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Poker Pro "Yukon" Brad Booth Reported Missing

Booth Was Last Seen Nearly A Month Ago In Reno, Told Roommate He Was Going Camping


High-stakes poker pro “Yukon” Brad Booth has been missing for nearly a month, according to a missing persons report.

Booth was last seen on July 13 in Reno, leaving the Grand Sierra Resort in a silver 2002 Toyota Tacoma with Nevada license plates. The report states he told his roommate that he was going camping, but Booth’s roommate said that Booth only took enough supplies to last him a couple days.

Poker personality and fellow Canadian Adam Schwartz first alerted the poker community to the report in a tweet. A couple days later, Canadian poker player April Facey began tweeting a picture of Booth in the missing truck. According to the tweet, Facey obtained the photo from Booth’s sister and that the truck has not been found either.

If anyone has information regarding Booth’s whereabouts, the tweet asks to contact detective Tazy Ciofalo at the Reno Police Department. Ciofalo can be reached at (775)-321-8372.

Booth, 43, has been a fixture in the poker world for more than a decade. The Canadian pro has more than $793,000 in career tournament earnings but is renowned for his high-stakes cash game exploits. His biggest tournament score came from a third-place finish in the 2006 World Poker Tour Mandalay Bay Poker Championship for $319,180.

During the peak of the poker boom in the mid-2000’s, Booth was considered one of the best deep-stacked high-stakes cash game players on the planet. In an interview from 2014 with a now-defunct poker media outlet, Booth said that he lived at the Bellagio for 18 months and was playing $200-$400 no-limit hold’em every day.

Booth might be most well-known for making one of the most famous bluffs in poker history when he bluffed Phil Ivey in the third season of “High Stakes Poker.”

Booth, who bought into the game for $1 million, three-bet David Williams’ open with 4Spade Suit2Spade Suit, and called a four-bet to $14,000 from Phil Ivey. Booth flopped a gutshot straight draw and moved all in for effectively $300,000 over the top of Ivey’s $23,000 continuation bet. Ivey eventually folded pocket kings.



over 2 years ago

Troubled guy and unfortunately this probably will have tragic ending. I just read an article on Cardplayer from 2011 where he mentioned there were days he was at end of his rope but not suicidal. Hopefully, he somehow resurfaces safe and sound but based on everything I know of him it's not looking good.