On the 20th of March, the legendary musician Kenny “The Gambler” Rogers passed away due to natural causes at the age of 81. The legend also had a connection to the poker world through one of his songs called “The Gambler”.
One of the most famous lines was, “You’ve got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em.”
The 1978 hit “The Gambler” won ‘Song Of The Year’ at The Grammys. The song talks about the story of the narrator meeting a man on a train known only as the gambler, who imparts sagacity such as “you never count your money when you’re sittin’ at the table” and “know when to walk away and know when to run.”
In 1979, he was invited to perform at the World Series of Poker at Binion’s Horseshoe.
PokerShots offers their deepest condolences to everyone who has been touched by the music of the great Kenny Rogers.
On Sunday night, it has also been reported that David ‘Doc’ Sands has been diagnosed positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19), making him the first professional poker player to get it.
The man with $8m in live earnings, took to twitter to first share this piece of news and received immense support from the poker community. Renowned players like Jennifer Tilly, Eric Seidel and Todd Brunson wished him all the best and hoped for his fast recovery.
David has said that he started taking the basic precautions as soon as he felt discomfort and also that he has no idea how he might have been contracted. For the time being, David and his family have been in quarantine and have also been available to answer questions on social media.
The PokerShots team hopes for the speedy recovery of David ‘Doc’ Sands and requests everyone to stay safe and follow the right parameters as directed by the government.