Andy Black (poker player)

Andrew (Andy ) " The Monk " Black ( born July 20, 1965 in Belfast, Northern Ireland) is a professional poker player, who currently lives in Dublin.

Black learned poker from his mother and began in earnest in 1986 to play when he made ​​his degree in law at Trinity College.

He was a member of a renowned poker school, which in the past had already respectable players like Donnacha O'Dea and Padraig Parkinson as members. He also began to play in the Griffin Casino in Dublin, supposedly only because of the free coffees and buffets.

When he was 32 ​​he played in the Main Event of the World Series of Poker 1997. He was eliminated in his first major tournament by eventual winner Stu Ungar a bad beat.

The following year the documentary was filmed one million U.S. dollars Deal ( narrated by John Hurt) about him in the Main Event of the WSOP 1998. After leaving, he gave up his old life and he lived and worked for a few years with other Buddhists in Cambridge, England. Andy Black returned in 2004 with great success back to poker. He managed fifth place in the Main Event of the World Series of Poker 2005. He had in the meantime at the final table third of all chips. But he was by some bad beats and your own error only fifth and won $ 1.75 million.

Since the 2005 WSOP he could do very successfully at the European Poker Tour and World Poker Tour. At the finals of the 2007 EPT in Monte Carlo he was seventh and won $ 320,000.

In 2006 he made ​​it to the final table of the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions. He finished 5th and won $ 100,000.

In 2007 he got off to a spectacular start. He won $ 815,000 A at the Aussie Millions by the second in a $ 3,000 Omaha event A and the third place in the $ 10,000 Main Event A.

Andrew was one of the pros from Full Tilt Poker.

Currently are its revenue at over $ 4,435,000 through official poker tournaments.

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