Born in 1950, Bobby Baldwin is a poker legend who is best known for winning the WSOP Main Event in 1978 and the 4 bracelets he won in the 1970's. As of 2008, his total live tournament winnings exceed $830,000. He authored a section for Doyle Brunson's classic book, Super/System. He was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2003.
Baldwin has 4 WSOP bracelets, 16 WSOP cashes, and total WSOP earnings of $634,811. When Baldwin won the 1978 WSOP Main Event he became the youngest winner in history at the time, to be superseded by Stu Ungar in 1980, Phil Hellmuth in 1989, Peter Eastgate in 2008 and Joe Cada in 2009.
|1977||$5,000 Seven-Card Stud||$44,000|
|1977||$10,000 Deuce to Seven Draw||$80,000|
|1978||$10,000 No Limit Hold'em World Championship||$210,000|
|1979||$10,000 Deuce to Seven Draw||$90,000|
Besides making his mark on the poker world as a player, he has also made his mark on the business side of poker. In 1982, he became a consultant for the Golden Nugget casino, and became the president in 1984. He became the president of the Bellagio in 1998. In 1999-2000 he was also the Chief Financial Officer of Mirage Resorts under Steve Wynn; in 2000, when Mirage Resorts merged with MGM Grand, he became the CEO of Mirage Resorts.
HPG ADMIN on February 27, 2013