Born in New York. I first moved to France when I was 3 years old where I lived in Paris. However when I was 10 years old I moved back to the United States of America. A keen sportsman at school I competed in Swimming, Lacrosse and Debating.
I started playing competitive poker in 2005 where I played at Hard Rock sit and go player tables. I saved up for the Atlantic City entry fee which I then made into $17,500. Thanks to this I was then able to head to Vegas to the World Poker Tour at the Bellagio Hotel.
My first professional win was back in 2005 at Las Vegas. I entered into the No Limit Summer series and came first. Then in 2006 I joined the professional poker tour and by the end of that year I was in the top 80 players in regards to earnings.