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Poker Stories: Linda Johnson

By Card Player Media

Linda Johnson, dubbed "The First Lady of Poker" by Mike Sexton, is a real living legend of the game. Johnson has been playing poker for more than four decades, and along the way she won a WSOP bracelet, helped start the WPT, owned and operated Card Player Magazine, saw the world with Card Player Cruises, and helped found the Tournament Director's Association, serving on the board. Linda was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2011, becoming the second woman to join the exclusive club and Just last year, she was also given the inaugural WPT Honors Award. Highlights from this interview include going postal, a big life gamble, blowing off law school for poker, not being married to the president of poker, putting her foot down, defending the live one, making Men the Master lose his hat, being a jet-setter on the high seas, betting on grocery store totals, calling out assholes, final table hot flashes, and forgotten WSOP history.

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