Chen at the 2008 World Series of Poker
|Residence||Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Born||1970 (age 45–46)
Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S.
|World Series of Poker|
Main Event finish
Chen holds a Ph.D. in mathematics (1999) from the University of California, Berkeley. He was an undergraduate at Washington University in St. Louis triple-majoring in Physics, Math, and Computer Science, and was also a research intern in Washington University's Computer Science SURA Program where he co-wrote a technical report inventing an Argument Game. He heads the Statistical Arbitrage department at Susquehanna International Group.
At the 2006 World Series of Poker Chen won two events, a $3,000 limit Texas Hold 'em event with a prize of $343,618, and a $2,500 no limit hold 'em short-handed event with a prize of $442,511. Prior to these events Chen's largest tournament win was for $41,600 at a no limit hold 'em event at the Bicycle Casino's Legends of Poker in 2000.
In February 2009, he appeared on Poker After Dark's "Brilliant Minds" week, finishing in 5th place after his lost to Jimmy Warren's after Chen pushed all-in on a flop of .
He is currently the Honorary Chairman of the Churchill Regular Association for Poker, a poker club at Churchill College which has 21 Nobel Laureates as members.
World Series of Poker bracelets
|2006||$2,500 Short Handed No Limit Hold'em||$442,511|
|2006||$3,000 Limit Hold'em||$343,618|
- Legends of Poker report
- The Chen Coin Flip
- Team PokerStars profile
- Hendon Mob tournament results: Bill Chen
- World Series of Poker Earnings, worldseriesofpoker.com