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Ylon Schwartz - Professional Poker Player Profile

Ylon Schwartz - 2008 WSOP Main Event Player

Ylon Schwartz started gambling at the age of 13 when he started hustling chess games in Manhattan’s Washington Square Park before moving on to pool, darts, horse betting, and backgammon. When he found poker, he found a game that truly appealed to him and began making regular trips to Atlantic City and Foxwoods. Within a short period of time Schwartz made a name for himself on the east coast poker circuit.

Ylon Schwartz Bio

Born and raised in Brookyn, New York, Schwartz is one of the oldest of the ‘November Nine‘ that will sit at the final table of the 2008 World Series of Poker. His early hustling days introduced him to Eric ‘Sheets’ Haber and Haber credits Schwartz with teaching him how to play poker. Today Schwartz can primarily be found playing poker on PokerStars. If you should happen to go up PokerStars username, ‘TenthPlanet‘, that’s Ylon Schwartz. He can usually be found playing at on of the multi-table tournaments at the site.

Ylon Schwartz qualified for the 2008 WSOP by playing at online poker site: PokerStars

Ylon Schwartz Poker Tournament History

Ylon Schwartz is sitting with 12,525,000 chips entering the Main Event of 2008, number 5 out of 9. So far he has earned over $250,000 in tournament earnings with eleven WSOP cashes. So far his highest finish in the last eleven World Series of Poker tournaments has been 17th 2006 $2,500 No Limit Texas Hold’Em Poker event, winning $28,187. Other wins include:

  • 39th World Series of Poker 2008 Event #20 - WSOP Limit Hold’em 15th $10,046 Jun 10, 2008
  • Foxwoods Poker Classic / WPT Event Season 6 No Limit Hold’em 13th $6,811 Apr 1, 2008
  • Harrah’s Atlantic City Poker Tournament - WSOP Circuit Event Event #9 - WSOP Circuit No Limit Hold’em Championship 21st $8,084 Mar 16, 2008
  • World Poker Finals / WPT Event Season 6 No Limit Hold’em 9th $12,453 Nov 4, 2007
  • 38th Annual World Series of Poker Event #52 - WSOP No Limit Hold’em 29th $16,133 Jul 2, 2007
  • 38th Annual World Series of Poker Event #30 - WSOP No Limit Hold’em Short Handed 58th $4,091 Jun 18, 2007
  • Borgata Poker Classic / WPT Event Season V Event #7 - No Limit Hold’em 26th $4,046 Jan 22, 2007
  • Borgata Poker Classic / WPT Event Season V Event #4 - No Limit Hold’em 43rd $2,252 Jan 20, 2007
  • Trump Classic Poker Event #17 - No Limit Hold’em 16th $812 Dec 10, 2006
  • Trump Classic Poker Event #13 - No Limit Hold’em 6th $3,328 Dec 6, 2006
  • Trump Classic Poker Event #8 - No Limit Hold’em 18th $2,223 Dec 2, 2006
  • United States Poker Championship No Limit Hold’em 22nd $2,510 Sep 29, 2006
  • 37th Annual World Series of Poker Event #37 - WSOP No Limit Hold’em 38th $9,183 Jul 25, 2006
  • 37th Annual World Series of Poker Event #17 - WSOP No Limit Hold’em 152nd $3,157 Jul 10, 2006
  • 37th Annual World Series of Poker Event #13 - WSOP No Limit Hold’em 17th $28,187 Jul 7, 2006
  • Borgata Winter Open/ WPT Event - Season 4 Event #9 - WPT No Limit Hold’em Championship 70th $12,935 Feb 1, 2006
  • Showboat Atlantic City Poker Tournament - WSOP Circuit Event Event #5 - WSOP Circuit No Limit Hold’em 8th $4,485 Dec 2, 2005
  • World Poker Finals / WPT Event Season 4 No Limit Hold’em 3rd $49,960 Nov 2, 2005
  • United States Poker Championship 2005 No Limit Hold’em 14th $2,229 Sep 30, 2005
  • United States Poker Championship 2005 No Limit Hold’em 11th $1,763 Sep 29, 2005
  • United States Poker Championship 2005 Limit Hold’em 26th $1,032 Sep 19, 2005
  • Borgata Poker Open - WPT Season 4 Event #2 - No Limit Hold’em 14th $4,185 Sep 12, 2005
  • 36th Annual World Series of Poker Event #36 - WSOP Limit Hold’em 33rd $4,480 Jul 3, 2005
  • 36th Annual World Series of Poker Event #28 - WSOP Limit Hold’em 16th $10,115 Jun 27, 2005
  • 36th Annual World Series of Poker Event #24 - WSOP No Limit Hold’em 58th $4,860 Jun 24, 2005
  • 36th Annual World Series of Poker Event #22 - WSOP No Limit Hold’em 15th $25,000 Jun 22, 2005
  • United States Poker Championship 2004 No Limit Hold’em 6th $8,995 Oct 2, 2004
  • United States Poker Championship 2004 Limit Hold’em 16th $1,098 Sep 26, 2004
  • United States Poker Championship 2004 Limit Hold’em 6th $3,874 Sep 23, 2004
  • US Poker Championship Limit Hold’em 3rd $7,524 Dec 1, 1998
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