Vincent Burgio is a professional poker player and poker columnist based in California.
Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Burgio graduated from the University of Missouri and then went to work for Boeing in Seattle. He then moved to California in 1976 to set up a construction business. He says he learned to play poker as a child by watching his dad play poker. He began playing in tournaments regularly in 1987.
Burgio first cashed in the WSOP in 1992 and has 25 total WSOP cashes. In 1994, he won his only bracelet in the Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo event, outlasting a final table that including Howard Lederer and winning $127,200. His other big score was also in 1994 where he finished in 4th place in the main event and won $168,200. He also cashed in the main event in 1998.
Burgio has made one WPT final table, finishing 5th in the first season Gold Rush event won by Paul Darden. Burgio has also competed in numerous events of the Ultimate Poker Challenge and has won 2 events.
Burgio writes regular articles for CardPlayer Magazine and has authored his autobiography entitled "Pizza, Pasta and Poker: The Private & Public Life of a Professional Poker Player".
He is married with four grown daughters. In 1999, he was inducted into the Poker Seniors Hall of Fame. As of 2008, his total live tournament winnings exceed $1,900,000.
HPG ADMIN on February 27, 2013