Bill Chen

William Chen - born 1970 in Virginia, is a professional poker player with many accolades.

Bill Chen is one of the smartest minds in poker. While many claim to have a strong grasp for math in poker, Bill Chen has most everyone outdone in this department.

He graduated from UC Berkeley with a Ph.D. in Math making his a doctor of math. He also triple majored in math, physics and computer science at The University of Washington. It was here that Bill got his knack for the game while also writing his first book.

Many of us know Chen from his stint on High Stakes Poker. It was here that most of us got our first glimpse of one of poker best kept secrets. His goofy hair style and nerdy persona made him likeable and fun to watch. At first glance, one would not assume he is one of the best cash game players in the game.

His stats prove otherwise.

Chen has millions in the side games throughout Vegas and other poker hotspots. But his tournament winnings are no laughing matter.

He has won over $1.6 million spread throughout his long career. He's won 2 bracelets at the WSOP as well.

His best year on the books came in 2006 when he won both of these bracelets. He would win the six max events for $442,000 and the limit hold em event for another $343,000.

Chen has come close to winning 4 other bracelets in his career. He has 6 total final tables at the WSOP which account for much of his lifetime winnings.

To show he can play all the games, he final tabled the 2010 HORSE event and finished runner up to Phil Ivey.

Aside from being a solid professional poker player, Chen has written 2 books. His first was called 'Argument Game'

His second was a co-authored piece called 'The Mathematics of Poker'. He co-wrote the book with fellow pro, Jerrod Ankerman.

Chen has appeared on numerous poker shows including High Stakes Poker, Poker after Dark and Poker Stars high stakes cash game.

Chen is a member of Team Poker Stars and can be found playing under his real name to this day.

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