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Max Steinberg

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$1,934,115 
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Biography

Max Steinberg, 27, is the only bracelet winner in the November Nine. Originally from Fairfield, Iowa, Steinberg won his gold bracelet in the 2012 WSOP Event #33 $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em for $440,238. Steinberg topped a field of 2,795 in that event including a final table lineup of Ryan Laplante (7th-$56,372), David Nicholson (6th-$75,314), Dylan Hortin (4th-$139,258) and Matt Stout (3rd-$192,813).

Steinberg, who has an identical twin brother who also plays poker, used to grind full time, and he was quite successful at it amassing $1,936,457 in live tournament earnings, including $352,916 for a runner-up finish to Pascal Lefrancois in a 2010 WSOP $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event.

Other highlights on Steinberg's poker résumé include runner-up to Josh Hale in the 2012 World Poker Tour Legends of Poker Main Event for $293,490; second to Isaac Hagerling in the 2013 WSOP Event #27: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Mixed Max for $231,501; and second to Jonathan Hilton in the 2013 Southern Comfort 100 WSOP National Championship for $219,799.

With such accomplishments it's a wonder why he would give up poker, but that's just what he did in favor of another game, daily fantasy sports (DFS), for the better part of a year. Ironically, DFS led Steinberg back to poker after he qualified for the Main Event by playing fantasy basketball on DraftKings.

Here's a look at how Steinberg navigated his way to the final table:

 Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7
End-of-Day Chips26,300232,700616,5001,234,0004,285,0003,290,00020,200,000
Rank3,010110444614245
Total Players Left4,3711,79666123769279
Chip Average44,063107,238291,376812,6582,791,3047,133,33321,400,000

Follow Steinberg on Twitter at @MaxJSteinberg. You can also learn more about Steinberg by watching this interview he did with PokerNews on Day 7 of the Main Event:

Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #5: THE COLOSSUS III - $565 No-Limit Hold'em
1586th $1,089
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #62: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
131st $50,752
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #32: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em (Six Handed)
15th $23,791
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #27: $3,000 No Limit Hold'em (Mixed Max)
2nd $231,501
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #20: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low 8-or-Better
27th $8,377
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #9: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
7th $39,756
2012-13 World Series of Poker Circuit Event - Harrah's New Orleans
Southern Comfort 100 Proof National Championship
2nd $219,799
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 53: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
25th $21,114
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 33: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
1st $440,238
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 21: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
52nd $6,928
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 12: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em
17th $10,966
2010 PokerStars.com EPT London
Main Event
98th £9,000
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #8: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
2nd $352,916