Amir Levahot

Amir Levahot is a professional poker player from Israel. He was born in Israel but now calls Florida his home. He has been playing online and live poker for the past 9 years professionally.

As a child at the age of 5 he began playing chess. He became very good at the game and even played for the Israeli youth chess team. Upon moving to Texas at the age of 16, he found himself one of the better players in his area and continued playing.

He would soon reach a cross road where he needed to decide if he wanted to devote his time to chess or move on from the game. He moved on and went to the University of Texas at Austin. He received an engineering degree and got a job in Silicon Valley where he made good money.

He would grow tired of his job and quit. During this time he found online poker. With a small deposit and no clue what he was doing, he turned $50 into $40,000 in just a few months. His deciding factor to make poker his new career was a win in the Sunday Millions at Poker Stars for $144,000.

Black Friday would force him to start playing live poker and it turned out to be a good thing. Shortly after focusing on live poker, he would place 4th in the LA Poker Classic WPT Event for $420,000. And only a few months later, he would win a gold bracelet at the WSOP in the $10,000 pot limit Hold Em event for another $573,000.

To date, Levahot has over $5.4 million in live tournament winnings. He's made 3 final tables of the WSOP and won over $4.4 million if his total winnings here.

His biggest accomplishment and biggest score to date was a final table appearance at the main event of the WSOP in 2013. He would end up in 3rd place and win over $3.7 million.

Other big scores for Amir include a 1st place at the Bay 101 Shooting Star side event for $140,000.

Amir has over $6 million in online and live poker winnings. He's only been playing for a short time and at the time of this writing (2015) he has already made a 4th final table at the WSOP. There's no doubt he will be winning more events and will see his total winnings rise.

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