Alice would make money by gambling and working as a dealer.
The saloon was always closed on Sundays because of Ivers' proclaimed religious beliefs.After just a few years of marriage, Duffield was killed in an accident while resetting a dynamite charge in a Leadville mine.Billy Hathorn, "Roy Bean, Temple Houston, Bill Longley, Ranald Mackenzie, Buffalo Bill,., and the Texas Rangers: Depictions of West Texans in Series Television, 1955 to 1967 West Texas Historical Review, Vol.Poker Alice, Poker Alice Ivers or, poker Alice Tubbs, was an English poker player in the, american West.In another television film, Poker Alice, Elizabeth Taylor plays the cigar-smoking and bordello -owning poker player.To pay for his funeral, she had to pawn her wedding ring, which led her back to the poker tables.Poker career edit After the death of her first husband, Alice started to play poker seriously.Tubbs and Ivers did not want their children to be influenced by the world of poker, so they moved to a house just northeast of Sturgis on the Moreau River in South Dakota.By the time Ivers was given the name "Poker Alice she was drawing in large crowds to watch her play and men were constantly challenging her to play.
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However, in 1913, some drunken soldiers disobeyed Ivers' "no work on Sunday" rule and started to get unruly, chaotic and destructive of the house.
As her reputation grew, so did the amount of money she was making.The shot ended up killing one of the soldiers and injuring another, resulting in Ivers' arrest, along with the arrest of six of her prostitutes.Frank Duffield was a mining engineer who played poker in his spare time.Ivers was buried at the.References edit "OLD west legends;Poker Alice - Famous Frontier Gambler".Eventually, however, Ivers owed Huckert 1,008, so she married him figuring that it would be cheaper than paying his back wages.Tubbs was not only a dealer, but a housepainter as well.In 1960, Barbara Stuart played Poker Alice in a three-part episode of the Rory Calhoun CBS western series, The Texan.In the episodes "The Taming of Rio Nada "Sixgun Street and "The Terrified Town Poker Alice is shown as an unlikely frontier gambler, the mother of seven children who had once been a dealer for Bob Ford in Colorado and spent her later years.The house sits on six acres, and includes his and her walk-in closets, a pool, a gym, wine cellar, eight horse stable, bocce ball court AND an indoor two lane bowling alley!The film is so fictionalized that the character is given another surname.Alice was known always to have carried a gun with her, preferably her.38, and frequently smoked cigars.