One of Hungary’s biggest poker talents, Richard Toth studied Political Science at university. From there he started work at an IT company, but after a break-out year in 2006 when he cashed big both online and live, he turned poker pro. Besides his career as a player, Richard also writes strategy articles and commentates on poker TV, proving he has expert knowledge of the game that provides his living.
His first live tournament win came in 2006 when he won the European Poker Masters for $128,732, and he followed that up only months later with a final table appearance at EPT Copenhagen, finishing 3rd for £232,308. Next up he won a Pot Limit Omaha event at the Austrian Classics, before finishing 360th in the biggest poker tournament in the world, the WSOP* Main Event. Richard is regular at the World Series in Las Vegas, with numerous cashes since his debut appearance in 2006. He’s also won a WPT event in Bratislava, good for $212,397, and went deep at the 2010 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event, finishing in 14th spot for a cash of $115,000. So far in his career he has made good money at events at home and abroad, and a high profile tournament win is firmly in his sights.
When he’s not travelling the world playing poker, Richard likes to keep active and takes part in lots of sports, including basketball and swimming as well as orienteering and climbing. All that competitive activity keeps him in top shape and also means he brings determination and intensity to the poker table. He says the money is not his prime motivation for playing poker - it’s all about achieving goals and earning the respect of your peers. And with results like his, that focus is paying off big time. He’s a member of Team PokerStars Pro and plays with the User ID ‘Richard Toth’
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