The Bygone Era Of Poker: Stan Schrier Reflects on WSOP Final Table 2001

Unless you did not belong to the pre-poker boom era, there is no reason for you to know Stanley Schrier. He is the game’s elder statesman, and also the participant member of the greatest final table in the history of World Series of Poker Main Events. The table also included legendry Phil Hellmuth, Carlos Mortensen and Mike Matusow among others.

It was 2001 and the Binion’s Horseshoe in Las Vegas downtown was packed with the 613 world best players. Only some years prior to the event Schrier aged 60plus relocated to Vegas after selling out his business in Omaha so that he can p lay poker here. But that was the first time he was in the WSOP. Legendry players were falling like nine pins and they included Billy Baxter, Barny Boatman, Mike Sexton, Allen Cunningham and Jim Bechtel, but Schrior was there like a rock. The field was left with just 11 players and that was the time the field los tone of the most promising and now world famous player.

Shrier said, “I knew Daniel Negreanu really well” to PokerNews recently at an Omaha poker event.  He said, he took a beating and went out which I did not know when as he was playing in another table. But some experience it was.

When there were 12 players left in the field Negreanu was the chip leader, but he fell short to make it to the final table along with the above mentioned. That field also included famous author and poker host Phil Gordon and Dewey Tomko the Poker Hall of Fame inductee for 2008. Poker has progressed a great deal since then and you see more young players emerging from everywhere thus making the field   competitive and interesting. Online Poker was also one of the major reason why poker has gained so much fame in recent times.