Chad Brown (poker player)

Chad Brown ( b. 1961 in Manhattan, New York City, New York) is an American professional poker player, actor and commentator. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.


Brown retired in the early 1990s to Los Angeles, where he soon began to work in Hollywood.

Brown had some minor roles in television series and films, including Basket Case 2 and Miami Hustle. He was also one of the hosts in the game show Caesars Challenge, which ran in the early 1990s.


Brown grew up in the Bronx, where he first came in Italian coffee houses with the game of poker in conjunction.

It can record 38 prize money rankings on official tournaments of World Series of Poker to date. In addition to his victory doped with over $ 200,000 in 2006 in the $ 5,000 SHOE event Brown was able to reach a third and two second places. In 2007, he reached into the money in the Main Event, where he reached the 97th place out of 6,358 players and won $ 67,535 for the first time.

Furthermore, he reached a final table in the fourth season of the World Poker Tour, where he finished on the 6th place.

Brown also participated in the National Heads - Up Poker Championship 2007, where he was able to prevail in a ko - mode against Yosh Nakano, Gabe Kaplan, Brad Booth, Kristy Gazes and Gavin Smith and Paul Wasicka only had to admit defeat in the final.

In October 2006, he won under the pseudonym stella dora a tournament at the fifth edition of the World Championship of Online Poker. He won the HORSE tournament with a buy in of $ 5,200 and won the prize money of 223,150 U.S. dollars.

Chad Brown is the host of the poker format Ultimate Poker Challenge.

He was for a long time with the poker player Vanessa Rousso romantically involved.

By 2013, he won over $ 3.5 million in official tournaments.

Since April 2008, he plays for the Team PokerStars Pro.

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Brown published in 2007 together with Stephan Kalhamer the textbook Act to win in Texas Hold'em Poker, which is based on the published in German in 2006 Title Stephan Kalhamer 's Texas Hold'em poker.

He also writes at irregular intervals articles about poker for several magazines.