Chris Bigler

Chris Bigler, born in 1949 in Zurich, Switzerland, is a professional poker player, based in Las Vegas, Nevada with total live tournament winnings exceeding $1,300,000, including six WSOP cashes and seven WPT cashes.

Bigler was a businessman before he became interested in poker in 1997 while on a trip to Las Vegas. After the trip he decided to get serious about the game and read many poker books to learn the fundamentals. He quickly made the final table at the 1999 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event and finished in 5th place, earning $212,420. He is the only Swiss player to make the final table of the WSOP main event. In 2001, he then sold his business in Switzerland in order to become a professional poker player.

Most people know him from the two final tables he made during the first season of the World Poker Tour (WPT), where he finished 5th in one tournament and 2nd to Paul Darden in another. He has also recorded respectable finishes in the Professional Poker Tour (PPT) and the World Heads-Up Poker Championship.


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Hey lapokerguy I bet those bills were yen! Bigler blows. He's a DONK!

bad_dog76 on November 30, 2007

there was probably $2000 in the bundle

????? on November 10, 2006

I was playing in a 20/40 no limit game a couple of weeks ago... chris bigler was playing at the same table. I was having a rough night, constantly getting my hands drawn out. Anyways - I was up against chris and called all in for 5,000 bills - I lost the hand. As I was leaving the table he called out hey there was more money in the bundle... it turns out that in addition to being a crappy player I didnt count my money right - there was 1,000 extra in the bundle... he handed it back to me and said you called out 5,000 here is your 1,000 back. We talked a little and he said he didnt want the money unless it was won the right way. My hat is off to you chris - your a good guy - most people would have kept the money and not said a word.

lapokerguy on September 19, 2006

you get lucky on the ppt

alan on August 4, 2006

whre did you see him recently?

HPG ADMIN on February 25, 2006

First time I saw him he was clean shaven, and bright eyed
(2003)...last time he looked like a bum, playing cash games.
He'll probably lose everything before it's all over!

????? on February 25, 2006

Has turned into a scroungy looking poker bum, since he has
been playing poker full time.

????? on November 13, 2005

I'm very impressed with the posts above.And here is another positive post about Chris Bigler.I never saw him playing but the posts above seem to indicate that Chris Bigler is an intimidating player to those people naming him a chipmunk, ain't?I'm from Switzerland too.I discovered poker some years ago and since then I study. I never would admit that I'm the best poker player of the world because it is true. I have a supernatural ability. I can read people. I don't know how it works but this is the gift God gave me. And I have to put it to good use by playing poker.Be sure I visit Las Vegas as a nobody. Call me a chipmunk.Does anybody know Chris Biglers email address?

SwissPoker on August 25, 2005

u americans are sooooooooooooo fucking ignorant!!!! its unbelievable. if u dont know somebody, hes 1st off all a idiot, or what!? in other countries isnt poker as popular as in the U.S.What he did 4 poker in his country, is 10.000 times more, than lederer, ivey, jesus, chan and all those fuckers ever did! ich danke ihne vil mal, herr bigler! dank dem artikel i de weltwuche ha ich au aagfange holden z spiele, sid do nüme uufghört!

Gibb Stutz on August 24, 2005

is this the guy who sounds like a chipmonk?

Unregistered on August 19, 2005

This guy's tighter than a nun's twat. He sucks ass.

This Guy Blows on July 29, 2005

Who is dis dude? No respeck for him. I could beat him while rolling on E.

Ali G on July 19, 2005

looks like david lee roth

99. on July 14, 2005

Hands down the greastest player to touch the cards. Amazing, with all the excitement and flare. What an exciting person to watch.

loser on May 2, 2005

update this site please. this dude is now and forever in the land of annonimity.

Unregistered on April 3, 2005

My grandfather's name was Chris (Christian) Bigler and his family came from your corner of the world. Good luck on the poker circuit...Fred Bigler

portsidey2k on March 22, 2005

Everybody get a life, Chris is probably better than any of you noobs will ever be.

Dirk Diggler on March 1, 2005

It is so sad to hear him yell out "YEAH BABY" on the World Poker Tour. Because of his lame accent, he just sounds stupid.

Santa on February 25, 2005

it looks like he is always stressing out when he plays. one of these days he going to pop a blood vessel

simon, alvin, theodore on February 20, 2005

He looks like Ron Livingston.

Unregistered on December 8, 2004

Hello Chris,What a coincidence, because I am married with Chris Bigler, born in 1949. But my husband is born in Holland. We do not have many people with this name in our country. Good luck with your pokergame.Chris and Nel Bigler.

chr.bigler on December 7, 2004

didn't know what a full house was ? wtf is this guy doing on this list, get him outta here. stay in zurich good boy

Shkerdhati on October 27, 2004

True Story...Mr. Bigler himself said on a WPT telecast, that he didn't even know what a Full House was before he began playing in 1997! Now go tell me again how great the players on this list are at No-Limit Texas Hold 'em...

Brumpft on July 30, 2004

He made a great comeback during his WPT Appearance at the final table with Darden, Hellmuth and Esfandiari. I give him credit for that.

Blah on July 22, 2004

He was my chief in the late 80' (IT/CAD business) He always said "I'm hard but fair" Indeed this describes him best. Would like to see him winning!

TomCAD on July 19, 2004

He's good when he gets the cards.Plays way to tight.

Splat on July 2, 2004

He's Hon Le's bitch! How many times have we been over this?

jon on June 23, 2004

No seriously......who the F is this dude

Unregistered on June 22, 2004

Can you say..."Hon Le's bitch?!"

Unregistered on June 3, 2004

He is such a poor player, I've seen him on the World Poker Tour, I'd love to see him at my table

Ivey on March 18, 2004

who the f--k is this guy?!?!

yentz on March 1, 2004

He looks kind of like a chipmunk

PapDiddy17 on March 1, 2004

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