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Bob Ciaffone

Bob Ciaffone
Nickname(s) The Coach
Residence Saginaw, Michigan, U.S.
Born December 10, 1940 (1940-12-10) (age 75)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) None
Money finish(es) 7
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
3rd, 1987

Bob Ciaffone (born December 10, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York) is the author of Robert's Rules of Poker, and an American poker player, based in Saginaw, Michigan.

Ciaffone finished third in the 1987 World Series of Poker (WSOP) $10,000 no limit Texas hold 'em main event, winning $125,000. In that same year, he finished fourth in the WSOP $2,500 pot limit Omaha hold 'em event and fifth in the World Series of Poker $1,000 no limit Texas hold 'em event.

He was the president of the Michigan Chess Association in 2003 and is the author of four books on poker and two books on chess, and has been awarded the Life Master title by the United States Chess Federation.

He was a delegate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention.[1][2][3]

As of 2015, his total live tournament winnings exceed $330,000.[4]


  1. ^ Poker Coach Bob Ciaffone Now a Democratic Delegate at
  2. ^ "Ciaffone, Robert B." at the Political Graveyard
  3. ^ Obama as president? Professional gamer likes the odds by John Hiner, in MLive on August 28, 2008
  4. ^ Bob Ciaffone Hendon Mob tournament results

External links

  • Official site
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