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Friday, February 4, 2011



One of the best poker player regardless of no World Series of Poker or World Poker Tour victory who has amassed over $4,000,000 in live tournament earnings. Although Andy Bloch extremely blackjack card counter, but he pursue poker as his profession. As a member of MIT Blackjack team Andy Bloch was banned from over 360 casinos worldwide for counting cards in blackjack.

As a poker player with 2 degrees from MIT and a JD from Harvard Law School, it comes as no surprise that Andy's approach to poker is mathematical and analytical. Although he successfully passed the bar exam, Bloch found himself more drawn to playing poker professionally than practicing law. “I haven’t found a law-related job that would keep my interest,” he says, “although I tell my parents I’m still looking.” Andy Bloch said.

Poker pro Andy Bloch is an expert in poker "Game Theory" which has a psychological approach to poker. Andy Bloch also has a history in analyzing and applying methods to not only poker, but blackjack as well. He managed to write a computer program that would present a 6% advantage to players playing Hicock 6-Card Poker at Foxwoods, so he and some other students from MIT began to play at the casino and, more importantly, began to consistently win.


In the 1996 World Series of Poker, Andy Bloch made his first cash in a major poker event, finishing in Event #3 Limit 7 Card Stud to pocket $5,558. It wasn’t until May of 2000 that Andy, after putting his law career on hold, skillfully made his way back into a cashing position in the WSOP, this time taking 12th place in Event #8 No-Limit Hold'em for a $9,505 purse.

Although Andy Bloch graduated from law school, but unable to find a job he enjoyed, continued to play poker for living. To date, the only time Andy Bloch has ever practiced law was when defending himself after being arrested at an anti-war protest in 2003. 

 

Andy Bloch made a great poker skill at the poker table has allowed him to avoid more serious work. Bloch made two WSOP final tables in 2001, and had two third place finishes in the first season of the World Poker Tour.

Top poker player Andy Bloch won the second Ultimate Poker Challenge and helped set a new record when he and Chip Reese went heads-up for a record 286 hands at the 2006 $50,000 HORSE event. Chip Reese ended up winning this extremely long battle. Final tables are frequently finished faster than this heads-up battle was. Andy Bloch won the Pro-Am Poker Equalizer in 2006, defeating Phil “The Unabomber” Laak to win half a million dollars.


Currently, Andy Bloch is a member of the Full Tilt Poker team of poker pros, playing online poker at Full Tilt Poker. When he's not playing poker, he dabbles as a stock trader. The Tacoma Park, Maryland resident created a popular World Poker Tour fan site on the Internet, where he offers poker strategy and advice and answers questions about the sport.

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