Nam Le

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 20:11

Nam Le

A poker biography of Nam Le.

Quick Information

Name - Nam Le

Born - Irvine, California, United States

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Biography

Whenever players see Nam Le at the poker table, they can't help but feel intimidated. This 26-year old Vietnamese-American is known for his undeniably good skills in poker. Aggressive is how other players describe him, but in reality, Nam Le is a good-natured lad.

Nam Le was born in Irvine, California, but he is now living in Huntington Beach. He is close pals with poker pro Tuan Le, who is often thought of as his cousin. According to Nam Le, Tuan Le was his major influence and inspiration for pursuing a career in poker. After all, it was Tuan Le who showed him the twists and turns of playing poker. Nam Le often give credits to Tuan Le in many of interviews.

Although often overshadowed by his buddy, Nam Le is intent on creating his own identity in the poker industry. His impressive victories in the World Poker Tour and his numerous cash finishes in the World Series of Poker are a proof of his constant struggle to make himself stand out from other poker masters like Bon Phan, Rhett Butler, and Andrew Bloch.

Nam Le's Poker Career

Since he first started playing professional poker, there had already been 7 1st place finishes credited to his name. Based on rough estimates, Nam Le's total winnings is said to already exceed $3,500.000. This is something Nam Le is greatly proud of, considering that he just started playing poker five years ago.

He participated in many poker tournaments, including Seasons 3 to 4 of the World Poker Tour. Among these tournament seasons, Season 4 turned out to be Nam Le's best. It was during this season that Nam Le experienced the biggest turning point of his career. It was on March 2006 that Nam Le won 1st place in the Bay 101 Shooting star event, where he took home a whopping $1,172,800 in cash prize. In this tournament, Nam Le battled with hundreds of participants, which include poker big names like Roland de Wolfe, Phil Hellmuth Jr, Doyle Brunson, and Hoyt Corkins.

Aside from his WPT win, there are other poker competitions where Nam Le participated and won. Some of them are the 37th Annual World Series of Poker and the Scotty Nguyen Poker Challenge II in 2006, where he placed 2nd and 1st respectively. Back in 2005, Nam Le also won first place in both the Festa al Lago IV and Legends of Poker events. Nam Le took home more than a hundred thousand dollars for each of these tournaments, adding more cash to his already huge bankroll.

Nam Le's successive wins landed him on the pages of the Card Player Magazine, where he came second to Michael Mizrachi in its Player of the Year rankings. Nam Le is still very active in the poker scene, joining and winning various tournaments left and right. With his aggressive play and unfaltering determination, it would not come as a surprise if Nam Le lands himself in the Poker Hall of Fame as well.