• Over $4.1 Million in Career Tournament Earnings
  • Two Major Tournament Victories in 2005
  • Finished second in the WSOP $50K HORSE Tournament and in the $10K Pot-Limit Hold ‘em Tournament
  • Former member of the MIT Blackjack team

Andy “The Rock” Bloch plays online exclusively at Full Tilt Poker.

In 10 years, Andy “The Rock” Bloch has banked more than $4.1 million in career tournament earnings. He reached nine World Series of Poker (WSOP) final tables. He is also the author of “The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Poker Tells”.

Andy Bloch

Andy graduated with two Electrical Engineering Degrees from MIT. During his university years, he played with the MIT Blackjack Team, making over $100K per session. He used the funds to finance a Harvard law degree. He began playing poker in 1992 at Foxwoods Casino.

In 1997, he was the first to volunteer for a low-tech hole-card cam trial at the WSOP, which was covered by CardPlayer Magazine. Before the year was over, he was winning many low buy-in tournaments. After graduating from Harvard in 1999, Andy decided to play poker full time.

Andy Bloch

At the 2001 WSOP, Andy made the final table in both the $1.5K Razz and the $2.5K Seven-Card Stud tournaments. In 2002, he banked over $42K for taking down the $2K Seven-Card Stud tournament at Foxwoods Casino.  He then placed 3rd in two WPT tournaments. He earned over $100K in the $10K No-Limit Hold 'em Main Event and he banked more than $125K for the $10K No-Limit Hold 'em Championship in Los Angeles.

In 2005, Andy won the 2005 WSOP-C $1K Limit Hold 'em tournament at the Rio in Las Vegas for $25K. He then took down the Ultimate Poker Challenge $10K Final Event for a $167K payday. In 2006, he cashed five times at the 2006 WSOP alone. Most notably, he placed 2nd in the WSOP $50K HORSE event, winning more than $1 million. Later that year he banked an additional $500K for winning the Pro-Am Equalizer Final in Las Vegas.

Andy’s run continued at the 2007 WSOP. He finished in 7th place in the $1K Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball event and 11th place in the 10K World Championship Pot-Limit Omaha tournament, banking over $50K in total.  He reached the final table of the $5K Pot-Limit Omaha tournament at the WSOPE, finishing in 8th for almost $45K. In 2008, Andy placed 2nd in the $10K World Championship Pot-Limit Hold ‘em tournament, pocketing $448K. He started 2009 by wining Week 3 of the “Poker After Dark” televised tournament.

When he’s not at the felt, Andy runs the (Unofficial) World Poker Tour & World Series of Poker Fan Site. Andy Bloch is also a strong believer in charity work, and all his proceeds from playing online at Full Tilt Poker are donated to good causes.

Look out for Andy playing online at Full Tilt Poker.



Andy Bloch

Full Tilt Poker Facts About Andy Bloch

  • Former member of M.I.T. Blackjack Club
  • Rock, Paper, Scissors champion

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