Simon Trumper began playing poker in 1995 after he and a friend
entered a £10 tournament during a night out in Reading (England).
He got his first taste of gambling much earlier in life when he was
expelled from secondary school for playing poker dice after a maths
exam. Simon Trumper was often bullied at secondary school because
of his surname. (Despite the word 'trump' having associations with
card playing, in England particularly 'trumping' is also a commonly
used term for breaking wind or passing gas.)
Trumper is perhaps best known for winning the second series of
'Late Night Poker', and later for being the runner-up of series
four. He managed to finish in fourth place in the WSOP 2001 $3k No
Limit Hold'em Event; and in fifth place in the 2005 WSOP $10k Pot
Limit Omaha event, but he has never taken part in the World Poker
Tour. He is considered a No Limit Hold'em specialist with an
individual style, and a strength for astute reads.
Simon works at the Nottingham Poker Club "Dusk till Dawn"
(www.dusktilldawnpoker.com) as host and Live Poker Director. He is
an ardent anti-smoker and as such has pressed for smoking to be
banned at all poker games. Trumper suffers from the hair-loss
Interesting Fact: Simon 'Aces' Trumper has a pair of gold and
diamond aces which he uses to cap his cards, claiming they are a
good luck charm.