Howard Andrew

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Howard Andrew
Nickname(s) Tahoe
Residence Walnut Creek, California
Born 1934 (age 82–83)[1]
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 2
Money finish(es) 23
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
8th, 1984
Information accurate as of 30 June 2015.

Howard Andrew (born 1934) is an American poker player, best known for his success at the 1976 World Series of Poker (WSOP). He has participated in the WSOP Main Event each year since 1974, the longest such streak of any player.[2][3]

Andrew won "both The Horseshoe's Businessmen's and Preliminary Hold-Em tournaments in 1976",[4] earning him two bracelets in consecutive days.[1] The 1978 WSOP Media Guide called him "one of the World Series of Poker's most formidable non-pros", an industrial engineer with "a daredevil reputation". If an award were given out to the player who shoved all his chips to the center of the pot most often, he'd probably win it."[4]

Andrew has finished in the money in other events at the WSOP, including an 8th-place finish at the 1984 World Series of Poker main event, which earned him $26,400, the same share won by 7th-place finisher Mike Allen and 9th-place finisher Rusty La Page.[5]

As of 2015, Andrew's live tournament winnings exceed $1,450,000.[6]

World Series of Poker bracelets[edit]

Year Tournament Prize (US$)
1976 $2,500 No Limit Hold'em $28,000
1976 $1,000 No Limit Hold'em $23,600


  1. ^ a b Legends of Poker: Howard "Tahoe" Andrew from
  2. ^ WSOP 2014 - 41 Years at the WSOP with Howard "Tahoe" Andrew
  3. ^ WSOP By The Numbers: The 2011 WSOP In Review from Bluff Magazine
  4. ^ a b "Early Player Biographies". World Series of Poker: A Retrospective. UNLV Lied Library's Center for Gaming Research. 1978. Retrieved 2011-07-28. 
  5. ^ "Summary of 1984 Tournament". World Series of Poker: A Retrospective. UNLV Lied Library's Center for Gaming Research. 1984. Retrieved 2011-07-28. 
  6. ^ Hendon Mob database: Howard Andrew