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Some Wikipedians have formed a project to better organize information in articles related to poker. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list there.

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Scope and GoalsEdit

To provide a place for editors interested in editing poker articles to discuss issues related to those articles, to encourage editors to improve poker articles and to organise collaboration on poker articles.

  1. To improve Wikipedia's coverage of poker in general.
  2. To create articles on every notable poker player.
  3. To improve existing poker articles and get articles to featured standard.

Assessment projectEdit

Participate in the assessment of poker articles.

Biography article notability criteriaEdit

WP:BIO is the Wikipedia notability criteria for biography articles. Any poker player who meets the general criteria of WP:BIO qualifies for a Wikipedia article.

For purposes of notability, Wikiproject Poker does not consider the Additional Criteria for Athletes to be valid for poker players. The project considers a poker player generally notable only by:

  • Winning a WSOP/WPT/EPT/SBOP event.
  • Winning a million dollars in a single event at an established tournament.
  • Induction into the Poker Hall of Fame

Other poker players must be able to establish their notability via secondary sources and the normal guidelines as defined by WP:BIO. Winning other major tournaments (including but not limited to Aussie Millions, USPO, Legends of Poker, LA Poker Classic, Foxwoods, National Titles (including the US)) is not in and of itself sufficient notability to warrant an article, but can help establish a player's notability. As most poker tournaments are open events, participating in or "making the money" rarely adds to (let alone establishes) the notability of a poker player. On-line poker players must be able to establish notability independent of the poker sites they play on and sites that simply track online results.

WP:BLP1E reads if that person otherwise remains, and is likely to remain, a low-profile individual, we should generally avoid having an article on them. The key phrase in the sentence is "likely to remain, a low-profile individual." By winning one of these events, these people are no-longer low-profile individuals within the poker community. Whenever they enter an event, special attention will be afforded to them. Additional credence will be given to their opinions, media personalities are more likely to interview them, and additional coverage will be garnered as to their progress.

This is because winning one of these tournaments makes the individual notable in the poker world. While some might argue that if a person is only notable for winning a single WSOP bracelet or WPT event, then we should simply redirect their name to the specific event they won? The problem with that approach is that many people will be looking up specific players already knowing that they have won a WPT/EPT/WSOP event and want to know if they have achieved more. If their name simply redirects to the event, then that does not tell the reader if the player has accomplished more in their career or if nobody has created an article on them. By creating a stub, even to simply say that the person never accomplished another thing, you provide the reader with valuable information not contained in a simple redirect.

Wikiproject AlertsEdit

Article alertsEdit

No Article alerts at this time.

Active AfDs/TfDs/FACs/PR/etcEdit

See a log of poker debates here.

Current articles needing monitoringEdit

  • Please list any poker pages that are particularly prone to spam or vandalisation below.
  • Please keep an eye out for these pages by adding them to your Watchlist and reverting any questionable changes.

Recently completed/updatedEdit

See Completed tasks for tasks completed prior to Jan 1 2011.

  1. Matt Hawrilenko▪◦▪≡SiREX≡Talk 03:46, 5 July 2011 (UTC)
  2. André Akkari▪◦▪≡SiREX≡Talk 03:46, 5 July 2011 (UTC)
  3. Brian Rast ▪◦▪≡SiREX≡Talk 21:46, 6 July 2011 (UTC)
  4. Shaun Deeb--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 22:39, 6 July 2011 (UTC)
  5. Owen Crowe--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 22:39, 6 July 2011 (UTC)
  6. Ben Lamb--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 22:39, 6 July 2011 (UTC)
  7. Matthew Jarvis (poker player)--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 22:39, 6 July 2011 (UTC)
  8. Chris Moorman--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 22:39, 6 July 2011 (UTC)
  9. Mikhail Lakhitov--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 22:39, 6 July 2011 (UTC)
  10. Mitch Schock--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 22:39, 6 July 2011 (UTC)
  11. Sam Stein--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 22:39, 6 July 2011 (UTC)
  12. Maxim Lykov▪◦▪≡SiREX≡Talk 14:04, 8 July 2011 (UTC)
  13. Brian Rast▪◦▪≡SiREX≡Talk 14:04, 8 July 2011 (UTC)
  14. World Series of Poker Africa---Balloonman Poppa Balloon 15:37, 23 February 2012 (UTC)
  15. John Monnette▪◦▪≡SiREX≡Talk 15:34, 18 June 2012 (UTC)


These are tasks/requests for Wikiproject Poker. If you wish to add a task/request please do so at the top of this list. Please sign your request with 5 tildes, e.g. ~~~~~ this will capture the date of the request but not your name.

  1. Add a page for the ANZPT (Australia & New Zealand Poker Tour) 11:56, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
  2. Add a page for the TCOOP (Turbo Championship of Online Poker) 11:56, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
  3. Add images for poker players (most people in Category:Wikipedia requested photographs of gambling are poker player articles lacking pictures)
  4. Update player's WSOP cashes. Add last updated when updating cashes.
  5. Make World Series of Poker and Poker into Wikipedia:Featured article candidates

Adopt an articleEdit

Adopting an article indicates that you are willing to monitor and nurture an article. It would involve doing the research, writing, and picture-taking (if possible) for either a non-existent article or a stub. It would also mean being available to answer any questions/concerns others might have about the article. It does not, however, grant you ownership over the article. Everyone can still edit an adopted article, and you can work on other things too. The idea is to find a focus for a while, to try and build up the number of quality articles the Project has produced.

If you wish to adopt an article, please watch the page and add the following to the article's talk page:


This template will let others know that you are a subject matter expert on the page and are available to help resolve any concerns/questions.


We invite you to visit our page for participants to tell us where you are located and a little bit about your poker background.

User WP Poker
 This user is a participant in WikiProject Poker.

You can also add yourself to a list of participants Category:WikiProject Poker participants.

To add yourself to the category list add the following to your userpage. {{User WP Poker}}

Poker TagsEdit

STUBS If you find a stub article that has not yet been marked as a stub, please add the following to the bottom of the article;


Wikiproject familyEdit

This WikiProject has two parentsEdit

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