Pearson, Puggy

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Pearson, Puggy Gender: M
Walter Clyde Pearson
born on 29 January 1929
Place Adairville, Kentucky, 36n40, 86w51
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Documented source; untimed
Rodden Rating AX
Collector: Viktor
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 09°22' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif

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Puggy Pearson
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American professional poker player best known as the 1973 World Series of Poker Main Event winner. He got his nickname "Puggy" from a childhood accident that left him with a disfigured nose at the age of twelve.

He dropped out of school in the fifth grade, and at the age of 17, he joined the United States Navy, where he served three terms. He strengthened his skills at poker and gambling while in the Navy.

Pearson won the Main Event when his A♠ 7♠ defeated Johnny Moss's K♥ J♠. He won four bracelets, two of which were in seven-card stud and two of which were No limit hold'em.

Pearson was known as a man who would always seek out the biggest game in town, whether it was in the poker room or on the golf course. He owned a RV, which he called the Roving Gambler, with this painted on the side: "I'll play any man from any land any game he can name for any amount I can count, provided I like it."

In 1987 Pearson was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame.

Pearson, who had a long history of heart problems, died on 12 April 2006 aged 77.

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Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Viktor E. No time of birth on the B.C.


  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Navy)
  • Vocation : Sports : Games - Bridge/ Chess/ Other (Poker)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Poker bracelets)