Max Stern (poker player)

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Max Stern
Residence San Jose, Costa Rica
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 3
Money finish(es) 28
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 1
Information accurate as of 30 January 2010.

Dr. Max Stern is a professional poker player, pediatrician and author.

He is the co-author of Championship Stud, with Tom McEvoy and Linda Johnson. Stern contributed to the sections on Seven-card stud and Seven-card stud (8 or better) tournament and ring game play.

Stern is considered to be a Texas hold 'em, Seven Card Stud, and Omaha Hi/lo specialist. He has won three World Series of Poker bracelets. His basic poker philosophy is "In order to survive, you must be willing to die."

Maria Stern is also a World Series of Poker winner, having won a 1997 Stud title, making the Sterns one of two married couples to have won World Series bracelets. Harry and Jeri Thomas are the other.

As of 2016, his total live tournament winnings exceed $1,487,000. His 28 cashes at the WSOP account for $831,407 of those winnings.[1]

World Series of Poker bracelets[edit]

Year Tournament Prize (US$)
1995 $1,500 Omaha 8 or Better $140,400
1997 $3,000 No Limit Hold'em $237,615
1997 $2,500 Seven-Card Stud Split $117,000


  1. ^ World Series of Poker Earnings,

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