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- A well known pro poker player regarded in some circles as the best player without a World Series of Poker or World Poker Tour victory who has amassed over $4,000,000 in live tournament earnings.
Andy Bloch started playing poker competitively in 1992 after a stint on the MIT blackjack team. In 1997 he skipped the last week of classes to play in the WSOP Main Event. In 1999 he passed the bar exam but delayed his law career to play poker full time. In 2001 he made two WSOP final tables and two WPT final tables but failed to get a win in any. In 2006, Bloch finished 2nd in the $50,000 HORSE event against David "Chip" Reese in a heads up battle that lasted 286 hands. He's finished as the runner up at the NBC Heads-Up Poker Championship as well as finishing 2nd at the $10,000 Pot Limit Hold'em Championship at the WSOP in 2008.
Bloch is a sponsored pro at Full Tilt Poker and has promised to donate 100% of his winnings on the site to various charities around the world