James Dempsey (poker player)

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James Dempsey
Nickname(s)Flushy, Dr. Demps
(The Norse Horse/MKKMOO)
ResidenceBrighton, United Kingdom
World Series of Poker
Final table(s)2
Money finish(es)4
World Poker Tour
Final table(s)1
Money finish(es)1
European Poker Tour
Final table(s)None
Money finish(es)1
Information accurate as of 11 June 2010.

James Dempsey, known online as Flushy, is an English professional poker player from Brighton, England, who won a World Series of Poker bracelet at the 2010 World Series of Poker in the $1,500 Pot Limit Hold'em event[1][2] and a World Poker Tour title at the 2011 Doyle Brunson World Poker Classic.[3]

Dempsey's other activities include playing recreational golf and semi-professional bocce[citation needed]

World Series of Poker[edit]

At the 2010 World Series of Poker (WSOP), after winning his first bracelet in the 1,500 Pot Limit Hold'em event and earning $197,470, he made a smaller cash of $10,497 coming 69th in the $5,000 No Limit Hold'em event but then at the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship, he finished runner-up to Sammy Farha, while earning his biggest cash to date of $301,789.[1] At the 2013 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE), he had two cashes.[4]

World Series of Poker bracelets[edit]

Year Event Prize Money
2010 $1,500 Pot Limit Hold'em $197,470

World Poker Tour[edit]

In December 2011, Dempsey won the Doyle Brunson World Poker Classic, beating a field of 413 players and a final table that included Antonio Esfandiari (6th place), Vanessa Selbst (3rd place), and Soi Nguyen (2nd place.) Dempsey earned $821,612 for his win.[5]

As of 2011, his total live tournament winnings exceed $1,700,000.[6][7]


  1. ^ a b Butt, Robert. "James Dempsey - results". TheHendonMob.com. Retrieved 15 June 2010.
  2. ^ Schult, Steve (6 June 2010). "World Series of Poker -- James Dempsey Wins Event No. 9". CardPlayer.com. Retrieved 15 June 2010.
  3. ^ "James Dempsey Wins A WPT Title!".
  4. ^ "James Dempsey - Stats - Ranking Hero". RankingHero.
  5. ^ "2011 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic, No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event: Hendon Mob Poker Database". pokerdb.thehendonmob.com.
  6. ^ Butt, Robert. "James Dempsey - stats". TheHendonMob.com. Retrieved 15 June 2010.
  7. ^ Welman, Jessica (6 June 2010). "WSOP Winner Profile: James "Flushy" Dempsey". bluffmagazine.com. Archived from the original on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2010.