Pediatrician and Triple World Series of Poker Bracelet Winner Max Stern


If you know who Max Stern is, so you know how love to poker looks like. He is extremely devoted player, who even taught his own wife to play poker. And later she won a WSOP bracelet. Isn't it impressive?

Before starting his poker career, Max was a pediatrician, which had nothing to do with the gambling activities. Stern commenced his international poker career in 1985, when he took part in the World Series of Poker tournament.

Going WSOP

In four years he finished sixth in the Limit Razz of 20th Annual World Series of Poker. He kept playing and finishing in the money before he won his first bracelet in 1995. It happened at Limit Omaha Hi/Lo during the 26th Annual World Series of Poker. His winning for that event was over $140,000.

Then his poker career blasted when in 1997 Max won Limit Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo in the 28th Annual World Series of Poker. That tournament ended for him with landing in his pocket of extra $354,000.

Maria, his wife, became a good student of her own husband and in 1997 she brought home a WSOP bracelet from $1500 Seven Card Stud event. Later during the 29th Annual World Series of Poker in 1998 Max won the title of the runners-up in Limit Seven Card Stud and got over $75,000.

He proceeded playing and in 2001 he landed on the 3rd place at the Jack Binion World Poker Open in Limit Seven Card Stud. The same year took the same place at the Four Queens Poker Classic Tournament in Limit Omaha Hi/Lo.

Life beside Poker

Max Stern decided not to limit with the game of poker, he decided to start writing about it. And in 1998 he published Championship Stud in co-authorship with the professional poker players Linda Johnson and Tom McEvoy. It is supposed to be one of the best guides in the poker world, specialized in all three variation of Seven-Card Stud.

His philosophy says, "In order to survive, you must be willing to die."

26th Annual World Series of Poker (Limit Omaha Hi/Lo)$140,0001995
28th Annual World Series of Poker (Limit 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo)$117,0001997
28th Annual World Series of Poker$237,6151997

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