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The Indians, meanwhile, are going for their first championship since 1948.

They’d like to join the '67 Cardinals (over the Red Sox) and the '72 A’s (over the Reds) as teams that frittered away a 3–1 lead but still won Game 7.

The Cubs are also looking to become the seventh team to win a World Series by taking the final two games on the road.

It dates its origins to 1970, when Benny Binion invited seven of the best-known poker players to the Horseshoe Casino for a single tournament, with a set start and stop time, and a winner determined by a secret ballot of the seven players.

The winner of each event receives a World Series of Poker bracelet and a monetary prize based on the number of entrants and buy-in amounts.

Over the years, the tournament has grown in both the number of events and in the number of participants.

Back in June, the Cleveland Cavaliers broke their city's 52-year championship drought by overcoming a 3-games-to-1 deficit against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.

To win the city's second title in less than five months, the Indians will have to avoid being on the wrong side of such a comeback by the team that was the best in baseball all year long.