Singapore' Poker Player, Willie "The Dice Man" Tann

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Singapore' Poker Player, Willie "The Dice Man" Tann

Postby DM101 » Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:58 am

Willie should be one of the pioneer batch of Singapore Professional Poker Players.
Some information about him taken from Wikipedia.


Willie "The Dice Man" Tann (born 1941?) is an English professional poker player.

Tann was born in Singapore and came to England to study law in the 1960's.

Tann has numerous nicknames on the poker circuit. Although usually called "The Dice Man", he also goes by the monikers '"The Governor" and "Mister Miyagi".

Tann made one appearance on the original televised poker show Late Night Poker, finishing 3rd in his heat behind Padraig Parkinson and Ken Lennaárd. In later years he would also play in the European Poker Tour.

Tann mentored Zac Goldsmith (editor of The Ecologist) in poker, leading Goldsmith to his 3rd place finish in the 2004 Poker Million.

Tann made a final table at the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha event of the 2000 World Series of Poker (WSOP), receiving $26,910 for his 4th place finish behind Johnny Chan. In 2005 he won a WSOP bracelet in the $1,000 No Limit Hold'em event, to take home a prize of $188,335. In the 2007 World Series of Poker Tann cashed in the money for the first time in the $10,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event coming in 77th place out of a field of 6,358 players, winning $106,382

Tann is a spokesman for Betfairpoker. He qualified for the 2005 WSOP Main Event via an online tournament on the site, eliminating the site founder Andrew Black in the process.

As of 2007, his total live tournament winnings exceed $1,300,000.

Tann currently lives in Bovingdon, Hertfordshire. He is married and has one son.
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Re: Singapore' Poker Player, Willie "The Dice Man" Tann

Postby MJFX » Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:43 am

He dashed my dreams to be Singapore's 1st ever WSOP bracelet winner.... lol. i didn't know before
(i'm into the game after the genting poker pro machine boom)

Legendary~ salute

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