- This article is about the poker player. For the contestant in second UK series of the TV show The Apprentice, see Tuan Le.
Tuan Le at the 2005 World Poker Tour Five Star Poker Classic
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Born||February 15, 1978|
|World Series of Poker|
Main Event finish
|World Poker Tour|
|Information accurate as of 13 September 2010.|
Of Vietnamese ancestry, Le was raised in Kansas City, USA, but by middle school age he was living in Los Angeles, California where he attended John Burroughs Junior High School, on McCadden and 6th Street. He later attended Cal State-Northridge as a finance major.
He began playing in the $20/$40 limit hold'em games at the Hustler Casino in Los Angeles, where he currently resides.
In 2004, he won his first World Poker Tour (WPT) event, earning himself over $1,500,000. In 2005, he finished first at the World Poker Tour Season 3 Championship, winning just over $2,800,000. He also won the WPT Battle of Champions III event, defeating Eli Elezra in the final heads-up confrontation. With those wins, Tuan became the all time leading money winner on the World Poker Tour, although he has since been overtaken in this ranking by Daniel Negreanu.
|2004||$10,000 World Poker Finals||1,574,588|
|2005||$25,000 WPT World Championship||2,856,150|
He considers Barry Greenstein to be his mentor, based on his book Ace on the River.
As of 2010, his total live tournament winnings exceed $4,600,000.