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Amarillo Slim Gets Beat Up, Robbed

Amarilloslimbig Giving a new meaning to the term "bad beat," poker legend Amarillo Slim was roughed up and robbed on Tuesday in...Amarillo...while trying to collect collateral on a $3,000 gambling debt.

According to the Houston Chronicle:

Amarillo Police Lt. Jim McKenny said the 80-year-old former world champion poker player, whose real name is Thomas Preston, was beaten after being lured to a field Tuesday night expecting to retrieve a four-wheeler as collateral. Preston went to the hospital with a broken jaw, hand and thumb, he told the Amarillo Globe-News.

He said he was robbed of $8,000 cash and a diamond ring worth $85,000, McKenny said.

"That would not be that unusual for him to have that kind of money," he said.

It wasn't the first time he's been robbed either, McKenny said.

Read the full story here.

For the story about the last time he was robbed, go here. For the story about the next time he gets robbed, stay tune.

* Thanks to reader Crippled Monkey for the link.

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yeah thats a 1 outer....

oh and 80th in wcp tourny

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