May 9, 1950|
|Died||February 6, 1988(aged 37)|
|World Series of Poker|
Main Event finish
Berland was born and raised in Gardena, California. He moved to Las Vegas, Nevada with his family in 1968 and attended UNLV. He left college after two years to become a full-time professional poker player. He also worked as a poker dealer during his early years as a poker player to supplement his income and help build his bankroll.
Berland finished runner-up to Doyle Brunson in the 1977 World Series of Poker (WSOP) $10,000 no limit Texas hold'em main event, but did not cash because the tournament had a winner-take-all format until 1978. In 1978, Berland won the $500 Seven Card Stud and the $1,000 Seven Card Razz events. His total winnings for these were more than $36,000. He also finished third in the 1986 main event. His total live tournament winnings exceeded $300,000. Berland's 11 cashes at the World Series of Poker totalled $220,390.
According to Brunson, he died of a rare blood disorder.
World Series Of Poker Bracelets
|1977||$500 Seven-Card Razz||$8,300|
|1978||$1,000 Seven-Card Razz||$19,200|
|1978||$500 Seven-Card Stud||$17,100|
|1979||$500 Seven-Card Stud||$24,000|
|1979||$1,000 Seven-Card Stud Hi/Lo||$20,400|
- Findagrave.com: Gary Berland
- thehendonmob.com 8th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 1977
- gaming.unlv.edu - Summary of 1978 Tournament
- "Winner by Character and Destiny Gary "Bones" Berland". Retrieved 2011-06-03.
- Hendon Mob tournament results
- Doyle Brunson: My Second world Championship
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