- Over $1.6 million in Career Tournament Earnings
- 1 WSOP Bracelet
Praz Bansi plays online at Full Tilt Poker.
One of England’s best up-and-coming poker pros, Praz Bansi, went from novice to WSOP bracelet winner in just 18 months. He has over $1.6 million in career tournament earnings and has multiple tournament successes under his belt.
Born and raised in London, Praz discovered poker in 2005, when he watched a friend win $50K in one night. He was immediately hooked even though he didn’t know how to play. While working as a recruitment consultant, Praz learned how to play No-Limit Hold ‘em and worked his way up the levels, building his bankroll until he decided to play poker full time.
In 2006, Praz became the 11th British player to win a coveted WSOP bracelet after taking down the $1K No-Limit Hold 'em event for more than $230K. In 2007, he won the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour £1K GPT Leg 1 No-Limit Hold 'em tournament, taking home over $145K in prize money. He enjoyed another notable win later that year, finishing 1st in the £1K No-Limit Hold 'em Main Event at the Poker Festival in Birmingham, for almost $64K.
Praz had an impressive 2009, final-tabling six major poker tournaments. His string of successes included a 1st place finish in the $5K No-Limit Hold 'em event at the Five Star World Poker Classic, where he won over $133K. He cashed in the $1.5K No-Limit Hold 'em 6-Handed event at the WSOP. Praz then topped the year with a 3rd place finish at the WSOP Europe £10K No-Limit Hold 'em Main Event for a payday of almost $595K.
When he’s not at the felt, Praz enjoys socializing with friends. He is also a sports fanatic and loves watching soccer games or working out at the gym. He also enjoys travelling the world, both for adventure and for poker.
Look for Praz playing online at Full Tilt Poker.