Eli Elezra – Achievements in Poker
Eli Elezra was born on the 24th of November, 1960 in Jerusalem (Israel). Currently she lives in the United States. Despite the sportsman’s claims that the play is first of all a passion for him, the results bespeak quite the opposite – he is a real professional.
While in the Israeli army service in 1982, Eli was wounded in the leg and was taken to the military hospital. There, while rehabilitation, he got addicted to poker, which later became a favorite pastime of the gifted Elezra.
After military career endings and several moves, Eli Elezra settles in Las Vegas, where he begins to improve his skills. Preferring cash games with high limits, Elezra becomes the owner of the WSOP bracelet, still continuing to position poker as a hobby. Elezra, being talented entrepreneur, was a gifted card player as well. His poker career developed so rapidly that within two years he was able to play at the tables with the highest limits.
Eli’s career shaped very well: being 12 times in prizes at the SWOP, 5 times he reached up finishing table. For the first time Eli was at the WSOP in 1999, and in 2007 he was already the owner of his own first bracelet and $ 19K due to the victory over 236 opponents, and thus he became the best in the «$ 3K Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better» tournament. Before the tournament Elezra made a 10:1 bet with B. Greenstein, staking $ 25 000 on his victory. He won, having received $ 250 000 more.
Eli Elezra is a holder of many titles:
- WPT in 2004, won at the $ 10K No-Limit Holdem with buy in of $ 10 000; his gain was $ 1 000 000;
- 2 and 3 seasons of «Poker Superstars Invitational Tournament»;
- «High Stakes Poker» in 2006 in prizes with $ 50 000 gain;
- participation in several episodes of the show «Poker after Dark» in 2009.
Eli Elezra, who achieved great success in poker, prefers not to identify himself with the concept of “expert”. He is an exemplary family man and father of five children. First of all, Eli is a talented entrepreneur who, besides playing poker, could earn millions of dollars. He is the owner of one of the most popular Las Vegas nightclub. And only upon that Eli is a player. HORSE and Seven Card Stud Hi-Low are the basic preferences of Mr. Elezra. As for online play, Eli prefers FuLL Tilt Poker.
Eli Elezra is worth being called first-class specialist, although he prefers the title of father and husband.