Christian Harder

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Christian Harder
Christian Harder 2008.jpg
Christian Harder in 2008
Nickname(s)charder30 (Full Tilt & PokerStars)
ResidenceAnnapolis, Maryland
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s)None
Final table(s)2
Money finish(es)50
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
92th, 2011
World Poker Tour
Title(s)None
Final table(s)3
Money finish(es)17
European Poker Tour
Title(s)None
Final table(s)2
Money finish(es)3
Information accurate as of 2018-07-18.

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
2016 6 0 0
2017 4 0 0
2018 8 0 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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