Barry Boatman

Barry boatman is one of most recognizable faces in English poker. He was born in St. Pancras London in 1956. Boatman is a professional poker and best known for his part in the 'Hendon Mob'. He is the oldest member of the famous group.

The Hendon Mob started as a group of English poker players and has now turned into one of the largest online poker databases in the world. They first became worldwide famous when they were spotlighted in an episode of ESPNs coverage of the WSOP.

Boatman is considered a pioneer in the poker community. He was one of the first to appear on televised poker in the UK and was the first person to ever reach 3 consecutive final tables at the WSOP.

Early in his life, Boatman dropped out of school and began traveling around the world. He has lived in Spain, Australia, Hong Kong and many other exotic places. He has also held numerous jobs on his journey ranging from bartender, programmer and even an English teacher.

Barry has earned millions playing live tournaments throughout the world. His WSOP success rivals that of the top pros. He first cashed in the WSOP in 2000 when he would cash in both a $3k buy in event as well as the Main Event. Boatman has cashed in the main vent 3 times, 2000, again in 2001 and in 2006. His best finish was 33rd.

He would win his first bracelet in 2013 when he won a $1,500 buy in for over $500,000.

His live tournament earnings to date (2014) total over $3 million.

While he isn't playing poker, Boatman is a regular commentator for many of England's best poker shows. He has commentated for Late Night Poker, Celebrity Poker Club and the World Heads Up Championship. He also has created his own show where famous players go to his own home and play in a home game. The entire game is televised and is the first of its kind.

Barry is considered an expert at No Limit Hold em but his best game is Seven Card Stud. In 199 he was the number 1 ranked stud player in the world. He has won numerous stud championships including the European Championships and also has ranked in the top 10 of Europe's best Omaha player.

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