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R.I.P. – John Bonetti

by , Jun 28, 2008 | 12:13 pm

John Bonetti died in Houston this week at age 80. The three-time WSOP bracelet winner was loved by players, hated by dealers, and according to his good friend Phil Hellmuth (via PokerNews), “[He would have been] a huge star if the cameras had come five years earlier.” Bonetti was an old-time player who found continued success at the tables even against a younger generation of players in a new poker era — all the way through 2006 when his health began to decline.