Christian Harder

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Christian Harder
Christian Harder 2008.jpg
Christian Harder in 2008
Nickname(s) charder30 (Full Tilt & PokerStars)
Residence Annapolis, Maryland
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) None
Final table(s) 2
Money finish(es) 41
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
92th, 2011
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) 3
Money finish(es) 15
European Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) 2
Money finish(es) 3
Information accurate as of 2015-10-1.

Christian Harder is a professional poker player who along with Chris Bjorin has second most consecutive cashes in the World Series of Poker Main Event at four times (2010-2013) behind Ronnie Bardah. He has earned a World Championship of Online Poker championship. He is a Card Player Poker Pro. In 2009, he was ranked as the number one tournament player in the world.

Background[edit]

Early in Harder's poker career, he was staked by other poker players.[1] In September 2009, Harder ranked as the number one tournament poker player in the world when combining online and live play.[2] Card Player Poker Pro Harder, has several live game championships, but his biggest live game payout was $571,965 for a 4th-place finish in the 2009 338-entrant $25,000 World Poker Tour World Championship at Bellagio,[3] where he held the chip lead with 10 players remaining.[4]

World Series of Poker[edit]

He was a final tablist at the $3,000 Pot Limit Omaha 2011 World Series of Poker Event 31 where he finished 4th. In 2013, he and Ronnie Bardah tied Chris Björin's 2-year-old record for most consecutive World Series of Poker Main Event cashes (4).[5]

World Series of Poker results
Year Cashes Final Tables Bracelets
2009 2 0 0
2009 E 1 0 0
2010 7 0 0
2011 4 1 0
2012 3 0 0
2013 4 0 0
2014 4 0 0
2015 6 1 0

Online[edit]

With over $1.5 million in online earnings, Harder has several notable online tournament victories to his credit. Harder holds a World Championship of Online Poker bracelet from the September 17, 2008 $200 + $15 Pot-limit Omaha hold 'em with Rebuys Event 25.[6] He is a four-time winner of the PokerStars Daily $100 With Rebuys, having won $46,512 in the 637-entrant January 17, 2010 event,[7] $44,585 in the 584-entrant August 15, 2009 event,[8] $33,990 in the 269-entrant March 8, 2008 event,[9] and $32,802 in the 461-entrant September 18, 2009 event.[10] Among his other notable online victories are the September 17, 2007 323-entrant $1,000 + $60 Full Tilt Poker $1K Monday No-limit Hold'em event for $80,750,[11] the September 9, 2009 893-entrant $300 + $20 PokerStars Wednesday Quarter Million No-limit Hold'em event for $48,490,[12] and the June 5, 2008 753-entrant $150 + $12 PokerStars Nightly Hundred Grand No-limit Hold'em.[13] Harder's largest online payout was for an 11th-place finish in the WCOOP 2008 2185-entrant $5,000 + $200 Main Event when he won $87,400.[14]

World Championship of Online Poker bracelets
Year Tournament Prize (US$)
2008 $200 + $15 Pot-limit Omaha hold 'em with Rebuys $23,220

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Tapscott, Craig (February 4, 2013). "Head Games – Be Smart, Don't Spew Your Tournament Bankroll: Christian Harder, Amanda Musumeci and Vinny Pahuja Weigh In". Card Player. Retrieved July 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ Rodriguez, Julio (September 20, 2009). "Live and Online Poker – Who's the Best Tournament Player?: A Look Inside the POY and OPOY Rankings to Find the Best of Both Worlds". Card Player. Retrieved July 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ "$25,000 No Limit Hold'em – Championship Event". Hendonmob.com. April 25, 2009. Retrieved July 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ Murphy, Stephen A. (April 24, 2009). "Card Player Pro Christian Harder Battling for WPT Title: Tournament Pro Goes By 'Charder30' Online". Card Player. Retrieved July 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ "2013 44th Annual World Series of Poker: Event #62: No-Limit Hold'em Main Event". Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc. July 13, 2013. Retrieved July 13, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Home : Online Tournaments : PokerStars : WCOOP 2008 Event No. 25 Second Chance". Card Player. September 17, 2008. Retrieved July 12, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Home : Online Tournaments : PokerStars : Daily $100 With Rebuys". Card Player. January 17, 2010. Retrieved July 12, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Home : Online Tournaments : PokerStars : Daily $100 With Rebuys". Card Player. August 15, 2009. Retrieved July 12, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Home : Online Tournaments : PokerStars : Daily $100 With Rebuys". Card Player. May 8, 2008. Retrieved July 12, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Home : Online Tournaments : PokerStars : Daily $100 With Rebuys". Card Player. September 18, 2009. Retrieved July 12, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Home : Online Tournaments : Full Tilt Poker : $1K Monday". Card Player. September 17, 2007. Retrieved July 12, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Home : Online Tournaments : PokerStars : Wednesday Quarter Million". Card Player. September 9, 2009. Retrieved July 12, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Home : Online Tournaments : PokerStars : Nightly Hundred Grand". Card Player. June 5, 2008. Retrieved July 12, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Home : Online Tournaments : PokerStars : WCOOP 2008 Main Event (Two Day Event)". Card Player. September 22, 2008. Retrieved July 13, 2013. 

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