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About Mel Judah

I'm an Australian professional poker player based in London, some call me 'The Silver Fox'. I first learned how to play poker by watching my father play 5-card draw back in 1961. Before I became a professional poker player, I worked as a senior stylist at Vidal Sassoon.

I have had several noticeable finishes in the World Series of Poker and the World Poker Tour. I have won two World Series bracelets, one in 1989 and the other in 1997 for the $1,500 and $5,000 Seven Card Stud events. I claimed the 2003 Legends of Poker title on the World Poker Tour, winning $579,375.

I was also at the final table of the 1997 World Series of Poker main event where I eventually finished in third place. That tournament was won by my good friend at the time Stu Ungar. I qualified for the final table of the 2006 Poker Million, finishing in fourth place. In January 2009, I won the $1,100 Omaha Hi-Lo tournament at the Aussie Millions in Melbourne Australia.

In recollection of the respect I generated within the game, I was asked to direct the new European Poker Masters tour in September 2006, Europe's first ever independent poker tour that was produced by the team behind The Poker Channel.

As of 2009, my total live tournament winnings exceed $3,100,000. My 36 cashes at the WSOP account for $1,299,630 of those winnings.

Notable Results

  • Winner, World Series of Poker $1,500 Seven-Card Stud, 1989
  • Winner, Diamond Jim Brady Classic $1,000 Limit Hold'em, 1990
  • Second place, WSOP $1,500 Limit Hold'em, 1990
  • Winner, Diamond Jim Brady Classic $1,500 Limit Hold'em, 1991
  • Second place, WSOP $1,500 Omaha High-Low, 1991
  • Third place, WSOP Championship Event, 1997
  • Winner, WSOP $5,000 Seven-Card Stud, 1997
  • Third place, WSOP $5,000 Seven-Card Stud High-Low, 2000
  • Winner, WPT Legends of Poker No-Limit Hold'em Main Event, 2003
  • Second place, WSOP $5,000 Seven-Card Stud, 2003
  • Winner, Crown Australasian $2,000 limit Omaha High-Low, 2003
  • Winner, L.A. Poker Classic $1,000 Stud/Omaha Hi/Lo, 2004
  • Winner, Mirage Poker Showdown $3,000 Pot-limit Omaha, 2005
  • Winner, United Kingdom Open £1,250 No-Limit Hold'em, 2007