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   Thursday, July 18 2024 
Commissioner of the WSOP: Pollack resigns of its post

The announce which took place in the morning of Friday November the 13th, 2009 had amazed the world of poker. Indeed the always elegant commissioner of the World Series of Poker (WSOP), Jeffrey Pollack had just declared that he was going to give up his actual job. However, he was the priest of the mass of the biggest poker tournament during 4 years. Revealed by the daily newspaper Las Vegas Review, the news was quickly diffused is the community of players of poker thanks to Internet. Pollack had given up the famous American motor race NASCAR, to work with Harrah's group in 2006 and become the first commissioner of the World Series of Poker.

A few times after his arrival at Harrah's, Pollack upset the traditions while being innovative by setting up the World Series of Poker Europe, the $50,000 HORSE World Championship and the charitable tournament Ante Up for Africa. Pollack is also one of the fathers of the November 9 and the Main Event, conceived to give large media diffusion and to popularize a little more the World Series of Poker in televised retransmission on ESPN. He is also at the origin of the online vote to indicate the nominated ones to be introduced to the Poker Hall of Fame. This departure hurts the community of poker players of the whole world because Jeffrey Pollack was a very appreciated man. Moreover, his review speaks about himself, this one is extremely positive. The exact reasons which pushed Pollack to take this decision are still unknown.

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