— THE MEANEST GOOD GUY — John Horton Slaughter sat at a poker table on Commerce Street in San Antonio, Texas, in 1876, and watched the dealer distribute the last hand. Something about the cards troubled him, but he kept playing.
A short time later, Barney Gallagher slammed his hole-card down and claimed victory.
When he leaned over the table to gather in his winnings, Gallagher found himself […]
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