The notorious Hustler Magazine founder and distinguished poker determine handed away yesterday aged 78.
Yesterday the controversial founding father of grownup journal Hustler, Larry Flynt, handed away from coronary heart failure.
Although greatest identified for his work within the pornography business in addition to a free speech advocate, Flynt was additionally a really vital determine in poker.
He had been enjoying Seven Card Stud for the reason that Nineteen Seventies in opposition to gamers like Chip Reese, Barry Greenstein, Phil Ivey, Ted Forrest, Stu Unger and Doyle Brunson.
In reality he was the host of the most important Seven Card Stud recreation ever performed on the Hustler Casino. It had blinds of $2,000/$4,000 with a $1,000 ante and a minimal buy-in of $200,000. This was not solely the most important Stud recreation ever however one of many largest and longest operating excessive stakes video games in all of poker.
He was nearly famously banned from the World Series of Poker in 1988. Flynt wager on himself to win the Main Event and paid gamers to chip dump to him. Jack Binion discovered and he was banned for all times (although that ban was overturned later).
Flynt was immortalised within the film The People vs Larry Flynt the place he was performed by Woody Harrelson, although poker didn’t determine within the film.