Dewey Tomko – Poker Player – PokerIce.com
• Name: Dewey Tomko
• Current Residence: Winter Haven, Fla.
• Birth Date: December 31, 1946
• Birth Place: Glassport, Pa., United States
To get better, a poker player has to play cards against better poker performers; it is the excellent side of a poker competition that improves his skills.
Dewey Tomko, recognized as well for having two World Series of Poker Major Event titles moves with his 35 years age as a pro poker performer.
The customary competition says these days: Tomko needs side entertainments to elevate his self-belief.
In 2005Tomko says to PokerIce.com: “You get so used to losing, since that’s what’s going to take place the majority of the time in competitions, that I play side competitions to feel as a champion once more”.
Tomko still have low self-esteem at the poker table, in spite of three WORLD SERIES OF POKER (WSOP) gold bracelets, millions in competition earnings and ample street cred,
In a small rural community in Allegheny County, Pa, Tomko was born in Dec. 31, 1946.
A young undergo from a standard case of nothing-to-do.
Tamko started his poker activities at a young age, while being a teen and at local pool hall.
At the age of 16, Tamko was awarding from poker opposite to seasoned participant in Pittsburgh halls.
During College studies in West Virginia, Tomko was accustomed of reducing “returning Vietnam war checks” of their paychecks at poker competitions.
Finally, Tamko talent’s earned him sufficient cash to pay for four years school fees, and he graduated with a degree in education.
As a kindergarten teacher, Tomko was working after being graduate from college.
Aside his job, Tamko persue playing poker by spending all his nights in the online poker rooms.
Despite the fact that he slept infrequently, he did collect in cash from the nightly gambles.
The moment, Tamko realized that he was earning in one night of poker more than his annual income as a teacher, he determined to turn poker expert.
Tamko begun playing competitions.
Finally he met and became close contacts with poker giants such Doyle Brunson and Jack Binion.
In 1974, at the first WORLD SERIES OF POKER (WSOP), Tomko was the fresh face at the table.
During summer holidays from teaching, and in spite of being a standard at the Gold Nugget, it was his first main competition.
Five years later, Tomko won his first WORLD SERIES OF POKER (WSOP) gold bracelet in the $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em episode.
In 1982, Tomko get together with Jack “Treetop” Straus at the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em WORLD SERIES OF POKER (WSOP) Main Event.
However, when a fortunate river card provided Straus the overriding hand, Tomko completed the competition in second.
Tamko amassed a $208,000 chunk of change for his labors.
In 1984, both chance and talents, were beside Tomko, when he earned two first-position finals in the WORLD SERIES OF POKER (WSOP); one in the $5,000 Omaha Pot-Limit episode and one in the Major Incident.
In addition, Tomko won first position in the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Grand Prix of Poker and won his then-biggest pot, a $355,000 prize, the same year.
Over the following years, Tomko continued his side game and poker tournament play.
Adviced by Jack Binion, Tomko begun investing his competition awards and amassed big money into different business opportunities.
Actually, Tamko possesses a golf course and manages a Costa Rican casino.
Tamko still wait the WORLD SERIES OF POKER (WSOP) of every year, although, and till date, he maintains on top of the list of the majority WORLD SERIES OF POKER (WSOP) manifestations.
In 2001, discovered himself heads-up with Carlos Mortenson at the finish table of the $10,000 Championship episode.
In spite of holding pocket aces, Tamko lost and was eliminated with $1.1 million.
In 2003, Prototypes was repeated when Tomko played at the finish table of the World Poker Tour $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em episode.
For the second time, Tamko is second with prize awardings of $550,000.
Actually, Tomko pursues playing in competitions and side games at the same time of managing his affairs and playing golf.
At that moment, Tamko lives in Winter Haven, Fla. He is married with three sons: Derek, David and Drew.
Subsequently to his father’s steps, Derek is actually, even a pro poker performer.
• Holds the top list of the majority World Series of Poker showings
• Is excellent contact with Doyle Brunson
• For two times, is second in the WORLD SERIES OF POKER WSOP Major Episode
• Previous professionnel golfer
• Previous kindergarten teacher playing poker at night and teaching class by days