Roland De Wolfe Profile

Posted by Bill "zimba" Seibert at 17 May 2011 22:17
Roland De Wolfe is a successful and established English poker professional. His first major victory was at the 2004 Gutshot Poker Festival. De Wolfe won the 2005 WPT Major Grand Prix de Paris event. He finished third in the 2006 WPT $25k Championship for over $1 million. De Wolfe won the 2006 EPT Dublin event for €554,300. De Wolfe won his first WSOP bracelet in the 2009 $5k Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Low event to accompany his 15 other WSOP cashes. De Wold has total live tournament winnings that exceed $5.3 million. De Wolfe was born November 30, 1979 in North London, England and he still resides around London.

Things you might not know:
  • De Wolfe learned to play cards from family members and perfected his game with friends at school.
  • De Wolf enjoyed playing snooker and pool for money as a teen, as well as skipping school to play in poker games.
  • De Wolfe pursued journalism by taking a journalism class at Brighton. After a stint at Esquire, he began writing for Inside Edge.
  • De Wolfe was a poker writer and reporter traveling to many tournaments before making the plunge to playing tournaments himself.
  • De Wolfe was the poker editor for British gambling magazine, Inside Edge.
  • De Wolfe used to play side cash games as he traveled around to tournaments, but didn't fare well until he started focusing on tournaments.
  • De Wolfe made a final table in 2004 of a European Poker Championships in London which helped launched his pro career.
  • De Wolfe was named U.K. Player of the Year for 2006.
  • De Wolfe finished runner-up to Marty Smith at the 2007 Paddy Power Irish Open collecting $433k.
  • De Wolfe became only the second person to complete te "hat-trick" by winning a WSOP bracelet, EPT and WPT title. Gavin Griffin is the other person.
  • De Wolfe finished in second place in the 2008 edition of Late Night Poker.
  • De Wolfe has appeared in numerous televised poker shows including Party Poker's Premier League, World Open, and Nations Cup, Poker Million, UK Open, and Late Night Poker.
  • De Wolfe is a Full Tilt sponsored Red pro.
  • De Wolfe's most recent big score was a fourth in the 2010 WSOP Europe NLHE Championship for $454k.
  • De Wolfe is infamous for his lengthy massages that he purchases during tournaments, with many going as long as six hours.

Roland "The Sheep" de Wolfe is an urbane and quick witted pro who has had impressive success over the last 6-7 years. He admits to struggles with table games, sports betting, and Chinese poker that sapped his poker bankroll, but claims to be much more in control of those negative EV games. He said he has known since his childhood he was predisposed to gambling because he functioned well under pressure and did better in activity that money was riding on the outcome. Like many poker pros, De Wolfe has been prone to prop bets over the years, with one World Series bet with Peter Gold required they only eat salad for a whole month. One night, Roland went drinking and the next morning was discovered surrounded by Twix wrappers. Nowadays, De Wolfe traveling is a bit more limited as he concentrates on a good life around London playing the local cash games.

De Wolfe videos of him doing impressions of other players, a hand with Phil Hellmuth, a comical interview, and a hand with Viktor “Isildur1” Blom:
hand with viktor blom

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