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Steve Badger (poker player)

Steve Badger
Residence Sherman Oaks, California
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 1
Money finish(es) 1
Highest ITM
Main Event finish

Steve Badger is a former professional poker player and World Series of Poker bracelet winner.[1] He also owned[2] until he sold it to PokerStars in 2010.[3][4]


  • Career 1
  • World Series of Poker bracelets 2
  • Notes 3
  • External links 4


Badger has had $300 buy-in tournament wins at the 1993 California State Lowball Championship[5] and the 1995, 1997 and 1999 Legends of Poker Omaha championships.[6][7][8]

In 1999 he won five Omaha tournaments: a $500/with rebuys buy-in tournament at the Commerce Casino's Los Angeles Poker Classic, two $100 buy-in tournaments at Hollywood Park Racetrack, the $1000 Legends of Poker at the Bicycle Casino, and the $2,500 buy-in Omaha championship at the World Series of Poker.[9][10]

In 2000, Badger established his website, which includes his Omaha, Texas hold 'em, and other poker strategy articles.[11] At one time he was a columnist for Cardplayer Magazine.[12]

As of 2013, his total live tournament winnings exceed $590,000, with 18 career wins and 90 tournament cashes.[13][14]

World Series of Poker bracelets

Year Tournament Prize (US$)
1999 $2,500 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better $186,000


  1. ^ SFGate POKER PROTOCOL / Cardroom manners / Former pro offers etiquette advice to those playing among strangers at casinos
  2. ^ New York Times: The New Card Shark
  3. ^ Poker Stars Blog - PokerStars acquires top poker portals
  4. ^ - PokerStars Acquires PokerPages and Other Websites
  5. ^ Hendon Mob Database: California State Poker Championship 1993
  6. ^ Hendon Mob Database: 1995 Legends of Poker
  7. ^ Hendon Mob Database: 1997 Legends of Poker
  8. ^ Hendon Mob Database: 1999 Legends of Poker
  9. ^ 30th Annual World Series of Poker - Event #9 Results Limit Omaha Hi-Low $2,500 Buy-in
  10. ^ New York Times: When It Comes to Poker, Working Together Is Against the Rules
  11. ^ interview
  12. ^ Card Player Columnists - A Great Group
  13. ^ Hendon Mob tournament results
  14. ^ Number of Cashes All Time

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