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Tom Franklin (poker player)

Tom Franklin
Tom Franklin in the 2006 World Series of Poker
Nickname(s) Captain Tom
Residence Gulfport, Mississippi
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 1
Money finish(es) 28
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
7th, 1995
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) 1
Money finish(es) 7
European Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 1

"Captain" Tom Franklin (born October 23, 1950) is an American professional poker player born in Fresno, California.[1]

Franklin's poker career began in the 1970s. His first cash at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) took place in 1990, finishing 24th in the $10,000 no limit hold'em championship event. Franklin won a WSOP bracelet in 1999 in the $2,500 limit Omaha event.[2]

In 2005, Franklin won a preliminary No Limit Holdem event at the Bellagio Casino's Five Diamond Classic, picking up $434,025 for the win.

As of 2009, his total live tournament winnings exceed $2,600,000.[3] His 28 cashes at the WSOP account for $985,084 of those winnings.[4]


  1. ^ profile
  2. ^ "1999 World Series of Poker Limit Omaha report". May 4, 1999. Retrieved March 1, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Tom Franklin: Hendon Mob Poker Database". Retrieved March 1, 2012. 
  4. ^ World Series of Poker Earnings,
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