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Mark Seif
Nickname(s)Un
ResidenceLas Vegas, Nevada
BornOctober 4, 1967 (age 53)
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s)2
Money finish(es)10
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
None
World Poker Tour
Title(s)None
Final table(s)3
Money finish(es)11
Information accurate as of 20 August 2010.

Billy Quirk, Actor: Algie, the Miner. Billy Quirk was born on March 27, 1873 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA as William A. He was an actor and director, known for Algie, the Miner (1912), The Man Worthwhile (1921) and The Maverick (1912). He was married to Patsy Jane Holcomb. He died on April 20, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Mark Seif (born October 4, 1967) is an American professional poker player, Californiaattorney, and TV show host.

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Personal life[edit]

Seif was born in Cairo, Egypt before moving with his family at the age of two, to Southern California.[1][2] Seif attended LaSalle High School in Pasadena, California. He then received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from UCLA and a juris doctorate from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.[3][4]

Seif worked for the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office from 1994-1996, and assisted in the prosecution of the OJ Simpson case. Subsequently, Seif joined the national labor and employment law firm of Fisher & Phillips in their Newport Beach, California office. There he represented management exclusively in several high-profile sex harassment lawsuits. Seif left the firm in 1999 to become General Counsel of Preferred Capital Corporation, a business financial services firm in Tahoe City, California. In May 2001, Seif quit practicing law to pursue a full-time career as a professional poker player and TV personality.

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In 2016, Seif founded PRIME Soccer Club, a competitive sports organization in Southern Nevada, where he serves as executive director. Seif currently resides in Henderson, Nevada with his wife, Jennifer, and their two daughters, Sarah and Ashley.[3]

Poker career[edit]

In 2001, Seif quit practicing law to play poker full-time.

Seif's first major cash was when he finished fourth in the second ever World Poker Tour (WPT) event in August 2002. In May 2003, Seif had his first cash in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) in the $3,000 no limitTexas hold'em event, where he finished in 9th place with a final table that included poker professionals Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu, and Erik Seidel among others.

Seif is best known for being the only player to win two WSOP bracelets in back-to-back events in 2005 in the $1,500 limit hold'em shootout and the $1,500 no limit hold'em events. He bested a field of 2,013 players to win his second bracelet at a final table that included poker professionals Minh Nguyen, Greg Raymer, Dave Ulliott, and Bill Gazes among others.

Later in 2005, Seif won the United States Poker Championship in seven-card stud at the Taj Majal in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He also made the final table at the PokerStarsWorld Championship of Online Poker that same year.

In 2007, Seif purchased a US Poker Bowl franchise named the Detroit Absolute Nuts, who went on to win the first ever US Poker Bowl Conference Championship.

Seif was a color commentator for the Professional Poker Tour television series which aired on the Travel Channel starting in July 2006 and ended in late 2009. He has been a spokesperson for Absolute Poker since 2004. It is estimated Seif earned in excess of $2 million per year as the public face of Absolutepoker.com, one of the biggest and highest revenue online poker sites in the world until April 15, 2011, when the US Government seized the domain names of the three leading online poker sites including Absolutepoker.com, Fulltiltpoker.com and Pokerstars.com forcing the poker sites to permanently shut down US operations. Several years later, Pokerstars.com re-entered the US market in the state of New Jersey, but with limited success.

As of 2012, his total live tournament winnings exceed $3 million, and verified total online tournament winnings exceed $2.5 million .[5] His 10 cashes at the WSOP account for $866,303 of those winnings.[6]

WSOP bracelets[edit]

YearTournamentPrize
2005$1,500 Limit Texas hold'em$181,330
2005$1,500 No Limit Texas hold'em$611,145

Mark Seif Quotes[edit]

  • 'There are three ways to play pocket jacks, and they're all wrong.'[7]
  • 'To play great poker, sometimes you've got to go broke.' [8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^'Archived copy'. Archived from the original on August 22, 2010. Retrieved August 20, 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^'Playing Seif-ly at the poker table'. October 31, 2005.
  3. ^ abhttp://www.markseif.com/bio
  4. ^http://www.avvo.com/attorneys/mark-seif-361328.html
  5. ^Hendon Mob tournament results
  6. ^World Series of Poker EarningsArchived August 9, 2009, at the Wayback Machine, worldseriesofpoker.com
  7. ^ESPN Poker Tip of the Week, sports.espn.go.com
  8. ^Everson, Zach (December 23, 2010). 'Know When to Hold'em'. enRoute. Retrieved June 24, 2014.

External links[edit]

Mark Seif is the executive director of a youth soccer club in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada named 'PRIME Soccer Club.' primesoccerclub.com

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Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire
Directed byAlan Clarke
Produced bySimon Mallin
Written byTrevor Preston
StarringPhil Daniels
Bruce Payne
Alun Armstrong
Don Henderson
Louise Gold
Music byGeorge Fenton
CinematographyClive Tickner
Edited byStephen Singleton
Distributed byITC Entertainment[1]
Release date
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
Budget£2.7 million[2]

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Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire is a 1987 British musical film starring Phil Daniels and Alun Armstrong. The film was directed by Alan Clarke and written by Trevor Preston. The BFI has described it as 'undoubtedly the only vampiresnooker musical in cinema history'.[3] The film is loosely based on the rivalry between the snooker players Ray Reardon and Jimmy White[4][5][6]

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Plot[edit]

Billy the Kid is a young, up-and-coming snooker player. His manager, T.O. (The One), a compulsive gambler, falls into debt with psychopathic loanshark the Wednesday Man, who offers to cancel T.O's debt if he can arrange a 17-frame grudge snooker match between Billy and the reigning world champion Maxwell Randall (popularly known as the Green Baize Vampire).

Game

To ensure that both players will agree to the match, T.O hires a journalist, Miss Sullivan, to stir up trouble between them. She interviews Billy and the Vampire separately, asks them leading questions intended to elicit angry responses and provoke enmity, then prints the results. The match is set.

Unknown to T.O., the Wednesday Man has hidden motives regarding the match. The sinister loanshark has engineered a clause in the game's legal documentation to the effect that the loser will agree to never play professional snooker again. Though the Vampire is close to retirement, Billy is young, and such a clause—if he loses—would greatly disadvantage him. T.O. only agrees when the Wednesday Man suggests that the Vampire will 'not be at his best'; a clear insinuation that he will be bribed, or threatened. It is only later that T.O. discovers that this is a lie and that the Wednesday Man is plotting with the Vampire, hates both him and Billy, and wishes to see them suffer.

The match goes very badly for Billy, but when T.O. finally confesses, during a break, of his underhand dealings with the Wednesday Man (and the Vampire himself) he manages to pull himself together and eventually win the match.

Cast[edit]

  • Phil Daniels as Billy the Kid (snooker player)
  • Bruce Payne as T.O. ('The One', Billy's manager)
  • Richard Ridings as Egypt (Billy's minder)
  • Alun Armstrong as Maxwell Randall (the Vampire)
  • Don Henderson as The Wednesday Man (loanshark)
  • Louise Gold as Miss Sullivan (reporter)
  • Zoot Money as Supersonic Sam (cafe owner)
  • Eve Ferret as Mrs Randall (the Vampire's wife)
  • Neil McCaul as Big Jack Jay (Snooker compere)
  • Johnny Dennis as Referee
  • Kevin Lloyd as unnamed part
  • Caroline Quentin as unnamed part

Songs[edit]

  • 'Green Stamps' – sung by Billy
  • 'Poker Song' – T.O.
  • 'Supersonic Sam's Cosmic Cafe' – Billy and the Cafe denizens
  • 'I Bite Back' – the Vampire
  • 'I'm the One' – T.O.
  • 'BtKatGBV (Practice Practice Practice)' – Miss Sullivan
  • 'Snooker (So Much More Than Just a Game)' – Big Jack Jay
  • 'Kid to Break' – Billy and the cast
  • 'Quack Quack' – the match crowd
  • 'It's the Fame Game' – Billy and the cast
  • 'White Lines Black Cadillac' – T.O.

Production[edit]

The film was produced by Zenith Productions and released in the UK by ITC Entertainment.[7] The casting of Phil Daniels and Alun Armstrong was confirmed in late February[8] and early March 1985.[9] Although the original plan was for the film to be an all location street musical, ultimately it was filmed completely at Twickenham Studios in London.[10] Filming began in March 1985.[11] It was screened at the American Film Market in 1986 along with Robbery Under Arms and Blind Alley.[12]

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Reception[edit]

Film critic, Geoff Andrew, has stated that the film is arguably Alan Clarke's 'best'.[13] Critic Michael Brooke stated that 'a critical and commercial failure that has since picked up a modest cult following, Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire undoubtedly deserves plaudits for sheer originality: for all its many faults, it was the first and will almost certainly remain the only vampire snooker musical ever made.'[14] Brooke also commented that 'the cast gave it their all' with 'Phil Daniels (then approaching the end of his surprisingly short-lived career as a major big-screen star) and Alun Armstrong' fleshing 'out the title characters with memorable vigour' and Bruce Payne giving the 'stand out performance' in the film.[14] In Graeme Clark's view, the film is 'worth tracking down for its downright peculiarity'.[15] The Radio Times gave the film a score of 3 stars out of 5.[16] Nicolas Bonnes gave the film the same score.[17] Bonnes noted that the film is not a remake of the 1966 horrorwestern film Billy the Kid Versus Dracula, rather it is given a contemporary setting in which director Alan Clarke opposes two very distinct worlds: the wealthy world whose representative is the vampire and the world of destitute and penniless proletarians, whose representative is Billy.[17] In his view, 'Clarke takes the opportunity to settle accounts with' the 'increasingly unequal society' of ThatcheriteBritain.[17] Kevin Sturton also noted the 'political element' of the film 'with Maxwell representing the establishment and Billy the underclass'.[18] Beth Carroll noted that the film was not a financial success and lacked a clear audience.[19] John Pym has stated that the film is 'so utterly crazed in conception and so defiantly weird in execution that one can't help feeling a sneaking something for it'.[20] Marjorie Bilbow stated that Alan Clarke succeeded in 'establishing an ambience of seedy villainy: but the sardonic humour which enlivens the conflict between the snooker Establishment of Maxwell and his well-heeled cohorts and the upcoming Flash Harry of Billy gets lost in the cacophony of a book and lyrics too demandingly intelligent for instant acceptance'.[21]

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References[edit]

  1. ^Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire company credits at The New York Times
  2. ^'Back to the Future: The Fall and Rise of the British Film Industry in the 1980s - An Information Briefing'(PDF). British Film Institute. 2005. p. 19.
  3. ^'Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire'. BFI Player. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  4. ^Jolliffe, Tom. 'Let's Get Weird! Cinematic Oddities'. Flickering Myth. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  5. ^Kelly, Richard T. (2011). Alan Clarke. Faber & Faber. ISBN9780571278862. Retrieved 3 May 2012.
  6. ^Bilbow, Marjorie (6 April 1985). 'Director Clarke praises Zenith, ITC for help on 'Billy The Kid' shoot'. Screen International (491 ed.). p. 22.
  7. ^'Zenith at Cannes as the newest UK film, TV production company'. Screen International (495 ed.). 4 May 1985. p. 128.
  8. ^'Set 'Billy' Topliners'. Variety (318(5) ed.). 27 February 1985. p. 43.
  9. ^''Billy The Kid' cast named'. Screen International (486 ed.). 2 March 1985. p. 2.
  10. ^'Zenith's 'Baize Vampire' Rolling at Twickenham Under Director Clarke'. Variety (318(11) ed.). 10 April 1985. p. 44.
  11. ^'Cameras roll on 'Baize Vampire''. Screen International (487 ed.). 9 March 1985. p. 201.
  12. ^'Green Baize Vampire leads three screenings for ITC'. Screen International (536 ed.). 22 February 1986. p. 210.
  13. ^Andrew, Geoff (2001). Film: the critics' choice : 150 masterpieces of world cinema selected and defined by the experts. Billboard Books. ISBN9780823017447. Retrieved 3 May 2012.
  14. ^ abBrooke, Michael. 'BFI Screenonline: Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire (1985)'. Screenonline.org.uk. Retrieved 8 May 2011.
  15. ^Clark, Graeme. 'Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire'. thespinningimage.co.uk. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  16. ^'Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire'. Radio Times. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  17. ^ abcBonnes, Nicolas (8 September 2014). 'When Thatcher had fangs'. avoir-alire.com. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  18. ^Sturton, Kevin (15 March 2012). 'Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire- Underrated'. ascunnerdarkly.com. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  19. ^Carroll, Beth (2016). Feeling Film: A Spatial Approach. Palgrave. ISBN9781137539366. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  20. ^Pym, John (2004). Time Out Film Guide. Time Out. ISBN9781904978213. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  21. ^Bilbow, Marjorie (24 May 1986). 'Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire'. Screen International (549 ed.). p. 20.
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External links[edit]

  • Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire on IMDb
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