James Bord

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James Bord
ResidenceStanmore, United Kingdom
Born1981 (age 37–38)
World Series of Poker
Money finish(es)9

James Bord (born 1981), is an entrepreneur. Originally from Stanmore, England, Bord now divides his time between London and the United States.[1]

Poker career[edit]

His biggest victory came in the 2010 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event, where he won $1,313,611 and became the first British champion of that event. He held pocket 10s against Fabrizio Baldassari's pocket 5s on the last hand to win the championship. A former banker for Citigroup, he left banking for poker in his mid-20s. Apart from that he has a lot cashes coming from the WSOP. Plus a second place in the Shootout - Invitational Aussie Millions Event, for more than $140,000.[2]

Preferring high-stakes games to tournaments, Bord describes himself as a "mixed game cash player," usually playing high-low games.[3] When in Las Vegas he plays in $300–600 or $400–800 games at the major poker venues.[4] He has cashed in eight other WSOP events, the best being sixth in the 2008 no limit 2-7 lowball. As of April 2018, his lifetime live tournament winnings are $4,304,535.[5]


  1. ^ Lipman, Jennifer (September 29, 2010). "Stanmore banker turned poker player wins big". The Jewish Chronicle. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  2. ^ "RankingHero - James Bord". RankingHero. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  3. ^ Carbonpoker.com:James Bord Wins WSOPE Main Event
  4. ^ "James Bord wins WSOP Europe championship". Casino City Times. September 29, 2010. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  5. ^ "Hendon Mob Poker Database - James Bord". The Hendon Mob. Retrieved April 18, 2018.