Allen Cunningham Bio

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Career Winnings: $8,964,544
2007 Winnings: $537,547
Bluff/ESPN Ranking: 52nd
Cardplayer Ranking: 88th

Allen Cunningham is one of the best young players in poker. He was born on March 28, 1977 and bears the interesting nickname of “Clever Piggy.” Allen has had his peers name him “The best all-around player under 35.” He has definitely proven he deserves the honor. Allen has five World Series of Poker bracelets and won the ESPN/Toyota Player of the Year Award in 2005. He is both feared and respected at the table. One funny moment came during the 2006 WSOP Main Event when ESPN commentator Norman Chad was critiquing some amateur play and said, ““What are they thinking of? This is Allen Cunningham!”

Allen Cunningham has enjoyed 2007, winning his fifth WSOP bracelet at the $5000 Pot Limit Holdem Event and cashing several more times.

Allen Cunningham was a student at UCLA when he first started playing poker in the nearby Indian casinos. Thanks to his success, Allen dropped out of college to play poker full-time. In 1999, Allen was voted “Best All-Around Player” at the Bicycle Casino’s Legends of Poker when he made it to five final tables that included first place finishes.

Allen Cunningham won his first World Series of Poker bracelet in 2001 when he won the $5000 Seven Card Stud event. Allen won his second bracelet the following year in the $5000 Deuce to Seven No Limit event. In 2005 Allen was the victor in the $1500 No Limit Holdem event for his third bracelet, and his fourth bracelet came in 2006 at the $1000 No Limit Holdem event.

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