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November Niner Sam Holden “semi-retires” from Poker to Study Philosophy at Kent

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Almost three years ago, Sam Holden burst on to the poker scene after final tabling the 2011 WSOP Main Event and collecting a $782,115 payout. Since that time, he’s continued to experience success in the poker world, tallying $1.2 million in live tournament winnings and another $822k in online poker earnings. However, it seems that his time in the game will be drastically reduced as Holden announced his “semi-retirement” from poker. Through his 888poker blog, the 24-year-old writes that he’ll be moving on to the University of Kent in order to study philosophy. Holden has been doing some deep thinking …

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888 Poker’s Sam Holden, Anton Makiievskyi Win Big

After witnessing fantastic 2011 WSOP* Main Event runs by Sam Holden and Anton Makiievskyi, 888Poker rushed to sign these rising young stars before anybody else could. And both players certainly represented 888poker well after they earned strong final table finishes. Sam Holden, who is from Canterbury of the UK, gave a valiant effort after making it onto the 2011 Main Event final table with the smallest poker chip stack. After three hours of surviving among the bigger stacks, the 22-year-old busted out in 9th place when his A-J hand was beaten by Ben Lamb’s A-K combo. For his deep tournament …

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Sam Holden, Liv Boeree make BBC News

Are British poker tournament pros Liv Boeree and Sam Holden starting a poker boom in the UK? The BBC definitely seems to think so since they prominently featured both players in a recent article called “Poker’s Faces: Are the British about to invade?” In regards to Holden, the 22-year-old from Sussex is fresh off of a 9th place finish in the 2011 WSOP Main Event. And the big final table appearance has done more for Holden than just deliver him a $782,115 cash; it has also earned him plenty of fame through poker news. As the BBC put it, “Although …

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