Ben Roberts (poker player)
3 November 1956 (age 62)
|World Series of Poker|
Main Event finish
|World Poker Tour|
Roberts began playing poker in the mid-1970s, and claims to have won every year.
In 1998 he almost made the final table of the World Series of Poker Main Event. He finished sixth and received $150,000, but as he and Jan Lundberg were both eliminated in the same hand, the final table that year consisted of just 5 players. In his final hand, his pocket Aces lost to Scotty Nguyen's Ace-Queen of Diamonds when Nguyen hit a flush.
His total live tournament winnings exceed $1.2 million.
Roberts was a County Table Tennis Champion in 1978 and the English Snooker Champion in 1979, though he failed to qualify for the English Water polo squad in 1980 due to a dislocated clavicle which impaired his performance.
Roberts legally changed his name when he got married in the late 1970s. He went on to have 3 children. Their names are Jamie Roberts, Rebecca Roberts and Sebastian Roberts. He is also fond of jazz music.