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Andy Bloch - "The Rock"


In 1992 graduating from MIT with two electrical engineering degrees Andy Bloch, or "The Rock," joined a small company in Westchester County, NY, playing poker on the weekends while working as an engineer during the week. Later he engaged in an argument with his boss which lost him his first job and so he turned to professional gambling.

In 1993 during his unemployment Bloch found himself partaking in the M.I.T. Blackjack Team practices in 1994 and in 1995 traveling to Las Vegas for a Blackjack trip. Fall of 1996 he started at Harvard Law School and paid for tuition and expenses through playing Blackjack and poker. He surely wasn't going to let school get in the way of poker since the World Series of Poker in 1997 and 1998 got in to way of his end of the year classes. But he did miss WSOP 1999 or else he wouldn't have graduated.

Now with two MIT engineering degrees and a JD from Harvard Law, Andy Block still couldn't find a "law-related job that would keep my interest" he explains in his personal bio ( In the first season of WPT, Bloch took third place in two of the tournaments.

In 2002 his career in professional poker proved him to be prominent. He was in the final tables at two WSOP and the two WPT as well as taking first at the Foxwood Seven-Card Stud events. Andy landed two first-place finishes winning the WSOP Circuit Limit Hold 'em tournament at the Rio in Las Vegas and Ultimate Poker Challenge $10,000 Final Event in 2005.

Bloch attained second in the $50K HORSE event, winning more than $1 million dollars and on top of that he cashed in on another five times at the 2006 WSOP.

You can catch Andy Bloch playing poker online at Full Tilt Poker for at least ten hours a day where he loves playing and teaching others.

As of 2006, he just shy of $3,000,000 in tournament earnings.

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