Who is Dennis Phillips?
Extremely popular among experienced and new poker players alike, Dennis Phillip's love and loyalty to his hometown of St. Louis is quite legendary.
He has openly rejected online poker room offers, which required him to wear their logos and hats so that he could continue wearing St. Louis Broadway Truck Center shirts and St. Louis Cardinals hats.
Since he is a die-hard fan of St. Louis Cardinals, his favorite hometown baseball team, he once turned down Full Tilt Poker's offer so that he could wear the St. Louis Cathedral hat.
Nowadays Dennis Phillips is a pokerstars sponsored pro, as he finally made up his mind for a top online poker room.
Phillips, an account manager at Broadway Trucks, a St. Louis-based trucking company, began playing poker as a hobby only 5 years ago.
Although he began playing for amusement only, his record of tournament wins is quite impressive. He won an entry to the WSOP Main Event of 2008 by participating in a satellite tournament organized in the local Harrah's casino, the Harrah's St. Louis.
He surprised and delighted the poker world when he made it to the finals and finished 3rd, netting a total of $4,517,773. In fact, his WSOP 2008 win made him immensely famous all over the poker gaming world.
Phillips also participated in the 2009 World Series of Poker, finished 45th and won $178,857. In 2010, Phillips finished third in the Las Vegas NBC National Heads Up Championship and won $125,000. By 2011, he has winnings over $5,050,000 in live poker tournaments. During the WSOP Circuit 2007, he finished 9th and 7th in two No Limit Hold'em events, winning $2,386 and $2,192, respectively.
In 2010, Phillips finished 88th at the North American Poker Tour (NAPT) and won a prize of $8,500. In March, he had finished 3th in the NBC National Heads Up Championship and won $125,000.
Currently, Dennis Phillips participates in poker tournaments and attends public relations meetings in Monaco, England, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Atlantic City and Los Angeles.
Phillips was recently awarded the gift of a Reactor Watch from its owner Jimmy Olmes in recognition of his achievements of 2009, which includes raising money for various charities.
Poker fans of Denis Phillips can listen to Phillip's radio show titled "Final Table" along with his co-hosts Joe "The Poker Coach" McGowan and Paul Harris on Tuesdays from 2 to 3 p.m. on KFNS St. Louis. The radio show is broadcast from the local Harrah's casino, the Harrah's St. Louis.
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