Mel Judah

Mel Judah
GPI rank: 6809
WSOP Bracelets: 2
WPT Wins: 1
Total Live Earnings: $3,653,727
Australia Australia
Nickname: The Silver Fox
Last Seen in: 2022 World Series of Poker
The Hendon Mob


Mel Judah picked up poker by watching his father play five-card draw at the age of 14. Through the teachings of his father, Mel was able to learn the insides and outs of poker to become a very skillful player. Poker took a back seat when Mel decided to move from his home country of India to Australia. His move was to pursue a career in hairdressing. From there, he moved to England and became a well-known stylist, evening opening up his own salon. Soon enough during the 1970s, Judah would pick up poker once again and this time there was no looking back.

In 1989, Judah traveled to Las Vegas and played in the WSOP. He came away with his first bracelet in the $1,500 Seven-Card Stud event and over $130,000 in winnings. The following year, Mel cashed in three more WSOP events and won over $140,000. Many more results followed over the years, including a two nice wins at the Diamond Jim Brady tournament in L.A.

In 1997, Judah was able to make another big mark at the WSOP. He final tabled three events. One of the events, the $5,000 Seven-Card Stud event, Judah won and wrapped his second gold bracelet around his wrist. He also placed third in the Main Event for more then $370,000 behind John Strzemp and Stu Ungar.

A few years down the road, Judah had another great year. In 2003, he cashed three times at the WSOP and came ever so close to winning another bracelet after finishing second in the $5,000 Seven-Card Stud event. A few months later, Judah had his largest score to date after he won the 2003 Legends of Poker and $579,375. He also closed out the year in December with another six-figure score from a sixth-place finish at the Five-Diamond World Poker Classic.

Among events in the U.S., Judah has cashed all over the world. He placed fourth in the Sky Sports Poker Million V for $150,000 and cashed in events in Australia, Austria, Dublin, London, and Singapore.

Judah is known as one of the most patient and tight players on the circuit, but doesn’t mind his image. He has over $3 million in tournament earnings and currently resides in London, England.

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #72: $1,500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
20th $8,085
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #48: $1,500 Eight Game Mix 6-Handed
36th $4,257
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #7: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
8th $25,377
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #10: $1,500 Dealers Choice
36th $3,299
2016 Aussie Millions
Event #2: $2,500 H.O.R.S.E.
4th 10,530 AUD
2014 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific
$1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha
10th 4,472 AUD
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #63: $1,500 Six-Handed 10-Game Mix
22nd $4,775
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #34: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud
26th $3,008 ANZPT Season 6 Sydney
Main Event
29th 4,600 AUD
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #46: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low 8-or-Better
2nd $172,361
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #31: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low 8-or-Better
27th $7,733
2011 Aussie Millions
Event #19: No-Limit Hold'em - Bounties
3rd 40,000 AUD
2011 Aussie Millions
Event #3: Pot-Limit Omaha
7th 6,040 AUD
2010 EPT Grand Final - Monte Carlo
Main Event
56th €30,000
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 6 - $10,000 World Championship Seven Card Stud
12th $29,152
2009 Aussie Millions
Event 3 - $1,100 Omaha Hi-Lo
1st 30,600 AUD
2009 Aussie Millions
Event 1 - $1,100 No Limit Hold'em
42nd 3,290 AUD
2008 World Series of Poker Europe
£10,000 WSOP Europe Main Event
21st £28,960
2008 Aussie Millions
Event 6 - $1,650 Bounty Event (2-Day Event)
12th 7,511 AUD
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 32 - $2,000 Seven Card Stud
10th $6,203
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 5 - $2,500 Omaha/ 7 Card Stud Hi Lo
20th $7,145
2007 Aussie Millions Crown Casino Poker Championship
Event 3 - $1,100 Limit Omaha Hi Lo
7th $3,840

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