Tuan Le

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Tuan Le
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Tuan Le at the 2005 World Poker Tour Five Star Poker Classic
Residence Los Angeles, California
Born (1978-02-15) February 15, 1978 (age 39)
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 2
Money finish(es) 9
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
411th, 2013
World Poker Tour
Title(s) 2
Final table(s) 2
Money finish(es) 7
Information accurate as of 1 June 2014.

Tuan Le (born February 15, 1978 in Paris, France) is a Vietnamese-American professional poker player.

Of Vietnamese ancestry, Le was raised in Kansas City, Missouri, in the United States, but by middle school age he was living in Los Angeles, California where he attended John Burroughs Junior High School, on McCadden and 6th Street. He later attended Cal State-Northridge as a finance major.

He began playing in the $20/$40 limit hold'em games at the Hustler Casino in Los Angeles, where he currently resides.

As of 2015, his total live tournament winnings exceed $5,600,000.[1]

World Poker Tour[edit]

In 2004, he won his first World Poker Tour (WPT) event, earning over $1,500,000. In 2005, he finished first at the World Poker Tour Season 3 Championship, winning just over $2,800,000. He also won the WPT Battle of Champions III event, defeating Eli Elezra heads-up. With those wins, Tuan became the all-time leading money winner on the World Poker Tour, although he has since been overtaken in this ranking by Daniel Negreanu.

World Poker Tour Titles
Year Tournament Prize (US$)
2004 $10,000 World Poker Finals 1,574,588
2005 $25,000 WPT World Championship 2,856,150

World Series of Poker bracelets[edit]

In 2014 and 2015, he won the $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball Championship for the second year in a row, the first time a player has won consecutive $10,000 championships other than the main event.[2][3]

Year Event Prize Money
2014 $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball $355,324
2015 $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball $322,756

Notes[edit]