Poker great Pete Knowles remembered

Nov 4, 2008 5:08 PM

Back in the Saddle by Johnny Hale |

I was saddened today to learn of the passing of a great friend of poker, a wonderful man, outstanding father and friend of every down and out poker player.

It is with a Tip of the Hat that I salute the life of Pete Knowles, a member in good standing of "The Seniors" World Championship of Poker/ Poker Players Hall of Fame.

Pete’s son Bryson informed me about the passing of his father and his plans to create the inaugural Pete Knowles Charity Poker Tournament to be held annually in his honor.

The plan is to host the event in Pete’s hometown of Uvalde, Texas. All that may wish to be put on the mailing list for this event may e-mail me at [email protected]. I will keep you advised of the dates and details of this wonderful charity poker event.

Pete was a true gentleman of poker, business, and life! He will be greatly missed by all.

As for my family, we will be leaving soon to attend the Fall Poker Roundup in Pendleton, Oregon to host "The Seniors" World Championship of Poker/Poker Players Hall of Fame.

Dr. Peter Fisher will be inducted into "The Seniors" WCOP/HOF on Nov. 10 at the Wildhorse Casino and the roll of honor will be called at this event. It’s my sad task to have to add the name of Pete Knowles to this honored list of passed members of "The Seniors" WCOP/HOF.

If you wish to view this Roll of Honor you are invited to www.ok-j.com!

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This is for my wife, Carol. I sure hope that all poker players and citizens take time out from the poker games and their other activities to go vote.

When I was 17, I volunteered for the United States Navy and hold two discharges from service – one for World War II and one for the Korean War.

In the history of our beloved country many have died with much blood and treasure spent for this voting right. It is one of the most important things you will ever have the opportunity to do!

By failing to vote, you give up all your rights to complain about how poker is played and life is lived in this wonderful country.

Until next time remember to stay lucky!