The former chess master and poker pro Ylon Schwartz won his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet last Saturday! He topped a field of nearly 900 players in the $1,500 buy-in H.O.R.S.E. tournament and received $267,081 in prize money!
Schwartz has now earned over $4,4 million (23 cashes) in the past six years at the World Series of Poker. Most of his WSOP earnings come from when he finished 4t[...] Read more » 2012 WSOP: Former "November Nine" Finalist Wins Event #27: H.O.R.S.E.
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 38 (M)
He really is happy for finally winning a WSOP gold bracelet, this interview clearly shows his happiness. I don’t know if his chess knowledge had helped him along his poker career, but if we think about it, it maybe did, in a certain way. His first moves will always have influence in the way their opponents will look at him in the future moves. One of the principles of the chess game is to try to predict the next moves we and our opponents may do. If, at poker, we can pass an image of our type of game to our opponents and make them believe we play in a certain way, maybe we can make them do some wrong moves when we want. This seems a very nice thought, but… at HORSE??? This guy must have a great head!!!
Joined: May '08
Age: 33 (M)
when we take away the 3.8 millions from 4th place finish in november 9, he has only 600K winnings to show- that's not shabby compared to me, but i doubt that is big money in poker world, imo just another guy who got lucky one time at the right place- someone wins 1st place and gets 100K for that and someone finishes 4th and gets 3.8 millions for that