Black People Are Extra-Good at 7-Card Stud

by , Jun 5, 2009 | 5:52 am

Freddie Ellis, en route to beating white man Eric Drache in the $10,000 7-card Stud World Championship.

At least thats where our dark-skinned brethren apparently like to win their bracelets – in 7CS. From official WSOP reports:

The following text appeared in yesterday’s final report (Event #6):

Freddie Ellis, the new champion, is African-American. He became the fifth African-American in WSOP history to win a gold bracelet — joining Walter Smiley, Carolyn Gardener, Phil Ivey, and David Williams. What is relevant about cultural heritage is that all of these champions won their WSOP gold bracelets in Seven-Card Stud events (Note: Ivey actually has five WSOP titles, but one came in Seven-Card Stud, another came in Seven-Card Stud High-Low Split, and another came in a Mixed game with Seven-Card Stud). Smiley won the Seven-Card Stud title in 1976. Gardener won the Seven-Card Stud championship in 1982. Williams won his gold bracelet in Seven Card Stud in 2006.

The name of one additional player was omitted. PAUL DARDEN is another African-American former WSOP gold bracelet winner. Consistent with the point of the previous text, Mr. Darden won his gold bracelet in the $2,500 buy-in Seven-Card Stud championship held in 2001.

One Comment to “Black People Are Extra-Good at 7-Card Stud”

  1. Kevin Mathers

    You should give props to “DardenFan” for the correction regarding Darden.