has been a game player his whole life. He's been playing poker as long
as he can remember. Initially, Steve wanted to be an actor, but
couldn't support himself in the craft. Since he didn't want to drive a
cab or tend bar, he made the only logical choice and became a gambler.
Steve's primary interest was backgammon from '65 to '80 and then sports
betting from '80 to '95, he's always played poker regularly. In the
mid-90's, Steve switched his main emphasis to poker. Initially, he
concentrated on cash games, but lately, he's been focusing more on
started as a cash-game player, he developed a solid, disciplined
playing style. In tournaments, this style has resulted in a lot of
money finishes, but unfortunately few wins. Steve has cashed 30 times
in World Series of Poker events, and has earned two WSOP bracelets. In
addition, he's cashed in six World Poker Tour tournaments, including
two final table appearances. Recently, he finished third in the
televised "FullTiltPoker.Net Global Poker Challenge."
loves to travel, and has won tournaments in Australia, France, and
Tunica, and cashed in London, Ireland, California, and Atlantic City.
He also loves to read and write about poker. When he's not too lazy, he
writes for Card Player Magazine.
academic background (BS in Statistics, MBA in Finance) led Steve to a
somewhat intellectual approach to games. He plays all varieties of
poker well, and is somewhat disappointed to see No-Limit Hold 'em
dominate all other games.
also loves to talk about poker. While living in New York, he was part
of the Mayfair No-Limit Hold 'em group that included Howard Lederer, Erik Siedel,
Dan Harrington, Jay Heimowitz, and some other very strong players who
are not as well known. After a session, they often discussed poker in
neighborhood bars until closing. These discussions resulted in a vast
improvement in the quality of their play.
Steve now lives in Las Vegas and travels a lot, he frequently returns
to Manhattan. He still loves to discuss poker and play a little pool in
some neighborhood bars. In fact, he likes it so much, that he became a
partner in some his favorite hangouts. Steve can be found on Avenue A
in New York City (Nice Guy Eddie's, Doc Holliday's,
The Library, or Julep) or near-by on Houston Street (Vasmay Lounge.) If
anyone is interested in poker discussions, Steve will be more than
happy to talk with you over a drink the next time he's back east.