Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Ex- Derivatives Trader Wins $446,000 At World Series Of Poker

From Bloomberg: Andy Frankenberger, a former equity derivatives trader turned professional poker player, collected $446,000 with his second win at a World Series of Poker event. Frankenberger, 39, outlasted a field of 179 players to win the 17th event on the World Series schedule yesterday in Las Vegas, where he beat Phil Ivey in head-to-head action to take the top prize in the $10,000 pot-limit hold ‘em tournament.

Frankenberger left the trading desk at BNP Paribas SA (BNP) in New York three years ago to travel and in 2010 started playing tournament poker, which has now turned into his career. He won his first World Series of Poker event last year and earned a second gold bracelet by taking down Ivey, who has won eight WSOP events….

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