Allen Cunningham ( born March 28, 1977 in Riverside, California ) is a professional American poker players. He broke off a study of civil engineering in order to devote himself entirely to the game of poker.
He started at age 18 to play in Indian casinos poker and won only two years later, his first tournament and $ 31,000. At age 23, he had a second place finish in a WSOP tournament and at age 24 he won his first bracelet.
Allen Cunningham is one of the most respected tournament players around the world. He earned at the poker table more than $ 11.5 million.
In the World Series of Poker he won the previous five bracelets and on the World Poker Tour, he made two final tables.
In 2006 he reached the $ 10,000 Main Event of the World Series of Poker in fourth place and won more than $ 3.6 million in prize money.
It is known as one of the most introverted professional players because he hardly talks at the table and draws attention to itself only with excellent placements. He was named Card Player as Silent killer.
With the online poker room Full Tilt Poker he had an exclusive contract.
He lives with his girlfriend in Las Vegas.