Name: Steve Paul-Ambrose
PokerStars Id: Stevejpa
Birth Date: 1983
Birth Place: Canada
Current Residence: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Total WSOP Bracelets: 0
Total WPT Wins: 1
Best Game: Texas Hold’em
First Big Win: January 2006 WPT $7,800 Main Event No Limit Hold’em for $1,486,600
First WSOP Bracelet: 0
Biggest WSOP Cash: June 2007 WSOP $5,000 World Championship Mixed Hold’em for $146,259
Biggest Cash: January 2006 WPT $7,800 Main Event No Limit Hold’em for $1,486,600
All time money list: 213th
Hobbies: golf, reading, cooking, spending time with finace
Steve Paul-Ambrose did not think much of the game of poker until he was in college. Steve had grown up hearing his brother and uncle talk endlessly about the game but he never really tried the game himself. That is until the day Steve and roommate saw Chris Moneymaker win the World Series of Poker Main Event in 2003.
This sparked Steve to pick up a deck of cards and learn the game. After practicing for some time Steve began to play on the PokerStars website and spent years learning the skills it takes to play the game.
By 2005 Steve had a nice bank roll and he had won a seat to the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in the Bahamas. It was this competition that would start Steve’s professional poker career. Steve beat the field to claim the $1,388,600 first place prize and from then on it was cash out after cash out.
Steve reached the final table at the 2007 WSOP $5,000 Mixed hold’em event and took the 4th place prize of $146,259. He also finished in 3rd that same year at the $5,000 Hold’em event held at the Bellagio Cup III for $97,460.
During this same time Steve graduated from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada with a degree in Business and Science. He was also signed to join Team PokerStars and can be found playing on the poker room on a regular basis, both in cash-games and PokerStars tournaments.
In just a few short years Steve has managed to win over $1.8 million in live tournament winnings and become a poker professional player. He has shown that he has the sustaining power to be a major threat in poker competitions.