Vince Burgio Top Poker Player

The name Vince Burgio should be very familiar to you if you are a fan of poker. He has been part of the poker scene for over 25 years and has watched how the online poker industry has changed over the years. Vince, a poker player himself, has won numerous tournaments and events over the years and is also the proud owner of a World Series of Poker bracelet from the 1994 $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo event. He has also published two books during his career. One of these is his autobiography titled: Pizza, Pasta and Poker.

Vince Burgio has earned over $2.1 million in live career earnings. His largest live cash win was $168,000 when he came in 4th place in the 1994 World Series of Poker main event. It was during this tournament that he beat his opponents Howard Lederer, Jay Heimowitz, and John Cernuto. He has been taking part in and winning poker tournaments since 1989.

Vince Burgio - The Early Years

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Vincent Burgio is a well-known professional poker player who now resides in West Hills, California. He graduated from the University of Missouri and in 1976 moved to California to launch his own construction business. It wasn't until 1987 that he began playing in poker tournaments.

Poker Player Tournaments

In 1992 Vince Burgio won the title of Best All Round Player at the Four Queens Poker classic.

He won a bracelet at the WSOP in 1994 in the Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo event and he also made the final table of the $10,000 no limit hold'em main event the same year allowing him to finish in 4th place overall. He has also made one World Poker Tour final table, finishing 5th in the first season Gold Rush event that was won by Paul Darden. He has also won and participated in numerous events of the Ultimate Poker Challenge.

WSOP and Total Poker Winnings

Vince Burgio's total winnings to date is $2,125,812. This is broken down into:

  • Total Cashes: 272
  • World Series of Poker: Winnings - $583,226, Cashes 31, Bracelets 1, and final tables 7
  • World Poker tour: Winnings - $26,000, Cashes 1, Championships 0, and final tables 1

Vince Burgio Today

Today Burgio writes a regular article for CardPlayer Magazine and this is what led him being known as the "Andy Rooney of Poker". He has written his own autobiography and is married with four daughters.