Bill Boyd (poker player)
|Born||January 27, 1906|
|Died||November 21, 1997(aged 91)|
|World Series of Poker|
Main Event finish
William "Bill" Walter Boyd (January 27, 1906 – November 21, 1997) was a professional poker player.
Boyd was a five-card stud player; he won all four of his World Series of Poker bracelets in five-card stud. Boyd and Doyle Brunson are the only players in the history of the WSOP to have won bracelets in four consecutive years.
Additionally, Boyd is responsible for the spread of Omaha hold 'em. In 1983, Robert "Chip Burner" Turner approached Boyd, who was then the director of operations at the Golden Nugget casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The game, being previously unnamed, was called Nugget hold 'em. Sometime later it was renamed to its current name of "Omaha".
Boyd died in Las Vegas on November 21, 1997 at the age of 91.
World Series of Poker Bracelets
|1971||$1,000 Limit Five-Card Stud||$10,000|
|1972||$1,000 Limit Five-Card Stud||$20,000|
|1973||$1,000 Limit Five-Card Stud||$10,000|
|1974||$5,000 Limit Five-Card Stud||$40,000|