Brian Wilson (poker player)

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Brian Wilson
Nickname(s) Rookie
Residence Fort Myers, Florida, U.S
Born September 14, 1967 (1967-09-14) (age 49)
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 1
Money finish(es) 2
Highest ITM
Main Event finish

Brian "Rookie" Wilson (born September 14, 1967) is an American real estate developer and poker player, originally from Rockford, Illinois, now based in Fort Myers, Florida.

Wilson won a World Series of Poker bracelet in 2005 in the $5,000 pot limit hold'em event, defeating John Gale in the final heads-up confrontation to take home the $370,685 first prize. This was the first pot limit event Wilson had ever played. He has noted that this was event #20 at the WSOP, started on June 20, and 20 is his lucky number.[1]

Wilson also appeared in the televised William Hill Poker Grand Prix (heat 6). He took second place in the UK Open and participated in the first Poker Dome show in Las Vegas. In 2007 Wilson Finished 13th in the $5k main event of the Tunica WSOP Circuit event.[1]

Wilson claims to be a disciple of Dave "El Blondie" Colclough, who tutored him in poker after they met in Estonia during September 2004. Wilson has since dyed his hair blonde and become involved with the BlondePoker website.[2]

As of 2008, his total live tournament winnings exceed $680,000.[3] Wilson has done commentary for Bluff radio and the World Series of Poker.


  1. ^ a b Butt, Robert. "Brian Wilson – results". The Hendon Mob. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  2. ^ Mason, Jen. "Brian 'Rookie' Wilson". Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  3. ^ Butt, Robert. "Brian Wilson – stats". The Hendon Mob. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 

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