Seven WSOP Cashes (in limited play)Three WSOP Final Tables in 2004Was on four different networks in the same day at four different final tablesThree WPT Final Tables One WPT Win at the Bellagio Five Diamond Classic in 200315th on WPT All-Time Money List47th on All-Time Money ListTotal Tournament Earnings: $2,225,860Cash Game Accomplishments:
Doesn't spend much time in the cash games but when he does he is usually one of the best players at the table whether his peers think so or not. He doesn't play cash games for the money, which can often lead to having too much fun at the tables which could be costly. Paul is very dangerous if he wants to be, while much less threatening if he isn't taking the game seriously.Best Game:
No Limit Hold'em. I could be wrong here but I think it's very close between pot and no limit hold'em. I chose no limit hold'em because Paul is very active before the flop and the antes in no limit definitely help him.Worst Game:
I really don't know, so many to choose from! Just kidding really, but I haven't played enough with Paul to have an educated opinion, so I'll just go with Razz! Strengths:
At heart Paul is a "math guy" but his application of his knowledge is excellent. He has a great understanding of the game and his fundamentals are close to flawless.Weaknesses:
Predictability. Paul's greatest strength could also be deemed his biggest weakness in a sense. His approach often lends itself to patterns that are exploitable by some of the other top players in the game.Cash Games: 5Tournaments: 7.5Emotional Stability: 7.5 Heart: 7 Short Handed: 6.5 Ring Game: 8.5 No Limit Hold'em: 7.5Other Notes:
Paul is one of the most underrated player in the game today. It would be difficult to come up with 12 to 15 names that have had more success in tournament poker than Paul despite the fact that he plays a limited schedule. Times have changed for Paul as he recently was married, and followed that up with his first child. As a father to a newborn, that has limited the amount of time Paul can spend at the tables. His priorities appear to be in order.Paul is also one of the most outspoken players on the tour with high moral values. If he doesn't like something that is going on in the poker world he'll say so and then back it up with his feet. Paul could be instrumental in poker's growth with his combination of business savvy, poker skills, and outspoken nature.