Name: Poker Alice A.K.A Alice Ivers Duffield Tubbs Huckert
Equivalent Chess Piece: Rook
Existence in Current Reality: Historical
Greatest Attribute: Mathematical Acumen
Greatest Fear: Marked cards and a light deck
Weapon of Choice: Single Action Colt Revolver
Effect: Alice was known to carry one of these weapons hidden somewhere deep in folds of her dress. No one knows exactly where, but she could produce it as if by magic. She met her second husband (and the father of all of her children), Warren G. Tubbs in Bedrock, South Dakota when a drunken cowboy accused Tubbs of dealing a crooked game. Alice threatened to rechristen the cowboy “One Nut Ned” and he went away. She and Tubbs were married shortly thereafter.
Disposition: Alice was one tough mother. Born in England and raised in Virginia, Alice lived her adult life on the American frontier. Holding jobs as a gambler, poker dealer, brothel madam, and saloon owner, Alice ranged from Silver City, New Mexico to Deadwood, South Dakota at a time when women were not always welcome at the poker tables. Still Alice was a refined woman of virtue. She never gambled, sold liquor, or arranged dates on Sundays. In fact it was her strict adherence to this policy that led Alice to shoot and kill an unruly cowboy on the floor of her saloon in 1913. She claimed it was self defense and only spent a short time in prison. She said she was able to survive her time on the inside’ thanks to her bible and her steady supply of cigars. During her life time Alice won over $250,000* at the poker tables. She spent most of this money on fine dresses from New York and educating her seven children. As brilliant as she was deadly, and as calculating as she was beautiful, Alice was one to never be underestimated by her enemies. The only foe she could not best was a ruptured gallbladder at the age of 79.
* In current OverNerd funds that would be equivalent to just over $3,000,000.
OverNote: Alice was the occasional rancher and often used to personally break in the wild horses.