Sad news

Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by S. Yama, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. S. Yama

    S. Yama Active Member

    Another great blackjack tournament player passed away.
    Marvin Ornstein, one of the best bj game contenders ever, passed away last Thursday.
    Marvin had a rich exciting life, many friends and lots of bj successes
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2018
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  2. Billy C

    Billy C Top Member

    I remember Marvin well from the Stardust tournaments of many years ago. He was always a tough competitor.
    R.I.P., Marvin

    Billy C
  3. noman

    noman Top Member

    He was also on one or more of the televised Elimination tournaments.
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  4. george

    george Top Member

    I played on marvin's table at the grand in Gulfport...they called him on time , he was trying to make a bigger bet ...we both lost the table ... rebuy time .. later I heard he was top notch tournament player
  5. KenSmith

    KenSmith Administrator Staff Member

    Marvin was indeed a strong player. I met him back in the 90s, when we were playing 3 or 4 $10k events every week.

    Later I learned a lot more about his interesting history. From the world of banking, to owning a casino in Haiti (until the regime changed and it was nationalized!), to inventing a successful casino side bet, he lived an interesting and full life.

    I worked with him, doing the math for his side bet Streak for submission to the various gaming authorities. I will miss his wry wit, and his astute understanding of things.

    But I’ll always have fond memories of our antics on the player side of the tables.

    Rest In Peace, Marvin.

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