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Encyclopedia > Jim Bechtel

Jim Bechtel is a professional poker player.


Bechtel has played in the World Series of Poker for many years. In 1986, 1988, and 1989 he finished in the money at the main event, but in 1993 he took the top prize of $1 million and his first and only WSOP bracelet.


Bechtel is known as a quiet player, and he doesn't play in many tournaments, mainly just the large ones like the WSOP and World Poker Tour events.


Bechtel currently resides in Gilbert, Arizona.


External link

  • Hendon Mob tournament results (http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=17)

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Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal (242 words)
Bechtel came close to winning a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet in 1979 when he finished 2nd to Perry Green in the $1,500 no limit Texas hold 'em event.
Bechtel made the final table of the $10,000 WSOP main event in 1988, finishing 6th for $49,000.
Bechtel was also one of the players to make the final table of the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. event of the 2006 World Series of Poker, where he earned $549,120 for his 4th place finish.
Jim Bechtel: Information from Answers.com (354 words)
Jim Bechtel (born 1952?) is an American cotton farmer and poker player, based in Gilbert, Arizona.
Bechtel made the final table of the $10,000 WSOP main event in 1988, finishing 6th for $49,000.
Bechtel was also one of the players to make the final table of the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. event of the 2006 World Series of Poker, where he earned $549,120 for his 4th place finish.
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