Robert Turner (poker player)

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Robert Turner
Nickname(s) Chip Burner
Residence Downey, California
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 1
Money finish(es) 28
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
6th, 1994
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 1

Robert Turner is an American professional poker player based in Downey, California.

Turner is known for introducing Omaha hold 'em into poker-playing circles. He introduced the game to Bill Boyd who offered it as a game at the Golden Nugget Casino (calling it "Nugget Hold'em".)

Turner began playing in the 1970s and has won a Best All-Around Player Award at least once per decade since. Turner won the 1986 Grand Prix of Poker.[1]

Turner won a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet in 1993 in the $1,500 seven-card stud event. He has also finished in the money of the $10,000 no limit hold'em main event on numerous occasions: 10th in 1991, 36th in 1992, 13th in 1993, 6th in 1994 and 97th in 2005.

Turner has worked as an executive host at several of the largest poker casinos, most recently at the Bicycle Casino and Crystal Park Casino in the Los Angeles area. He is the Poker Manager at the Normandie Casino in Gardena, California.

As of 2008, his total live tournament winnings exceed $2,100,000.[2] His 28 cashes at the WSOP account for $568,357 of those winnings.[3]

Turner is married to Charity Turner, also a tournament player, with whom he has three children. Turner has another daughter from a previous marriage.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Turner Wins Big At Slim's Super Bowl". Poker Player 5 (8) (Gambling Times). February 16, 1987. p. 1. 
  2. ^ The Hendon Mob. "Tournament Results". 
  3. ^ World Series of Poker Earnings, worldseriesofpoker.com