Mel Judah – the Silver Fox – Poker Player
• Name: Mel Judah
• Nickname: the Silver Fox
• Current Residence: London, England
• Birth Date: August 10, 1947
• Birth Place: Calcutta, India
Mel Judah seemed coming from nowhere as he survived turn after turn of his very first World Series of Poker Main Event, going on to profit the $7.5 million grand prize in 2005. He became a poker celebrity, however his fame was actually more progressive than it seems.
Born in Calcuta, on March 11, 1966, a young fellow travel with his family to London, England, in 1972, where he lived and get married and raised his own family.
Mel be acquainted with sweetheart future wife, through family friends when he was 15 and she was 12.
The poker expert begins playing the new diversion of poker for entertainment during his early age, and it he switched to Texas Hold’em Poker by mid-1990s after watching the movie Rounders, when he determined to try his chance playing live at the Crown Casino in Melbourne.
About the year 2000, and after a very rare blood vessel chaos in his hands which obliged him to abscond his main profession as chiropractic business after for 13 years,
Mel starts working as a finance broker and giving more time to poker as a “semi-professional,” playing everlasting live competitions in Melbourne and online at Pokerice.com.
In 2005 Poker competitions became his major business when the Aussie headed to Las Vegas with his brother, cousin, and $10,000 of his private money on a mission to benefit the “Big One.
” First by entering WORLD SERIES OF POKER (WSOP) Event 37, Mel tested the field in Vegas, a $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em with re-buys game held on July 4, where he placed 10th and received $25,850.
Mel profit turned out to be very little in comparison to the millions he won less than two weeks later on July 15 at the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em World Championship final table, which he accomplish after striking the record-breaking 5,600-plus gaming field.
Mel guaranteed his challenge with a 7-3 off-suit, one of the worst beginning hands in poker.
Mel was the first stranger to place winner at the phenomenon and one of only four non-Americans to have won.
Actually, Mel is a millionaire and a sponsored PokerStars.com performer, the devoted family man to whom “Family is most important than everything” has the resources to travel to international incidents with his wife and four children in pursuit of the best world poker offer.
That hobby has also took him to more cashes in the 2006 WORLD SERIES OF POKER (WSOP), as he made it to two final tables and cashed in events including the Main Incident.
2006 also brought to Mel a World Poker Tour title at the 2006 Doyle Brunson North American Poker finals.
With that profit, Mel joined the stage of Doyle Brunson, Juan Carlos Mortenson and Scotty Nguyen as the only performer to win a WORLD SERIES OF POKER (WSOP) Main Event and a WPT contest title.
Poker gambling doesn’t diverge Mel’s family life.
Poker provides him spanking prosperity and gave him the time to enjoy his other favorite activities: playing golf, windsurfing and others…
• Two World Series of Poker gold bracelets holder
• Built, co-owns and runs the World Poker Championship
• Born in Calcutta, India however has lived in Australia and England
• Worked with Vidal Sassoon’s group as a stylist to the fames