Tom Abdo

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Tom Abdo (April 12, 1894 March 1967) [1] was a poker player inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 1982. [2] [3] [4] He died after suffering a heart attack while playing. [5] ` [6] According to a poker legend, after suffering the heart attack, he asked another player to count his chips and to save his seat, intending to return to the game. [7] [8]


  1. "Thomas Abdo". Social Security Death Index . Retrieved November 30, 2009. Thomas Abdo: 12 April 1894 - March 1967
  2. "WSOP Poker Hall of Fame". Retrieved December 4, 2023.
  3. "Huckleberry Seed newest member of Poker Hall of Fame". PokerZone. Retrieved December 4, 2023.
  4. "Poker Hall of Fame". PokerNews. Retrieved December 4, 2023.
  5. "Deadman's Hand! Famous Poker Players who died at the Tables". July 3, 2019. Retrieved December 4, 2023.
  6. "On Poker: Two aces, two eights … but what was the fifth card?". Rochester Post Bulletin. January 8, 2016. Retrieved December 4, 2023.
  7. "Poker Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on January 25, 2009.
  8. Brunson, Doyle (January 10, 2019). "Abdo died at the poker table. He was an all time great! His last words were " Someone count my chips down"". Retrieved December 4, 2023.

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