Roland de Wolfe began in the poker industry as a writer for the English magazine Inside Edge. After spending a short career pushing the pen around, de Wolfe decided it was time to take his own shot at pushing chips around.,
De Wolfe began playing some smaller buy-in tournaments in 2004 and had some pretty reasonable success. The following year though, he had a big breakout after he won the WPT’s Grand Prix de Paris for just under $575,000. With that big win and a swollen bankroll, de Wolfe began playing more and more events worldwide. The more events he played, the more results he posted.
In 2006, he entered the WPT World Championship where he took third for over $1 million. During the summer of that year, he would go on to cash in two WSOP events, making the final table of one of them. Also in 2006, de Wolfe won an event at the Poker Meltdown Festival in London and took home nearly $700,000 for a win at the Irish Masters in Dublin. Two more six-figure paydays rolled in during November and December when he placed second in a pair of events.
Back in Dublin the following year in 2007, de Wolfe took second to Marty Smyth in an event at the Irish Open for over $400,000. That year was also a pretty big year for de Wolfe on the WSOP felt. He cashed in five WSOP events in the U.S. and once here in London at the WSOP Europe.
The following year in 2008, de Wolfe final tabled the $5,000 Limit/No-Limit Hold’em event at the WSOP, coming in fourth for over $117,000. In 2009, he recorded five more WSOP cashes and was able to land his first gold bracelet. De Wolfe won the $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo event for nearly $250,000 to claim his first piece of WSOP jewelry and he’ll be looking to add another here today. That same year, de Wolfe also placed fifth in a $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em event at the Series for $112,957.
De Wolfe can often be found playing online when there's no live action to satisfy his craving. He’s frequently found on the Omaha tables at the higher limits, grinding out a tournament bankroll. Over his career, Roland has earned more than $4 million in tournament winnings, and he's well on his way to another nice score here this week.
Although this has been one of de Wolfe’s more down years on the felt with only $241,193 in winnings so far, he has managed to make it to the final table of this elite event. Earlier this year in February, de Wolfe won the £2,000 No-Limit Hold'em Mansion Poker Les A London Open for £77,000 and will surely be looking to make this his second title of the year, and a massive one at that.
De Wolfe is the only Full Tilt Red Pro left in the field and comes into the final table fourth in chips with 1,377,000.