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Paul ‘X-22’ Magriel passed away

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Paul 'X-22' Magriel, former chess prodigy and legendary backgammon player, passed away in his sleep at the age of 71. Erik Seidel confirmed Magriel's passing on Twitter today. Magriel got his 15 minutes of modern fame on an early episode of the World Poker Tour with his infamous verbal tick "Quack quack!" Magriel had also become a nemesis of Phil Hellmuth over the years especially after Magriel busted Hellmuth at the 2005 WSOP.

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Paul 'X-22' Magriel

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RIP X22

Très diminué ces dernières années ( physiquement et probablement aussi financièrement) on le voyait encore tourner autour des petits tournois et

j'ai eu l'occasion d'être plusieurs fois à sa table de temps de l'ancienne Poker Room du Cesar et c'était vraiment quelqu'un de très agréable une fois que l'on faisait abstraction de son look.

Comme il avait été marié à une française le contact avait été très cordial.

RIP

 

 

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