Andy Bloch

Andrew (Andy ) Bloch ( born June 1, 1969) is a professional American poker players.

Before he started playing poker, he studied at two of the most prestigious universities. He earned a degree from Harvard and received a diploma at the MIT in Cambridge. He was a member of the famous MIT Blackjack Team.

Bloch began in 1992 seriously playing poker when he was playing tournaments with small entry fees. He reached in 1996 a final table in a tournament of the World Series of Poker.

After his bar exam in 1999, he turned finally to the professional poker.

In 2001, he was able to reach two more final tables at the World Series of Poker. He was third twice at the World Poker Tour and won a tournament edge of the WPT.

In 2005 he won the Ultimate Poker Challenge after he left at the final table, Erik Seidel, Ted Forrest and Scott Fischman behind.

In the World Series of Poker 2006, he was the $ 50,000 HORSE Enter tournament to heads up. He played against David "Chip" Reese and lost by over seven hours and 286 hands, but won a prize of one million dollars.

He won the Pro-Am Equalizer tournament and $ 500,000 in prize money in late 2006. At the final table were Allen Cunningham, Phil Ivey, Phil Laak and David Williams.

In the World Series of Poker 2008 Bloch had another chance on his first bracelet in the $ 10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em event. This time he had to but heads-up Nenad Medic beaten and again to make do with second place. This leaves the saying " Best Poker Player without a Bracelet" continue to adhere to it.

On June 2, 2012 Andy Bloch finally won his bracelet and the World Champion title in the $ 1,500 Seven Card Stud at the WSOP in Las Vegas.

Andy Bloch was a member of " Team Full Tilt" at Full Tilt Poker.

Currently are its revenue through official poker tournaments with over $ 5.3 million.