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Dewey Tomko

Dewey Tomko, a former kindergarten teacher, is a tournament poker player with over 35 years of experience.

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 Dewey Tomko Biography

Dewey Tomko is best remembered as the runner-up to Jack Straus in the 1982 World Series of Poker (WSOP) main event, and the runner-up to Carlos Mortensen in the 2001 WSOP. Though Dewey Tomko has not won a major title he is nonetheless respected as a skilled player. His opponents wisely do not underestimate his more than 35 years of poker experience.

Dewey Tomko has also finished runner-up in the 2003 Five Diamond World Poker Classic and placed fourth in the Costa Rica Classic. Both of these events were part of the World Poker Tour (WPT). In the 2005 WSOP he took third place in the Deuce to Seven Draw Lowball event worth $138,160. He now has three gold bracelets to his name, as well as a total of over $2.7 million in tournament winnings.

Tomko was a featured guest in DoylesRoom.com's 2005 October Bounty Poker Tournament. Media Relations executive for DoylesRoom.com, Alejandro Collins, said of Tomko: "His multiple WSOP wins and ample experience in a highly competitive poker playing atmosphere help set the tone for an action packed Bounty Tournament”. Unfortunately, Tomko seems to have lost the upper hand in the tournament. A player codenamed RYANMW21 was able to defeat him, according to the poker website's roster.

Tomko was born in 1946 in Glassport, Pennsylvania. At age 16 he was already making money playing poker at some Pittsburgh pool halls. He was able to see himself through four years of schooling at Salem College with the help of his earnings. Afterwards he went to work as a kindergarten teacher, playing poker at night and going to school to teach in the morning, without having had any sleep. The children he taught fortunately escaped this period of his professional life unscathed.

Eventually Tomko realized that he was making more money in one night of poker than in one entire year of teaching. So he quit teaching to pursue playing poker full-time. He pooled his winnings into some business investments while continuing to play throughout the 70s and 80s.

Dewey Tomko is currently residing in Winterhaven, Florida with his wife and their three children: Derek, David and Drew. Derek was the one who had encouraged his father to go back to playing poker a few years back. Tomko says his son is a better poker player than he was at Derek's age. His new long-term goal in the poker scene is to one day face Derek at a final table.

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Dewey Tomko

Dewey Tomko, a former kindergarten teacher, is a tournament poker player with over 35 years of experience.

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Dewey Tomko Biography

Dewey Tomko is best remembered as the runner-up to Jack Straus in the 1982 World Series of Poker (WSOP) main event, and the runner-up to Carlos Mortensen in the 2001 WSOP. Though Dewey Tomko has not won a major title he is nonetheless respected as a skilled player. His opponents wisely do not underestimate his more than 35 years of poker experience.

Dewey Tomko has also finished runner-up in the 2003 Five Diamond World Poker Classic and placed fourth in the Costa Rica Classic. Both of these events were part of the World Poker Tour (WPT). In the 2005 WSOP he took third place in the Deuce to Seven Draw Lowball event worth $138,160. He now has three gold bracelets to his name, as well as a total of over $2.7 million in tournament winnings.

Tomko was a featured guest in DoylesRoom.com's 2005 October Bounty Poker Tournament. Media Relations executive for DoylesRoom.com, Alejandro Collins, said of Tomko: "His multiple WSOP wins and ample experience in a highly competitive poker playing atmosphere help set the tone for an action packed Bounty Tournament”. Unfortunately, Tomko seems to have lost the upper hand in the tournament. A player codenamed RYANMW21 was able to defeat him, according to the poker website's roster.

Tomko was born in 1946 in Glassport, Pennsylvania. At age 16 he was already making money playing poker at some Pittsburgh pool halls. He was able to see himself through four years of schooling at Salem College with the help of his earnings. Afterwards he went to work as a kindergarten teacher, playing poker at night and going to school to teach in the morning, without having had any sleep. The children he taught fortunately escaped this period of his professional life unscathed.

Eventually Tomko realized that he was making more money in one night of poker than in one entire year of teaching. So he quit teaching to pursue playing poker full-time. He pooled his winnings into some business investments while continuing to play throughout the 70s and 80s.

Dewey Tomko is currently residing in Winterhaven, Florida with his wife and their three children: Derek, David and Drew. Derek was the one who had encouraged his father to go back to playing poker a few years back. Tomko says his son is a better poker player than he was at Derek's age. His new long-term goal in the poker scene is to one day face Derek at a final table.

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  • How to book Dewey Tomko?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Dewey Tomko for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Dewey Tomko, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Dewey Tomko or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Dewey Tomko?

    Booking fees for Dewey Tomko, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Dewey Tomko, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Dewey Tomko?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dewey Tomko for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dewey Tomko for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Dewey Tomko or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Dewey Tomko or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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