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Sometimes poker players can be aggressive, cocky, and sometimes even rude.
Scott is one of the many players who give off this vibe. But, arguably, this has helped him win his games. Whether it’s his real personality or not, it formed part of his unique game strategy to win against opponents who easily get fired up.
After Daniel Negreanu, Scott was once the youngest player to win two different WSOP bracelets in 2004, but this title has since been taken away by Jeff Madsen. Throughout his entire career, he has had several impressive accomplishments which made him among the best in the industry.
Right now, Fischman is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
|Full Name: Scott Fischman|
|Birth Year: 1980|
|Birthplace: Langhorne, Pennsylvania|
|Profession: Professional (online) poker player, author|
|WSOP Bracelet: 2|
|Net Worth & Career Earnings: $1+ Million|
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Scott Fischman Bio
Scott was born in Pennsylvania but was raised throughout his early childhood in Somers Point, New Jersey. But when he was 12 years old, their family moved into Las Vegas.
Information about his early life and educational background has not been revealed. We can all guess how much Scott enjoys his privacy.
But what we do know is that he got exposed to poker during his teenage years with the encouragement of his friend from school. Since then, he has been fascinated with the game, and that led him to pursue a professional career in the field.
Though he played poker at a young age, being a pro player was not his original intention.
Instead, he worked as a poker dealer at the Sahara and The Mirage casino. He was doing that for around 2 years until he had to quit because of his rheumatoid arthritis. Since the job mostly requires standing for long hours, he had no choice but to stop.
Because of the incident, he decided to focus his energy on becoming the best poker player, and now, he has certainly become one of the bests in the industry. He began honing his skills by playing in online poker tables, but eventually went for live tournaments as well.
He became a member of a group called “The Crew” in 2003. He was in it together with Dutch Boyd, another pro player and many others. But now, he is no longer part of this team.
For a short span of two years playing on the felt as a pro, he got his back to back WSOP bracelets for the $1,500 NLHE and H.O.R.S.E. That was way back in 2004. In the same year, he also won WPT Young Guns of Poker Invitational event. He went head to head with Joe Cassidy and eventually emerged as the victor.
In 2007, he placed 8th during the Five-Star World Poker Classic under WPT and won almost $250,000.
Scott as an Author
For those of you who didn’t know yet, Fischman has authored one book where he talks about poker and some winning strategies.
The book is entitled “Online Ace: A World Series Of Poker Champion’s Guide to Mastering Internet Poker“. Since he was more of an online gamer than a live tourney fanatic, this topic wasn’t the least bit surprising.
This is more of an instructional book to guide aspiring online poker players in mastering the skill.
If you ask pro players, they will probably tell you it’s harder to play online since you can’t see your opponent’s reactions which might give away their hands, but Scott will let you in some secrets to combat that. It’s actually a great book to learn anything you need to know about playing poker on the Internet.
Scott Fischman Net Worth
Right now, Scott’s net worth is estimated to be around $1+ million.
To date, here are his best cashes:
- 2nd place 2005 36th Annual WSOP – $352,125
- 6th place 2008 WSOPE – $305,761
- 1st place 2004 35th Annual WSOP – $300,000
- 8th place 2007 Five-Star World Poker Classic – $247,525
- 3rd place 2007 Caesars Palace Classic – $245,540
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