Tom Abdo

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Tom Abdo (April 12, 1894 – March 1967)[1] was a poker player inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 1982. He died after suffering a heart attack while playing. According to a poker legend, after suffering the heart attack, he asked another player to count his chips and to save his seat. [2]


  1. ^ "Thomas Abdo". Social Security Death Index. Retrieved 2009-11-30. Thomas Abdo 12 Apr 1894 Mar 1967 
  2. ^ Poker Hall of Fame