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Bill Chen

Born in 1970 in Williamsburg, Virginia, William Chen was raised to value research and analysis, as his education later proved. He attended Washington University in St. Louis to obtain a degree in physics, mathematics, and computer science, and he followed it up with a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1991. Chen spent years working in the quantitative analysis field and in the software design business before shifting his concentration to poker. In the 1990’s, he began developing the Chen Formula, which ranked Texas hold’em starting hands through numerical value. He then took his analysis of poker to many new levels and co-authored “The Mathematics of Poker” with Jerrod Ankenman. The book about quantitative techniques of poker and game theory has been hailed as one of the most complicated but groundbreaking works in the history of the game. By translating his analysis into tournament play, Chen has accomplished many goals in the world of poker, with his first tournament cash coming in 1999 and first WSOP cash in 2000. Going into 2010, accumulated 18 major tournament cashes, but the two most prominent came in 2006 when he won a WSOP bracelet in $3,000 limit hold’em and another in $2,500 short-stacked no-limit hold’em. To date, he shows more than $1 million in live tournament winnings but plays a great deal online as well as a “Friend of PokerStars.”

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Bill Chen
Player Information
Name: Bill Chen
Location: Lafayette Hill, PA, United States
Yearly Statistics: Click Here

Cashes:62
Total Winnings: $1,846,789 (Includes all tournament winnings)
First Place Finishes: 8
WSOP Bracelets: 2
ProRank 1 Position: 609  [ DETAILS ]

Bill Chen Poker Results

EVENT PLACE PRIZE DATE
45th World Series of Poker 2014
Event #52 - WSOP Limit Hold'em
6th $57,706 Jun 26, 2014
45th World Series of Poker 2014
Event #50 - WSOP Eight Game Mix
34th $3,995 Jun 25, 2014
45th World Series of Poker 2014
Event #41 - WSOP Dealers Choice Six Handed
4th $38,735 Jun 19, 2014
45th World Series of Poker 2014
Event #22 - WSOP H.O.R.S.E
7th $65,273 Jun 8, 2014
45th World Series of Poker 2014
Event #16 - WSOP Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball
23rd $4,082 Jun 5, 2014
45th World Series of Poker 2014
Event #7 - WSOP Razz
15th $4,447 May 30, 2014
44th World Series of Poker 2013
Event #60 - WSOP No Limit Hold'em
112th $3,841 Jul 5, 2013
44th World Series of Poker 2013
Event #23 - WSOP 7 Card Stud
25th $3,889 Jun 12, 2013
44th World Series of Poker 2013
Event #20 - WSOP Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better
63rd $4,366 Jun 10, 2013
43rd World Series of Poker 2012
Event #45 - WSOP Poker Players Championship
7th $205,856 Jun 24, 2012
Pokerstars.com EPT Berlin Season 8
EPT No Limit Hold'em Championship
112th $10,759 Apr 16, 2012
PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) / EPT Season 8/ LAPT Season 4
EPT Main Event - No Limit Hold'em
37th $41,000 Jan 7, 2012
42nd World Series of Poker 2011
WSOP 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo 8 or Better Championship
14th $32,057 Jun 18, 2011
42nd World Series of Poker 2011
WSOP No Limit Hold'em Triple Chance
4th $100,200 Jun 7, 2011
42nd World Series of Poker 2011
WSOP No Limit Hold'em 6 Handed
169th $2,954 Jun 6, 2011
PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) Season 8/EPT Season 7/NAPT Season 2 / LAPT / Season 4
PCA Fiple Draw - A-5, 2-7, Badugi, Baduci, Badacey
1st $11,790 Jan 11, 2011
41st World Series of Poker 2010
Event #48 - WSOP Mixed Event
18th $7,585 Jun 26, 2010
41st World Series of Poker 2010
Event #37 - WSOP H.O.R.S.E
2nd $203,802 Jun 19, 2010
ATLARGE
No Limit Hold'em
12th $167 Mar 13, 2010
DeepStack Extravaganza - PokerStars NAPT Event Season 1
Spotlight No Limit Hold'em Championship NAPT Event
81st $10,446 Feb 20, 2010
40th World Series of Poker 2009
Event #56 - WSOP No Limit Hold'em Six Handed
42nd $17,272 Jun 30, 2009
40th World Series of Poker 2009
Event #26 - WSOP Limit Hold'em
35th $4,871 Jun 12, 2009
40th World Series of Poker 2009
Event #9 - WSOP No Limit Hold'em Six Handed
70th $4,062 Jun 3, 2009
39th World Series of Poker 2008
Event #40 - WSOP Limit Deuce to Seven Lowball Draw
24th $5,474 Jun 22, 2008
39th World Series of Poker 2008
Event #31 - WSOP No Limit Hold'em Six Handed
19th $15,594 Jun 16, 2008
APPT Macau/Season 1
No Limit Hold'em
39th $3,238 Nov 22, 2007
38th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #53 - WSOP Shootout - Limit Hold'em
32nd $6,634 Jul 3, 2007
38th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #42 - WSOP Omaha Hi/Lo
28th $5,345 Jun 25, 2007
38th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #21 - WSOP Shootout - No Limit Hold'em
75th $6,757 Jun 12, 2007
38th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #14 - WSOP 7 Card Stud
36th $3,612 Jun 8, 2007
37th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #43 - WSOP No Limit Hold'em
7th $22,932 Aug 7, 2006
37th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #21 - WSOP No Limit Hold'em Short Handed
1st $442,511 Jul 13, 2006
37th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #16 - WSOP Pot Limit Omaha
19th $12,295 Jul 9, 2006
37th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #7 - WSOP Limit Hold'em
1st $343,618 Jul 2, 2006
37th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #5 - WSOP Short Handed
64th $4,738 Jun 30, 2006
37th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #2 - WSOP No Limit Hold'em
61st $7,578 Jun 27, 2006
ATLARGE 2006
7 Card Stud
2nd $1,225 Mar 5, 2006
ATLARGE 2006
Pot Limit H.O.E
4th $600 Mar 3, 2006
FARGO
9th $81 Oct 2, 2005
36th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #21 - WSOP Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
35th $3,305 Jun 21, 2005
36th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #11 - WSOP Pot Limit Hold'em
25th $4,970 Jun 12, 2005
ATLARGE 2004
Event #3 - Limit 7 Card Stud
8th $109 Mar 7, 2004
ATLARGE 2003
Limit H.O.E
7th $129 Mar 21, 2003
WPT Sunday Qualifier
No Limit Hold'em
3rd $1,300 Sep 15, 2002
San Francisco Open
Event #5 - Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
8th $920 Jul 3, 2002
San Francisco Open
Event #2 - No Limit Hold'em
7th $1,750 Jun 30, 2002
The Golden Gate Classic
Limit Hold'em
6th $1,425 Jan 31, 2002
The Golden Gate Classic
Limit Hold'em
1st $19,320 Jan 26, 2002
$225,000 Gold Rush
Shootout - No Limit Hold'em
13th $220 Nov 9, 2001
Thunder by the Bay
Limit 7 Card Stud
8th $800 Oct 14, 2001
Golden Gate Classic
Event #2 - Limit 7 Card Stud
3rd $2,250 Jan 28, 2001
Winter Pot of Gold Tournament
Event #19 - No Limit Hold'em
7th $1,214 Dec 10, 2000
Lucky Chance's Gold Rush Tournament
No Limit Hold'em
11th $2,000 Nov 12, 2000
The 4th Annual Thunder by the Bay
Limit Hold'em
1st $10,320 Oct 21, 2000
The 4th Annual Thunder by the Bay
Limit 7 Card Stud
2nd $5,000 Oct 15, 2000
The 4th Annual Thunder by the Bay
Satellite - No Limit Hold'em
2nd $5,000 Oct 14, 2000
Pot of Gold Tournament
Event #6 - No Limit Hold'em
1st $10,600 Sep 9, 2000
Legends of Poker
Event #18 - No Limit Hold'em
1st $41,600 Aug 19, 2000
San Francisco Open
Limit Hold'em
4th $1,555 Jul 3, 2000
Battle of the Bay $125,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
Shootout - Limit Hold'em
10th $1,000 Jun 23, 2000
31st Annual World Series of Poker
Event #15 - WSOP Limit Ace to Five Draw
11th $2,855 May 7, 2000
Wild Wild West Tournament
Limit 7 Card Stud
1st $7,760 Apr 15, 2000



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Bill Chen



Born in 1970 in Williamsburg, Virginia, William Chen was raised to value research and analysis, as his education later proved. He attended Washington University in St. Louis to obtain a degree in physics, mathematics, and computer science, and he followed it up with a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1991. Chen spent years working in the quantitative analysis field and in the software design business before shifting his concentration to poker. In the 1990’s, he began developing the Chen Formula, which ranked Texas hold’em starting hands through numerical value. He then took his analysis of poker to many new levels and co-authored “The Mathematics of Poker” with Jerrod Ankenman. The book about quantitative techniques of poker and game theory has been hailed as one of the most complicated but groundbreaking works in the history of the game. By translating his analysis into tournament play, Chen has accomplished many goals in the world of poker, with his first tournament cash coming in 1999 and first WSOP cash in 2000. Going into 2010, accumulated 18 major tournament cashes, but the two most prominent came in 2006 when he won a WSOP bracelet in $3,000 limit hold’em and another in $2,500 short-stacked no-limit hold’em. To date, he shows more than $1 million in live tournament winnings but plays a great deal online as well as a “Friend of PokerStars.”






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