James Tippin

James Tippin is an amateur player who made it to the final table on the 2nd season of the World Poker Tour. While he was in Tunica, Mississippi, Tippin qualified for the WPT tourney through a $220 satellite in which he did three rebuys. After finishing in third place, he took home more than $328,230.

He had his work cut out for him after he got down to the final 3 players, since the other two were Chip Reese and Barry Greenstein. But he played impressively nonetheless. Even though he was as an amateur, he wasn't afraid of being pushed around. The hand he busted out on went this way: Chip Reese was short-stacked and went all-in on a semi-bluff. Tippin had pocket Queens and just flat-called his bet, knowing that Reese wasn't that strong. Greenstein came over the top of them both for over a million dollars with A-K. Tippin called, but Greenstein hit his hand.

Born in Toledo, Ohio, Tippin had recently retired after spending 45 years in the car wash business. After retiring, Tippin started devoting time to poker - a game he was already familiar with - in order to have some fun. Since his impressive WPT showing, Tippin has continued to play poker tournaments all over the US and continues to supplement his retirement income with poker winnings.


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you guys are fucking losers. Hes been there, you'll never be there.

bitch on August 19, 2005

Tippin played great at that table, especially considering he had greenstein and chip reese to his left. he played excently, and with great posie, especially since that other guy who placed second was berrating him publicly: I would have been going insane.

lerinard on August 8, 2005

THIS GUY IS GREAT. He s got alot of heart and seems like a very smart friendly caring and good natured man. Im proud that the underdog is able to make it big in the tourney and he s gotta be an incredible buisness man to make it so big in a buisness like car washing. Congrats James! I came on this site lookin to read more about ya! Ur wife is one lucky lady and i wish you all the best....

smileymum_111 on July 14, 2005

Are you serious?? I should be shot between the eyes for even commenting on this idiot's page.

loser on May 8, 2005

Tippin is tha man. i want to see him on the wpt again or wsop. he's fuh quin hilarious. send me home

fuh q on April 10, 2005

yeah, but Drehobl caught QQ against Phillips' 88, QQ against Negreanu's KQs, and KK against Juanda's AQ, getting it all in preflop each time.hard not to win when the deck hits you over the head like that.

nath on March 20, 2005

Well, he's no Jerry Drehobl. In case you are unfamiliar, Jerry Drehobl is the amateur who had been playing for 6 months when he won a bracelet at WSOP 2004 in the $1,000 No Limit event. The final table included Daniel Negreanu, John Juwanda, Paul Phillips amd Mike Matusow.

Vegas Mike on February 11, 2005

he is better than you ,, thats who he is

broth on November 9, 2004

Tippin, you were great!You played it right,but Greenstein got lucky. Greenstein is one of the best I've seen. Come back next year James "send me home " Tippin, you were fun to watch!

gordo on October 29, 2004

This dude placed third at a WPT event. He went all in with QQ against Barry Greenstein's AK. Barry turned an A, and that was the end of Car Wash. He played great though

coach on October 14, 2004

this guy sucks.

josh on October 9, 2004

Hi , did you live on Cartagena in toledo? If so, this is Steve, Please E-mail me back if this is you.Thanks,Steve

eichenberg on August 24, 2004

i have no idea

Unregistered on July 4, 2004

Whos this clown???

Unregistered on June 20, 2004

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