Andy Bloch started playing casino poker at Foxwoods in 1992, entering some small $35 weekly tournaments once a month. By the end of that year, he'd won one of the World Poker Finals tournaments, a $100 entry fee No-Limit Hold 'em tournament. That was the first time Andy had ever played No-Limit Hold 'em.
In 1997, Andy Bloch skipped his last week of law school classes to play in the World Series of Poker Main Event. He was the guinea pig in a low-tech hole-card cam trial. Tom Sims was looking for a volunteer to “sweat” and record all his hole cards, and Andy agreed. His records turned into a two-part “Card Player” Magazine article. After passing the bar in '99, he decided to delay his law career and went back to play poker.
Nicknamed “The Rock”
2 wins in 2005
Finished second in the WSOP $50K HORSE tournament
Former member of the MIT Blackjack team
That career got delayed even further when Andy Bloch made two WSOP final tables in 2001, a first place finish back at Foxwoods in 2002 (playing 7-Card Stud), and two World Poker Tour final tables during the tour's first season; finishing third both times.
Back in 2005, Andy Bloch scored two first-place finishes, winning the WSOP Circuit Limit Hold 'em tournament at the Rio in Las Vegas, and the Ultimate Poker Challenge $10,000 Final Event. Additionally, he secured a sixth-place finish in the Mirage Poker Showdown Pot-Limit Omaha tournament and a seventh-place finish at the Ultimate Poker Challenge's $2,500 No-Limit Hold 'em tournament.
So far in 2006, Andy Bloch cashed five times at the 2006 WSOP alone. And, in the $50K HORSE event, Andy placed second, winning more than $1 million dollars.
Andy Bloch also runs the very popular (Unofficial) World Poker Tour & World Series of Poker Fan Site, and is always looking for ways to use his poker skills and his law degree to make the world a better place.
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