Joe Ebanks

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Joe Ebanks
Nickname(s) ender555 (PokerStars)
sampson724 (Full Tilt)
Residence Stow, Ohio, U.S.
Born 1984/1985 (age 30–31)[1]
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 1
Final table(s) 1
Money finish(es) 11
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
596th, 2013
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) 1
Money finish(es) 2
European Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 5
Information accurate as of July 15, 2014.

Joe Ebanks (born 1984 or 1985)[1] is an American professional poker player from Ohio. He grew up in Kent and as of 2011 resides in Stow.[1] He won his first World Series of Poker bracelet at the 2011 World Series of Poker where he made his first final table and had three in the money finishes.[2] Half of his six career WSOP in the money finishes are at short-handed events, and all of them are at No Limit Texas hold 'em.

Career[edit]

Prior to his success at the 2011 WSOP, his largest live event prize came in April 2009 at the European Poker Tour (EPT). That month he won the April 22 $1,309 309-player EPT San Remo – Season V No-Limit Hold'em – Event 4 for a prize of $100,842.[3] This followed his April 1, $4,800 48-player 2009 Foxwoods Poker Classic: No-Limit Hold'em – Event 10 victory for a prize of $95,570.[4]

Ebanks is a high-caliber online poker player who often final tables huge multi-table tournaments. On more than one occasion he has had two first place finishes in large online tournaments in the same day including both March 19, 2011 (418-player Super Turbo NL Hold'em $250+16 for $26,125 and 446-player NL Hold'em $150+13 for $18,750)[5][6] and September 10, 2010 (170-player NL Hold'em+Rebuys $100+9 for $14,450 and 712-player NL Hold'em $100+9 for $13,386)[7][8] His performance of May 16, 2010 in which he won a 903-player $200 + $15 NL Hold'em event for $44,920[9] and finished second in a 3497-player $200 + $16 NL Hold'em event for $80,250[10] may be his greatest online poker accomplishment.[11]

World Series of Poker[edit]

World Series of Poker results
Year Cashes Final Tables Bracelets
2010 3
2011 3 1 1
2013 3
2014 2
World Series of Poker bracelets
Year Tournament Prize (US$)
2011 $10,000 No Limit Texas hold 'em Six Handed Championship $ 1,158,481

His first WSOP in the money finish was an 83rd place finish in the 2010 4345-player $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Event 3 for a prize of $4,731.[12] His first WSOP final table and World Series of Poker Bracelet was a win at the 2011 474-player $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed Championship Event 46 for a prize of $1,158,481.[13] The event was one of only two non-main event million dollar first place prizes in 2011 and was the largest prize until the Pro Players $50,000 event.[14]

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