Jack Keller (poker player)

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Jack Keller
Nickname(s) Gentleman
Born (1942-12-29)December 29, 1942
Died December 5, 2003(2003-12-05) (aged 60)
Tunica, Mississippi
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 3
Money finish(es) 26
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
Winner, 1984

Jack Keller (December 29, 1942 – December 5, 2003) was a professional poker player. He was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 1994.

Keller won the 1984 World Series of Poker Main Event, three WSOP bracelets and more than $1,580,000 in tournament play at the World Series of Poker during his career.[1] He also won two Super Bowl of Poker Main events when the SBOP was considered the second most prestigious tournament in the world.

Keller served in the United States Air Force prior to becoming a professional poker player. He had three children, including former poker professional Kathy Kolberg. He died in Tunica, Mississippi on December 5, 2003.

Keller's total lifetime tournament winnings were $3,900,424.[2] His 26 cashes at the WSOP accounted for $1,610,940 of his lifetime winnings.[3]

World Series of Poker Bracelets[edit]

Year Tournament Prize (US$)
1984 $5,000 Seven Card Stud $137,500
1984 $10,000 No Limit Hold'em World Championship $660,000
1993 $1,500 Limit Omaha $61,800