The Hand I'll Never Forget: Elezra’s Straight Flush & Celine Dion Prank

I told them right then I was going to win a million dollar tournament within the next year. I say, 'Doyle, that's your medicine. It was at that time his brother took a vacation in Las Vegas and told Elezra of all the business opportunities to be had in the glittering city. Pot Limit Omaha May 19 - 20, Binions. If you recall, Elezra has a way of getting things that he wants. While Elezra is more known for his cash game prowess, he has also made quite a bit of money at tournaments.

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He heard of a place in America where there was a lot of money to be made for doing unconventional jobs. What Elezra had his mind set on was Alaska. While that is as little as one big blind for Elezra these days, it was a lot of money for him back then.

Elezra stayed there for a few years. When there was work he stayed and tended to the fish, and when there was none he would go and travel the world. Eventually, Elezra left the fish gutting business and took a job in a small town of Kotebue, Alaska, which is just 30 miles north of the Arctic Circle, but was also full of money making opportunities.

At first he took a job as a taxi driver , but shortly after he built the first convenience store the town had ever seen. The store flourished, and after a few years he had a few hundred thousand dollars in his pocket. A phone call from his brother-in-law once again changed his fate. His brother-in-law told him that there was a place in the desert of the United States where there was a ton of money to be made, and he was talking about business opportunities, not just gambling.

Once again, Elezra packed up, this time heading south. He did play the games with his friends in school, and he acted more as a business partner for the group as he participated in the game.

Because he was good with money, the group trusted him with the group bankroll. In high school he made the mistake of blowing the entire bankroll, gambling out of his means, and the lesson he learned was invaluable, and he promised himself to never play over his head again. So far, that is a lesson he has taken to heart. Elezra took most of the money he had from Alaska and bought a film development company. In , by all accounts, Elezra and his shop became the first people to ever buy a new machine that could develop film in just a half hour.

This of course was a huge success, and because of this, and other equally rewarding business decisions, Elezra is a very rich man.

Over the next 12 years Elezra opened up 28 more shops in the Las Vegas area, but it was his first shop, located next to the Stardust casino that reintroduced him to poker. At the same time he was building his empire he also started to build his bankroll. Elezra is always one of the people you see on high stake poker shows, so he has obviously figured out how to play the game. E , of which he has his own table of at Full Tilt Poker where he is one of their sponsored pros.

While Elezra is more known for his cash game prowess, he has also made quite a bit of money at tournaments. Two events stand out. The second one, despite being less money, may have been more satisfying, winning a World Series of Poker bracelet. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification.

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