Longtime poker fixture Howard “Tahoe” Andrew has handed away on the age of 86. The two-time World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner has been a presence on the event scene throughout six a long time, along with his first recorded rating coming on the 1976 WSOP. That 12 months he gained two occasions to safe his two bracelets and earn the repute as “one of the World Series of Poker’s most formidable non-pros, an industrial engineer with a daredevil reputation,” based on the 1978 WSOP media information.
He defeated a area of 56 entries to win his first bracelet in a $1,000 buy-in no-limit maintain’em occasion for $28,000, after which beat out Dewey Tomko heads-up within the $2,500 buy-in ‘non-pro’ occasion the next day to safe back-to-back victories within the first two tournaments of the seventh Annual WSOP.
Andrew additional etched his identify within the poker historical past books by way of a feat of longevity, taking part in in each WSOP $10,000 buy-in no-limit maintain’em primary occasion from 1974-2018 to set the file for consecutive participation at 45 years. His greatest exhibiting within the large dance was an eighth-place end in 1984 for $26,400.
Howard cashed 51 occasions in WSOP occasions, with greater than 200 different event scores additionally on his resume totaling seven figures in earnings. His greatest poker payday got here within the 1987 Grand Prix of Poker $10,000 primary occasion. He completed second within the occasion for $250,000 at a stacked closing desk that included the likes of three-time bracelet winner Jack Keller, two-time bracelet winner Thor Hansen, and Poker Hall of Famer (*86*) Drache.
News of Andrew’s passing resulted in lots of distinguished poker figures sharing their condolences for his household and tales and pictures from his time on the tables.
RIP Howard “Tahoe” Andrew. You had been an asset to the poker trade. I loved competing towards you over time. I loved touring the world with you on many cruises. I’m proud to name you my buddy and I’ll miss you.
— Linda Johnson (@FirstLadyPoker) January 13, 2021
Ladies, Gentlemen and poker gamers alike … increase your glass in a toast to the reminiscence of one of the sport’s nice gents
Howard Andrew … Tahoe … you’re already missed, my buddy pic.twitter.com/8UTzM4EFd8
— Dan Ross (@HoldemMedia_Dan) January 14, 2021
He nonetheless known as me child and younger whipper snapper. Lol. Always completely happy. Just a beacon of positivity. 2014 pic.twitter.com/uiNzGE5P4f
— Todd Brunson (@ToddBrunson) January 13, 2021
Longtime WSOP commentator Lon McEachern additionally commented on Andrew’s passing, saying, ” This makes me sad. Played with him so many times and always a wonderful demeanor and caretaker of a great deal of poker history while making it himself. I will miss you Tahoe.”