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Billy Baxter

Born in 1940, William Baxter, Jr. hails from Augusta, Georgia and a gambling background that began during his school years. His knowledge about hustling pool games came into play when he was only 14-years old, and he saved thousands of dollars in only a few years. At the age of 18, he discovered poker, and he played for many years before ending up in Las Vegas in the 1970’s. Playing alongside some of the now-legendary players like Doyle Brunson, Puggy Pearson, and Stu Ungar, Baxter was skilled in all of the major poker variations and translated his cash game skills into tournament wins by the mid-70’s. He claimed his first WSOP bracelet in 1975 in deuce-to-seven draw and his second in 1978, also in deuce-to-seven. Two more bracelets were claimed in 1982, another in 1987, one in 1993, and his most recent in 2002. His ability to stay relevant in an ever-changing and growing industry is one of the great testaments to his poker skills. He was one of the original poker backers, having famously staked Ungar for his 1997 WSOP bracelet. All of his poker accomplishments were recognized by his 2006 induction to the Poker Hall of Fame. Baxter was also credited for a major Supreme Court victory - William E. Baxter Jr. vs. the United States - in which it was ruled that Baxter’s career as a professional poker player was legitimate and must be recognized by the Internal Revenue Service and the federal government. The challenge stemmed from his income being classified as “unearned” and taxed at a much higher rate than “earned” income, and his court win allowed poker income to be classified as “earned” going forward.

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Billy Baxter
Player Information
Name: Billy Baxter
Location: Las Vegas, NV, United States
Yearly Statistics: Click Here

Cashes:53
Total Winnings: $2,124,064 (Includes all tournament winnings)
First Place Finishes: 9
WSOP Bracelets: 7

Billy Baxter Poker Results

EVENT PLACE PRIZE DATE
44th World Series of Poker 2013
Event #33 - WSOP Seven Card Razz
24th $5,752 Jun 18, 2013
Five Star World Poker Classic / WPT Event Season 8
WPT No Limit Hold'em Championship
5th $246,921 Apr 18, 2010
39th World Series of Poker 2008
Event #40 - WSOP Limit Deuce to Seven Lowball Draw
7th $15,053 Jun 22, 2008
39th World Series of Poker 2008
Event #5 - WSOP No Limit Hold'em
59th $8,971 Jun 3, 2008
Five Star World Classic Poker Classic / WPT World Championship-Season 6
Event #15 - WPT No Limit Hold'em Championship
64th $39,570 Apr 26, 2008
Five Star World Classic Poker Classic / WPT World Championship-Season 6
Event #12 - Seniors - No Limit Hold'em
1st $138,990 Apr 14, 2008
Five Star World Classic Poker Classic / WPT World Championship-Season 6
Event #6 - No Limit Hold'em
1st $149,755 Apr 7, 2008
Five Star World Classic Poker Classic / WPT World Championship-Season 6
Event #1 - No Limit Hold'em
9th $6,950 Apr 2, 2008
WPT Celebrity Invitational
Spotlight - No Limit Hold'em
3rd $20,000 Mar 1, 2008
Deep Stack Extravaganza
Event #6 - No Limit Hold'em
20th $1,152 Feb 9, 2008
38th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #55 - WSOP No Limit Hold'em Championship
136th $58,570 Jul 17, 2007
Mandalay Bay Poker Championships / WPT Event Season 6
Event #8 - WPT No Limit Hold'em Championship
26th $13,115 Jun 2, 2007
Bay 101 Shooting Star / WPT Event Season 5
No Limit Hold'em
24th $3,000 Mar 11, 2007
Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic / WPT Event Season 5
Event #4 - No Limit Hold'em
16th $5,650 Dec 4, 2006
Festa al Lago / WPT Event
WPT No Limit Hold'em Championship
54th $12,525 Oct 20, 2006
37th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #6 - WSOP No Limit Hold'em
20th $27,941 Jul 1, 2006
37th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #5 - WSOP Short Handed
82nd $3,790 Jun 30, 2006
Caesars Las Vegas Poker Tournament - WSOP Circuit Event
Event #12 - WSOP Circuit Main Event - No Limit Hold'em
5th $117,876 May 11, 2006
Five-Star World Poker Classic - WPT Championship Season 4
WPT No Limit Hold'em Championship
51st $43,935 Apr 24, 2006
Five-Star World Poker Classic - WPT Championship Season 4
No Limit Hold'em
12th $7,565 Apr 11, 2006
Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic / WPT Event Season 4
Event #10 - No Limit Hold'em
15th $12,015 Dec 8, 2005
Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic / WPT Event Season 4
Event #2 - No Limit Hold'em
15th $4,810 Nov 30, 2005
36th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #33 - WSOP No Limit Hold'em
46th $6,550 Jul 1, 2005
Shooting Star Tournament - WPT Season 3
WPT Main Event - No Limit Hold'em
18th $40,000 Mar 11, 2005
Harrahs Atlantic City Poker Tournament - WSOP Circuit Event
No Limit Hold'em
15th $1,032 Jan 14, 2005
2004 Festa al Lago III /Doyle Brunson North American Poker Championship - WPT Event Season 3
No Limit Hold'em
6th $10,243 Oct 13, 2004
2004 Festa al Lago III /Doyle Brunson North American Poker Championship - WPT Event Season 3
No Limit Hold'em
2nd $55,040 Oct 11, 2004
LA Poker Classic - WPT Season 2
Event #23 - WPT Main Event - No Limit Hold'em
8th $75,630 Feb 24, 2004
2003 Five Diamond - WPT Season 2
WPT No Limit Hold'em
11th $34,917 Dec 18, 2003
2003 Five Diamond - WPT Season 2
No Limit Hold'em
5th $25,480 Dec 1, 2003
34th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #32 - WSOP No Limit Hold'em
26th $6,660 May 15, 2003
34th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #14 - WSOP No Limit Deuce to Seven Lowball
3rd $49,220 Apr 28, 2003
33rd Annual World Series of Poker
Event #14 - WSOP Limit Razz
1st $64,860 May 1, 2002
32nd Annual World Series of Poker
Event #27 - WSOP World Championship - No Limit Hold'em
37th $20,000 May 18, 2001
32nd Annual World Series of Poker
Event #16 - WSOP Limit Ace to Five Draw
4th $11,085 May 5, 2001
30th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #11 - WSOP No Limit Hold'em
22nd $4,305 May 6, 1999
29th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #17 - WSOP No Limit Hold'em
24th $4,356 May 7, 1998
28th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #22 - WSOP World Championship - No Limit Hold'em
22nd $21,200 May 10, 1997
28th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #17 - WSOP No Limit Hold'em
14th $6,510 May 5, 1997
28th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #7 - WSOP No Limit Hold'em
25th $4,260 Apr 25, 1997
24th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #20 - WSOP No Limit Deuce to Seven Lowball
1st $130,500 May 9, 1993
Poker Classic
No Limit Deuce to Seven Lowball
3rd $7,500 Jan 8, 1993
23rd Annual World Series of Poker
Event #18 - WSOP No Limit Deuce to Seven Lowball
5th $13,250 May 9, 1992
23rd Annual World Series of Poker
Event #9 - WSOP Limit Razz
14th $2,010 Apr 30, 1992
20th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #13 - WSOP No Limit Deuce to Seven Lowball
2nd $77,500 May 13, 1989
20th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #9 - WSOP Limit Ace to Five Draw
2nd $59,700 May 9, 1989
18th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #2 - WSOP No Limit Deuce to Seven Lowball
1st $153,000 May 2, 1987
17th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #11 - WSOP No Limit Ace to Five Draw W/Joker
8th $8,850 May 20, 1986
17th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #5 - WSOP No Limit Deuce to Seven Lowball
6th $17,750 May 14, 1986
13th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #2 - WSOP No Limit Deuce to Seven Lowball
1st $95,000 May 10, 1982
13th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #1 - WSOP No Limit Ace to Five Draw
1st $48,750 May 9, 1982
9th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #1 - WSOP No Limit Deuce to Seven Lowball
1st $90,000 May 7, 1978
6th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #3 - WSOP No Limit Deuce to Seven Lowball
1st $35,000 May 8, 1975



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Billy Baxter



Born in 1940, William Baxter, Jr. hails from Augusta, Georgia and a gambling background that began during his school years. His knowledge about hustling pool games came into play when he was only 14-years old, and he saved thousands of dollars in only a few years. At the age of 18, he discovered poker, and he played for many years before ending up in Las Vegas in the 1970’s. Playing alongside some of the now-legendary players like Doyle Brunson, Puggy Pearson, and Stu Ungar, Baxter was skilled in all of the major poker variations and translated his cash game skills into tournament wins by the mid-70’s. He claimed his first WSOP bracelet in 1975 in deuce-to-seven draw and his second in 1978, also in deuce-to-seven. Two more bracelets were claimed in 1982, another in 1987, one in 1993, and his most recent in 2002. His ability to stay relevant in an ever-changing and growing industry is one of the great testaments to his poker skills. He was one of the original poker backers, having famously staked Ungar for his 1997 WSOP bracelet. All of his poker accomplishments were recognized by his 2006 induction to the Poker Hall of Fame. Baxter was also credited for a major Supreme Court victory - William E. Baxter Jr. vs. the United States - in which it was ruled that Baxter’s career as a professional poker player was legitimate and must be recognized by the Internal Revenue Service and the federal government. The challenge stemmed from his income being classified as “unearned” and taxed at a much higher rate than “earned” income, and his court win allowed poker income to be classified as “earned” going forward.






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