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Darus Suharto - Professional Poker Player Profile

Darus Suharto - 2008 WSOP Main Event Player

Darus Suharto Poker ProfileDarus Suharto admits that he started playing poker in order to pay off his mortgage. So far he seems to be doing a great job at it. Suharto, an amateur poker player and member of the November Nine, beat out over 6,000 other players that included names like Ivey, Hellmuth, Ferguson, and Hamrick to make it to the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event. Suharto works as an accountant and so he has only one other live win to his name, finishing 448th in the 2006 WSOP Main Event, earning $26,389.

Darus Suharto Bio

Suharto does not play poker on a consistent basis either. Born in Indonesia, his family relocated to Canada and he now lives in Toronto. He plays poker on the weekend, getting in around 15 hours online and with friends, and was introduced to the game while attending Indiana University to receive his MBA. He has only been playing poker for a little under three years. His first exposure to the WSOP was when he saw a PokerStars qualifier for the series. He took a chance and entered the tournament, winning a seat at the 2005 event and going on to the 2006 main event.

Suharto’s opinion of his own playing? “It’s my second Main Event. I played in 2006; I was a donkey. I’m still a donkey. Hey, but the good thing is, I was a donkey in 2006 and I made the money!” He’s a very quiet and modest player and he may meet his goal of paying off his mortgage depending on his winnings at the final table. He has a chip stack of 12,520,000, placing 6 out of 9 at the table. He has been compared to Chris Moneymaker who won the 2003 WSOP, and if Suharto should happen to win, with 9/1 odds, he’ll be able to pay off more than just his mortgage.

Darus Suharto Interview

PokerStars has an interview with Darus Suharto about participating at the 2008 WSOP.  Suharto qualified online for the 2008 WSOP for $80 through PokerStars:

Watch: Darus Shuarto Interview