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Not really the "father of freeze-out poker," if OED has this from 1856.
Walter Clyde Pearson, 77, the Father of Freeze-Out Poker, Dies
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: April 18, 2006
By The Associated Press The poker legend Walter Clyde Pearson, the man
credited with creating the style of play made famous by the World Series of Poker,
died at his home in Las Vegas on Wednesday. He was 77.
His death came after a long illness, family members said.
Pearson was known as the father of no-limit freeze-out poker, the game Benny
Binion turned into the World Series of Poker at his Horseshoe Club casino in
downtown Las Vegas in 1970.
In a freeze-out tournament, all the players start with the same amount of
money and play until one player wins all the chips.
1. In full freeze-out poker. A variety of the game of poker in which the
players, as fast as they lose their staked capital, drop out, all the money
going to the player last remaining.
1856 Butte Record (Oroville, Calif.) 25 Oct. 1/6 He was..playing ‘freeze-out
’ for the whiskey. 1877 Harper's Monthly Oct. 799 (Bartlett), They doant do
nuthin' but drink whiskey and play frease aout poker. 1889 _FARMER_
(http://dictionary.oed.com/help/bib/oed2-f.html#farmer) Americanisms s.v., In
freeze-out poker..no player, when his money is exhausted, can borrow, or continue in
the game on credit under any circumstances. 1907 B. TARKINGTON His own
People iv. 61 I'll put it up against that tin automobile of yours, divide chips
even and play you freeze-out for it. 1945 _R. W. SERVICE_
(http://dictionary.oed.com/help/bib/oed2-s2.html#r-w-service) Ploughman 214 I'll play you for
one of them there geese. Stud poker or freeze out.
2. An act of ‘freezing’ or forcing out.
1883 [J. HAY] Bread-winners (U.S.) 144 They organized a freeze-out
against him. 1904 _F. LYNDE_
(http://dictionary.oed.com/help/bib/oed2-l2.html#f-lynde) Grafters xiv. 190 By that time enough of the stock will have changed
hands..and the freeze-out will be a fact accomplished.
A table-stakes game that continues until a small number of players (possibly
only one) has all the money.
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