Paul MaxfieldMon, 16 Jun 2008 20:43
A poker biography of Paul Maxfield.
Name - Paul Maxfield
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Managing a business in the pharmaceutical industry demands a lot of time and may eventually take its toll on the body. This is perhaps the reason why after 25 years in the business, Paul Maxfield called it quits and switched his attention to another lucrative industry which is poker.
Even as a managing partner of the business that he and his brother established, Maxfield already had an eye on poker as he a took a few minutes of his hectic schedule playing a few rounds. He began his path towards poker greatness in 1994 when he won an £8,000 pot playing online poker. Many players, including Aaron Kanter and Patrick Antonius, made it to the poker scene by competing in online poker tournaments. He used his earnings to pay for the entry fee so that he can compete in the World Poker Tour.
Maxfield's success in the poker industry is undeniable. He had a couple of final table appearances in the 2004 World Series of Poker and ultimately brought home $57,000. He competed in three categories namely Limit hold’em, Pot-limit Omaha, and Omaha hi-lo split. Likewise, he won the Midlands Medley and Euro Finals of Poker and collected a combined total of $185,868. During the 2004 World Series of Poker, he made it to the Final Four and in the process won $38,160. His most recent appearance is in the 36th Annual World Series of Poker where he won a prize money worth $20,080 for a sixth place finish.
One of his biggest wins came in 2005 when he went to Las Vegas to see action in the main event of the $25,000 buy-in tournament of the World Poker Tour. He finished in second place behind Tuan Le. For his outstanding performance, Paul collected $1,698,390.
At 50 years old, Paul is one of the stalwarts in the poker world. He has been an active player in Europe, where he began charting his success, for a decade now. Recently, he has been collecting victories in several United States tournaments. A professional poker player for twenty years, Maxfield considers Omaha High Pot Limit as his best game.
Clearly one of the best poker players in the business, Paul is still searching for that elusive title that would help him get the coveted WPT bracelet and put him in the company of poker greats like Hung La (link to: Hung La.txt).
When not dealing with cards and chips, Maxfield spends his time playing golf with his brother. As of 2007, he has earned up to $ 2,040,283 in total winnings, which puts him in the 28th position in the WPT All-Time Money list.
With the success that he has reaped and continues to reap, it seems that Maxfield's decision to give up his position in the family enterprise in favor of poker has ultimately paid off.