Craig Marquis - Professional Poker Player Profile

Craig Marquis - 2008 WSOP Main Event Player

Craig Marquis - Poker PlayerCraig Marquis, known as “craigmarc” is only 23 years old, is a professional poker player, still goes to college, wears Oakley sunglasses, and has only been playing poker for about two years.  But the truth of the matter he is one of the final nine players heading for the World Series of Poker’s Main Event in November.  Marquis is entering the Main Event with 10,000,000 chips, 8th out of the 9, and he was the one who knocked out poker pro Dean Hamrick with a pair of pocket Queens.

Craig Marquis Bio

Marquis primarily plays online poker, preferring the fast pace that allows him to play on eight tables at one time (Multi-Tabling).  He claims that live poker is too slow, making it easy for him to lose focus.  One would have thought that he would have entered an online satellite tournament to earn his seat at the WSOP, but instead he bought directly into the $10,000 Texas Hold’Em Poker tournament.  He quit his job selling cell phones after learning how to play poker, determined to go professional.  He used his cash winnings to pay his bills and support himself while entering mid to high level staked cash games online.

Craig Marquis describes himself as a “simple guy with pretty eclectic tastes”.  When he plays live poker his signature Oakley sunglasses are firmly on his face to hide his eyes from competitors.  During fifteen hour poker sessions, it’s not unusual to see a cup of coffee at his side every two hours.  His style of play is very focused and he takes his time when the cards cause a situation that requires deep concentration.

Craig Marquis Poker Tournament History

Thus far, Marquis has won in live winnings $35,759.  He placed 34th in event 13 of the WSOP Pot Limit Texas Hold’Em World Championship June 8, 2007 earning $14,030, 30th during event 52 of the WSOP No Limit Texas Hold’Em tournament July 2, 2007 with $16,133 in earnings and 18 in the WSOP Shootout – No Limit Texas Hold’Em event June 9, 2008 with $5,596 in earnings.

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