Gabe Kaplan – Poker Player – PokerIce.com
• Name: Gabe Kaplan
• Current Residence: Los Angeles, Calif.
• Birth Date: March 31, 1945
• Birth Place: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Gabe is a Financial investor, a comedian actor, commentator, and a pro poker performer… These are just the little of the undertakings of Gabe Kaplan.
In the 1970′s TV sitcom Welcome Back Kotter, Gabe was repudiated for his leading position which he created.
Kaplan was passionate for poker since a long time.
Native in Brooklyn, New York, in 1945, Gabe grew up with only one wish of being a Main League Baseball player.
He was invited to a training camp with the San Francisco monsters; however it does not took time for Gabe to decide that a profession in baseball does not fit him.
Gabe found a job as a bellboy at an hotel in near Lakewood.
New Jersey was the first contact Gabe received to show dealing.
Gabe started acting on the road and playing to spectators in clubs and bars all over the United States.
Gabe received his first chance when he was nominated to execute on The Tonight Show.
Shortly after this event, Gabe started developing episodes of his comedy into what would later become the unbeaten spectacle Welcome Back Kotter, which was broadcast on ABC in the years from1975 to1979.
Gabe was not satisfied being only a TV star.
The success of his last spectacle allows him to work in together theater and film.
Gabe acted in three movies; Fast Break, Tulips and Nobody’s Perfect and crossed the country with the Broadway comedy Doubles.
All the way through his profession as an performer and poker entertainer, Kaplan has been implicated in financial markets as a thriving investor.
Increasing unique investment policies, Kaplan has been the theme of editorial in a variety of financial magazines.
Kaplan became more and more interested in the poker competitio during this period.
In 1978, Gabe played his first WORLD SERIES OF POKER (WSOP) with no previous practice.
Gabe moved from acting to playing poker swiftly and easily became a poker specialist.
Even though, Gabe was broken out near the beginning of his first two years at the World Series.
In 1980, at Amarillo Slim’s Second Annual Poker Classic, Gabe worked tough on his diversion and won his first main competition finishing sixth in the WORLD SERIES OF POKER (WSOP) of that year as well.
In 1982, A fourth position final.
In 1984, at the Super Bowl of Poker, he won as well as a few more WORLD SERIES OF POKER (WSOP) finishes tables have paved Gabe’s position as a challenger in large poker competition.
Kaplan didn’t confine himself to playing main episodes; nevertheless and was a recognized cash- match performer at somewhat elevated bets.
Gabe fighted with both Bobby Baldwin and Hal Fowler: the two WORLD SERIES OF POKER (WSOP) victors, in heads-up competitions and reassured them each of $200,000.
Over the times, Kaplan was subject to some rumors in few large competitions with a number of gigantic poker pros.
In the 1978 WORLD SERIES OF POKER (WSOP), Gabe was allegedly playing, and defeating, a number of the biggest side competitions such as Doyle Brunson, Johnny Moss and the disreputable Jimmy Chagra.
Currently, Gabe can be shown, stating on poker for ESPN, the Game Show Network and NBC.
Gabe will still be seen at several main competitions in the coming years.
• Was an excellent comedian
• Played and created 1970s TV sitcom Welcome Back Kotter
• Reporter for ESPN on the 2002 WORLD SERIES OF POKER (WSOP), as well as NBC’s first Heads-Up Poker Championship and High Stakes Poker on GSN
• Thriving financial investor
• Pro speaker