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Rafe Furst - "Furst Out"


Professional poker player Rafe Furst is making his mark on and off the felt. In 2003 World Series of Poker $10,000 Main Event, he was dubbed Rafe "Furst Out" for being the first one to bust within 11 minutes.

Before becoming a poker player, Furst earned his B.S. and M.S. from Standford University in computational and cognitive sciences. Later, specializing in artificial intelligence, he became a computer science researcher. Then he developed into a web entrepreneur of online gaming and promotions.

At the Ultimate Poker Challenge $1,500 No Limit Hold'em event in July 2005, first place was secured by Furst, granting him $35,650. But he proved most victorious at the $1,500 Pot Limit Hold'em of the 37th World Series of Poker 2006 in Las Vegas. He not only won first, but he earned himself that bracelet everyone is driven to win, along with over $350,000.

Dressing in drag, Rafe Furst won fifth place at the Ladies Only Poker event at Bay101. Aside from wearing dresses, he is also a world Roshambo champion. Furst and his friends began a group playing weekly poker games in college that still exist after 17 years called Tiltboys.

He also is a board member of the Cancer Research and Preservation Foundation and believes in donating at the very least 1% of his winnings. Phil Gordon and Rafe Furst are the co-founders of the fundraiser "Put a Bad Beat on Cancer." The idea started while they were on their Ultimate Sports Adventure tour in 2003-04.

Currently Rafe Furst's live tournament earning exceed well over $350,000.

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