Jeff Madsen

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Jeff Madsen
Jeff Madsen 2016.jpg
Madsen in 2018
ResidenceLas Vegas, Nevada
World Series of Poker
Money finish(es)82
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
102nd, 2019
World Poker Tour
Final table(s)2
Money finish(es)12
Information accurate as of 11 July 2019.

Jeff Madsen (born June 7, 1985 in Santa Monica, California) is a four-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner and the 2006 World Series of Poker Player of the Year.

Madsen was raised in Los Angeles and lived in the same house until going to college at the University of California, Santa Barbara to study film theory. He now lives in Las Vegas.[1]

Madsen began playing poker at college and won a no limit Texas hold 'em event at the 2006 World Series of Poker. At the age of 21 years and five weeks, he was about six weeks younger than the previous record holder, Eric Froehlich, who won his first WSOP bracelet in 2005.[2] Madsen's victory earned him $660,948. At that time he was the youngest World Series of Poker winner in history until Steve Billirakis became the youngest at the age of 21 years 11 days the following year. Later in 2007, Annette Obrestad broke that record with her win in the Main Event of the inaugural World Series of Poker Europe on the day before her 19th birthday. Obrestad's record cannot be broken in the Las Vegas WSOP because Nevada gaming law mandates a minimum age of 21.

Less than two weeks prior to his victory, Madsen finished third in the $2,000 Omaha high-low split event, winning $97,552. Just six days after his first victory, Madsen won his second WSOP title, and $643,381, in the $5,000 no limit hold 'em shorthanded event. A few days later he finished third in the $1000 Seven-card stud high low split event, earning $65,971, adding up to an unprecedented four top 3 finishes, in four different poker variants, in his first year at the WSOP. His showing prompted Full Tilt Poker to bring him in as a sponsored pro.

In 2007, Madsen cashed in his first WPT event, finishing eighth at the Bay 101 Shooting Star Championship.

Madsen began playing casino poker three years before his WSOP victory at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, California, where the minimum age to play is 18.[3]

On February 5, 2010 Madsen won the $3,500 buy-in Championship Event at the Borgata Winter Open 2010 in Atlantic City, NJ winning $625,006.[4]

As of 2019, Madsen's tournament winnings exceed $5,550,000.[5] His 78 cashes at the WSOP account for $3,070,772 of those winnings.[6]

WSOP Bracelets[edit]

Year Tournament Prize (US$)
2006 $2,000 No Limit Hold'em $660,948
2006 $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Short Handed 6/Table $643,381
2013 $3,000 Pot Limit Omaha $384,420
2015 $3,000 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better $301,413


  1. ^ Gary Wise. "Neighbors make it to Day 5".
  2. ^ Chuck Ansbacher. "Jeff Madsen - Youngest Bracelet Winner Ever".
  3. ^ Los Angeles Times: His first million may be in the cards
  4. ^ Paul Oresteen. "Jeff Madsen Wins Borgata Winter Open Main Event". Archived from the original on July 8, 2011.
  5. ^ Robert Butt. "Jeff Madsen results".
  6. ^ World Series of Poker Earnings Archived June 13, 2009, at the Wayback Machine,

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