A Poker Life: Amir Lehavot
by Julio Rodriguez | Published: Dec 11, 2013
At 38, Amir Lehavot was the oldest player seated at the 2013 World Series of Poker main event final table, but that doesn’t mean he was the most experienced. In fact, the Israel-born poker pro, who now lives in Weston, Florida, has only been playing poker for the past seven years. So how does a relative newcomer to the game ascend to poker’s biggest stage? After a decade working in Silicon Valley as an electrical engineer, Lehavot made the switch to online poker and subsequently, live tournament poker. In his brief poker career, he has already earned more than $6 million in combined live and online winnings. This is his story. A Move To The States Lehavot was the oldest of three children, growing up near Tel Aviv, Israel. His mother was a chemist and his father worked in the Israeli military. When his father turned 40, he had finished ...
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