Amnon Eric Filippi

Amnon Eric Filippi (born June 29, 1969 in New York City)[1]  is a professional poker player based in New York City.

Filippi’s significant achievement to date was his first place finish in the 2005 $10,000 No Limit Texas hold ’em Bellagio Challenge Cup poker tournament held at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada from July 18, 2005 through July 21, 2005.[2] Filippi made the final of the World Poker Tour 2006 Borgata Winter Open, held at the Borgata in Atlantic City, New Jersey from January 29 through February 1, 2006, placing fourth for $184,785.[3]

In December 2008, During Season VII of the WPT Filippi made the final table of the Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic and finished in 5th place, earning $288,235.

Amnon also appeared on season two of GSN’s High Stakes Poker, and in the 2007 World Series of Poker, World Championship H.O.R.S.E [4]. Filippi was chip leader for a significant portion of the game beginning on Day 5 of the tournament[5]. finally finishing in fourth place, winning $586,080. On this, his 38th birthday, he also received a second present: a free signed copy of Barry Greenstein’s Ace on the River after eliminating Greenstein at the final table, three positions earlier.

As of 2008, Filippi’s total live tournament winnings exceed $2,000,000.[6] His 9 cashes at the WSOP account for $686,677 of those winnings.[7]

Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amnon_Filippi


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