Hometown: Las Vegas
Country of Origin: United States
Andy Bloch, former member of the infamous MIT blackjack team, was born on June 1, 1969. He began playing poker seriously in 1992. In 1997, he skipped his last week of law classes in order to play in the World Series of Poker main event. That same year, he passed his bar exam.
He has two electrical engineering degrees from MIT and a JD from Harvard Law School.
Bloch has had some major tournament success, with more than $4 million in tournament winnings. He has made multiple final tables at the WSOP and two in the World Poker Tour. In 2006, he finished second to Chip Reese in the WSOP $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. event. Then in 2008, Bloch again finished runner-up, this time to Chris Ferguson at the NBC National Heads Up Poker Championship. Amazingly, later that year he took another second place in event No. 1 of the WSOP.
Bloch is a member of Team Full Tilt.