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About Ben Heath
|Current Residence||London, United Kingdom|
|Born||April 21, 1992|
|Birth Place||Brighton, United Kingdom|
Ben Heath Trivia
- Online Nickname ‘1Don’tStop1’ on PokerStars.
- Playing the highest games, but had almost left the game in 2018.
- Number 3 of the all-time money list of United Kingdom, behind Steven Chidwick and Sam Trickett.
- Best buddies with ‘retired’ poker-player Charlie Carrel.
|Against Strong Players||8|
|Against Weak Players||9|
Ben Heath is currently one of world’s most promising youngsters within the poker scene. With Charly Carrel as his mentor, he made his way up and eventually became a solid regular in the high roller poker scene, with already several big results on his palmaris. Let us dive deeper in his personal life and earlier career moments which made Ben Heath as he is now.
A True Math Wizard
Ben Heath can be called a true math wizard. He earned a first-class honors degree in math’s at Warwick University. During his time at the university, it was the first time he would get a taste of professional poker. Casual home games with friends were the first steps for him into the poker world, and soon after he decided to give it a go at the virtual tables. It is known that his parents were very supportive at this time, as they would let their son follow his passion, but were also convinced of him mastering the quest.
Ben eventually left college, and kept his degree as a backup career option, and began living and breathing poker every day of the week, non-stop. Being a shy youngster, not liking to be in the spotlights at all, got in touch with some very good friends in poker, one of them was Charlie Carrel. Throughout the beginning of his poker journey, he was struggling as he intended to do everything by himself, but when Charlie became friends with Ben, he started mentoring him for a while to improve his game on and off the tables. At the age of 21 years-old, Ben started to play live tournaments as well, this happened back in 2013 where you can also see his first live cashes popping up. A 6th place in a £14 NLHE event, good for a cash of £40. It would be in great contrast with his future cashes.
It All Started at the Online Felts
The poker career of Ben Heath started off, as for many other high roller tournament players, at the online poker felts. In the live scene, after a couple minor cashes in his first years, it really kicked off during the EPT Malta, where he managed to ship a €1,100 side-event for €58,093. Ben showed the poker scene that there was a new boy in town, who was determined to show his skills to the whole world. Roughly two months later, he not just cashed in the EPT Main Event of Monte Carlo, but also played the super high roller with a buy-in of €25,500, and eventually min-cashing the event for €51,600. Ben Heath did not cash in big amounts over the next few years, but he succeeded in cashing in almost every event he played.
During the PCA of 2016 and 2017, he managed to be on the final tables again, finished 8th in the 25K highroller for $140K in 2016, and winning the 15K event one year later for the same amount. Some notable scores were made as well during the WPT Devilfish Cup in Nottingham, and in maybe his favorite destination Malta another win for $50K (excl. bounties) in a $10K turbo-bounty event during the EPT.
From Zero to Hero
The following year Ben has had a dramatic streak and was even considering of saying farewell to poker. He got himself broke and being mentally drained, his poker mates kept his thoughts in the positive direction. Soon later, it all had turned around and Ben went literally from zero to hero.
2019 became by far the best year for the ‘’Wizzard of Brighton’’, as he would be taking home a bracelet and the first price of $1,4 Million, during the $50,000 WSOP High-Roller in Las Vegas. Ben Heath is from nature as very shy person and never liked to be in the spotlights, but now he had put himself in a position that he could not escape the attention any longer. Ben Heath showed once more to the world that he is not messing around with following his dream. Becoming one of world’s best poker players and continue to make a living out of poker by playing the biggest events.
With his mentor/best friend Charlie Carrel having a sabbatical from poker, Ben Heath keeps on crushing every tournament he is attending to. As we from PokerListings expected back in 2017 that Ben Heath was a name to stay, and to become a top-10 player of the world. He is not there yet completely, but he surely will as he keeps improving his skills every day and is making one of the other cash in high-roller events. We are going to see a lot more of this young gun of the United Kingdom from now onwards, already good for several huge cashes in 2022.
|Date||Tournament Name||Buy-In||Cash Prize|
|Mar/15||EPT Malta side-event||€ 1,100||$ 63,544|
|Jan/16||PCA Bahamas High Roller||$ 25,500||$ 140,940|
|Oct/16||EPT Malta side-event||€ 10,200||$ 49,589|
|Oct/16||WPT Nottingham Devilfish Cup||£ 5,000||$ 127,947|
|Jan/17||PCA Bahamas side-event||$ 15,300||$ 141,440|
|Jan/17||Aussie Millions Main Event||$ 10,600||$ 755,229|
|Mar/17||Wynn Spring Classics Championship Las Vegas||$ 1,600||$ 145,499|
|Dec/17||Pokerstars Championship Prague||€ 10,300||$ 230,844|
|Apr/19||EPT Monte Carlo High-Roller||€ 50,000||$ 333,013|
|May/19||PartyPoker MILLION$ Kahnawake||$ 10,300||$ 149,065|
|May/19||WSOP #5 High-Roller Las Vegas||$ 50,000||$ 1.484,085|
|Aug/19||Triton #5 High-Roller Series London||£ 100,000||$ 1.642,935|
|Aug/19||Triton PartyPoker Super High-Roller Rozvadov||€ 100,000||$ 509,866|
|Dec/19||EPT #8 High-Roller Prague||$ 25,000||$ 189,681|
|Jan/20||PartyPoker MILLION$ Nottingham||£ 25,500||$ 150,000|
|Mar/20||PartyPoker MILLION$ Sochi||$ 250,000||$ 1.000,000|
|May/20||Poker Masters Online||$ 10,300||$ 148,200|
|Nov/21||WSOP #82 Super High-Roller Las Vegas||$ 250,000||$ 2.018,148|
|Apr/22||Triton Poker Cyprus||$ 50,000||$ 467,500|
|May/22||WSOP #42 Super High-Roller Las Vegas||$ 100,000||$ 805,024|
|Aug/22||EPT #27 Super High-Roller Barcelona||€ 100,000||$ 721,109|
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