won the $5,000 pot-limit Omaha with rebuys alongside $135,000. Besides his prosperity at the WSOP, Tomko has final tabled twice at the World Poker Tour, finishing runner-up in the Five Diamond World Poker Classic for $552,853 and 4th in the Costa Rica Classic where he fetched $14,650. Tomko placed third in the 2005 WSOP’s Deuce to Seven Lowball tournament. He went ahead to final table at the event’s circuit in the $50,000 buy-in HORSE event in 2006 where he placed 7th while locking horns with the best players across the globe to wring out $343,200.
In 2010, Tomko had amassed above $4,960,000 while a substantial amount has been squeezed out of the WSOP tournament. Apart from being a 2008 Poker Hall of Fame inductee, he is known to be the longest player in the WSOP circuits, playing incessantly since 1976.