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Allen Cunningham

Name
Allen Cunningham
Nickname
Clever Piggy
Country
United StatesUnited States
City
Riverside, California
Total winnings
$ 12,079,118
Cashes
177
First place Finishes
26

Biography

Allen Cunningham may not be one of the loudest or most boisterous, but he is easily one of the most well-respected and toughest players in the game. Widely considered by his peers to be one of the greatest in the game today, Cunningham has five WSOP bracelets and $10 million in tournament earnings.

Cunningham began playing poker at the age of 18 in a local Indian casino while studying civil engineering at UCLA. After juggling the grind of being a student and playing poker on the side, Allen was able to successfully build his bankroll and move up in limits. By the time he was 19, Cunningham decided to take on poker full time instead of continuing studying at UCLA. The only thing really holding Cunningham back was the fact that he couldn’t play in most casinos until he was 21. He adult stuck it out though and continued to grind away.

When Cunningham turned 21, he took to the tournament trail along side fellow young guns like Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, John Juanda, and Layne Flack. The group built an extensive catalog of poker knowledge together, getting better and better each day. It wasn’t until 1999 though that Allen would really make a name for himself.

Cunningham was named the “Best All-Around Player” at the 1999 Legends of Poker at the Bicycle Casino and followed that up with some nice cashes at that year’s United States Poker Championships in Atlantic City. The following year, Cunningham took on the competition in Vegas at the World Series and cashed in five events. His best finish that year came when he placed second in the Limit Omaha Hi/Lo Event for over $110,000. Proving that it was no fluke, Allen returned the following year to cash in another four WSOP events and even win his first bracelet in the $5,000 Seven-Card Stud Event. Then in 2002, Cunningham scored first place in another bracelet event.

After being unsuccessful in winning bracelets in both 2003 and 2004, Cunningham landed another piece of World Series glory in 2005 after he won the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Event. That same year, Cunningham final tabled three other events and cashed for over a million dollars at the WSOP.

One more year later, Cunningham won another bracelet and made a few more final tables at the WSOP; the most notable of which may not be the one that he won. Cunningham rode his way through a field of over 8,700 entrants to reach the final table second in chips to eventual winner Jamie Gold. He went on to finish fourth place earning over three and a half million dollars. Despite missing out his dream of the big one, Cunningham was able to return to the WSOP winners’ circle in 2007 when he won another bracelet to give him five in total.

With an uncanny ability to analyze things at the poker table and amazing discipline, only time will tell to see if the best of Allen Cunningham is yet to come.

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Tournaments and Winnings

Tournament Place Winnings
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship643rd$20,411
Event #60: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed501st$2,204
Event #33: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em141st$2,766
Event #20: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER1137th$2,249
Event #19: THE GIANT - $365 No-Limit Hold'em324th$889
Event #5: THE COLOSSUS III - $565 No-Limit Hold'em1802nd$994
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #63: $1,500 Six-Handed 10-Game Mix13th$5,947
Event #58: $1,500 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold'em89th$3,584
Event #14: $1,500 Limit Omaha Hi-Low97th$2,881
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #62: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event331st$32,242
Event #45: $1,500 Ante-Only No-Limit Hold'em21st$6,242
Event #40: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em10th$29,961
Event #31: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low 8-or-Better44th$5,458
Event #21: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em (Six Handed)62nd$5,948
Event #12: $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em2nd$102,819
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 39: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha17th$26,495
Event 27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.10th$17,150
2011 World Series of Poker
$ 10,000 World Championship - No Limit Hold'em69th$108,412
$ 1,500 Limit Omaha Hi/Lo26th$8,191
Ninth Annual Five Star World Poker Classic
$ 1,000 No Limit Hold'em4th$12,571
2011 California State Poker Championship
$ 220 No Limit Hold'em128th$800
2011 L.A. Poker Classic
$ 10,000 No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event8th$130,750
Full Tilt Poker Late Night Poker 2010
$ 10,000 Heat 75th
FullTiltPoker.com - Doubles Poker Championship
No Limit Hold'em - Finals1st$500,000
No Limit Hold'em - Semifinal Match 11st$10,000
$ 50,000 No Limit Hold'em - Qualifying Match 71st$5,000
FullTiltPoker.com Poker Million IX
Heat 47th
2010 World Series of Poker
$ 10,000 World Championship No Limit Hold'em581st$24,079
Full Tilt Poker Million VIII
Heat 125th
2009 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic
$ 1,000 No Limit Hold'em15th$7,946
$ 500 No Limit Hold'em8th$3,961
2009 World Series of Poker
$ 2,500 Mixed Limit/No Limit Hold'em15th$14,714
$ 1,500 No Limit Hold'em211st$2,745
Bay 101 Shooting Stars
$ 1,900 No Limit Hold'em6th$27,000
Poker After Dark V
$ 20,000 Week 6 - International III3rd
$ 20,000 Week 1 - Close but no Cigar4th
2008 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic
$ 15,000 No Limit Hold'em - Doyle Brunson Classic48th$28,825
$ 2,000 No Limit Hold'em9th$6,110
2008 World Series Of Poker - Europe
£ 5,000 Pot Limit Omaha16th£14,438
2008 Legends of Poker
$ 9,500 No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event24th$21,125
2008 World Series of Poker
$ 10,000 World Championship No Limit Hold'em117th$41,816
$ 1,500 H.O.R.S.E.30th$5,042
$ 5,000 World Championship Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo13th$18,400
$ 2,500 Pot Limit Hold'em/Omaha4th$76,204
$ 2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo22nd$6,247
WSOP Circuit - Caesars Palace
$ 5,150 No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event1st$499,069
2007 Vegas Open - NPL
$ 15,000 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event1st$325,105
North American Poker Championships
C$ 10,000 No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event40th20,426 CAD
2007 World Series of Poker
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em - Six Handed54th$8,212
$ 1,500 Pot Limit Omaha18th$17,685
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em54th$12,653
$ 5,000 World Championship Pot Limit Hold'em1st$487,287
Poker After Dark II
$ 50,000 Week 18 - Mega Match1st$300,000
Fifth Annual Five Star World Poker Classic
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em20th$8,400
2007 L.A. Poker Classic
$ 1,500 No Limit Hold'em22nd$3,310
Poker After Dark
$ 20,000 Week 92nd
FullTiltPoker.Net Championship
No Limit Hold'em7th$25,000
2006 World Poker Finals
$ 2,800 No Limit Hold'em20th$5,998
North American Poker Championships
C$ 10,000 WPT North American Poker Championships32nd33,805 CAD
Pro-Am Equalizer Tournament
Final3rd$25,000
2006 World Series of Poker
$ 10,000 No Limit Texas Hold'em - World Championship Event4th$3,628,513
$ 5,000 No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball6th$58,202
$ 1,500 No Limit Hold'em128th$2,902
$ 3,000 Omaha Hi/Lo18th$7,772
$ 1,000 No Limit Hold'em1st$625,830
$ 1,500 Limit Hold'em98th$1,750
2006 WSOP Circuit - Caesars Las Vegas
$ 1,000 No Limit Hold'em1st$106,161
Fourth Annual Five-Star World Poker Classic
$ 1,500 No Limit Hold'em30th$3,775
2006 L.A. Poker Classic
$ 9,600 Championship Event - No Limit Hold'em36th$26,573
Fourth Annual Five Diamond World Poker Classic
$ 3,000 No Limit Hold'em1st$283,085
2005 World Poker Finals
$ 10,000 WPT - No Limit Hold'em4th$483,000
Ultimate Poker Challenge
$ 3,000 No Limit Hold'em1st$34,920
2005 World Series of Poker
$ 5,000 Omaha Hi/Lo7th$42,110
$ 5,000 Short Handed No Limit Hold'em29th$8,490
$ 5,000 Pot Limit Omaha4th$141,245
$ 5,000 Pot Limit Hold'em4th$89,865
$ 1,500 No Limit Hold'em1st$725,405
Bellagio Weekly Tournaments - Apr 2005
$ 1,000 No Limit Hold'em1st$23,330
Rio Las Vegas Poker Festival
$ 10,000 WSOP Circuit Championship Event - No Limit Hold'em15th$25,310
$ 2,000 No Limit Hold'em15th$4,215
2005 WSOP Circuit Tournaments - Atlantic City
$ 2,000 No Limit Hold'em9th$7,500
2005 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$ 7,800 WPT Main Event - No Limit Hold'em16th$25,900
2004 World Poker Finals
$ 10,000 No Limit Hold'em Final Day - WPT33rd$28,308
$ 500 No Limit Hold'em53rd$1,355
2004 Festa al Lago III Poker Tournament
$ 10,000 The Doyle Brunson North American No Limit Hold'em Poker Championship34th$15,000
$ 3,000 No Limit Hold'em Final Day12th$5,770
$ 2,000 No Limit Hold'em Final Day6th$13,978
$ 2,000 No Limit Hold'em Final Day4th$16,512
The Gaming Club World Poker Championship (Pot Limit Hold'em)
€ 5,710 Episode 25th
2004 Legends of Poker
$ 500 No Limit Hold'em11th$3,160
$ 500 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo4th$3,840
2004 Mirage Poker Showdown
$ 10,000 No Limit Hold'em Final Day8th$54,004
Grand Slam of Poker 2004
$ 3,000 No Limit Hold'em Championship Final Day3rd$37,050
Festa al Lago II
$ 10,000 No Limit Hold'em Championship Final Day7th$43,255
$ 2,500 No Limit Hold'em2nd$74,925
California State Poker Championship 2004
$ 2,500 No Limit Hold'em7th$7,875
2004 Bellagio Five-Star World Poker Classic/WPT Championship
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em1st$111,494
$ 2,500 Pot Limit Omaha6th$8,730
2004 L.A. Poker Classic
$ 1,500 Limit Hold'em16th$10,800
2003 Bellagio Five-Diamond World Poker Classic
$ 2,500 No Limit Hold'em2nd$131,575
2003 World Poker Finals
$ 2,000 Seven Card Stud4th$13,260
2003 United States Poker Championship
$ 1,000 No Limit Hold'em1st$63,180
2003 World Series of Poker
$ 5,000 No Limit Deuce to Seven Draw2nd$82,040
$ 2,000 H.O.R.S.E.10th$3,160
2003 Bellagio Five-Star World Poker Classic WPT Championship
$ 25,000 WPT Championship - No Limit Hold'em13th$26,664
Euro Finals of Poker 2003
€ 10,000 No Limit Hold'em - WPT3rd€80,000
2003 L.A. Poker Classic
$ 1,500 Pot Limit Hold'em5th$6,600
Grand Slam of Poker 2002
$ 200 Limit Hold'em4th$10,030
2002 World Series of Poker
$ 5,000 Deuce to Seven No-Limit1st$160,200
$ 5,000 Limit Hold'em7th$13,280
$ 2,500 Pot Limit Omaha9th$9,440
$ 2,000 H.O.R.S.E.13th$2,940
$ 2,000 Limit Hold'em31st$4,580
2002 L.A. Poker Classic
$ 7,000 No Limit Hold'em Championship14th$14,000
$ 1,000 Pot Limit Omaha6th$3,600
The Third Annual Jack Binion World Poker Open
$ 2,000 Limit Texas Hold'em5th$10,030
2001 World Poker Finals
Final Table (No Limit Hold'em)4th$33,600
2001 National Championship of Poker
$ 200 No Limit Hold'em9th$970
2001 Four Queens Poker Classic
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em Championship Event2nd$83,662
2001 Legends of Poker
$ 1,000 7 Card Stud Hi-Lo5th$4,140
$ 500 Hold'em Omaha Hi-Lo 7 Card Stud Hi-Lo1st$23,400
California State Poker Championship 2001
$ 500 Seven Card Stud2nd$10,000
Austrian Masters 2001
ATS 34,400 World Heads Up Poker Championships Finals33rd
2001 World Series of Poker
$ 10,000 Championship Event - No Limit Hold'em27th$39,960
$ 5,000 Seven Card Stud1st$201,760
$ 1,500 Omaha (limit)8th$4,190
$ 1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo Split Eight or Better9th$7,130
The Second Annual Jack Binion World Poker Open
$ 5,000 Championship No Limit Hold'em7th$17,703
$ 500 No Limit Hold'em5th$9,341
$ 500 Pot Limit Hold'em13th$1,474
2001 Winnin' o' the Green
$ 200 Omaha Hi-Lo7th$700
2001 L.A. Poker Classic
$ 500 Lowball5th$2,525
$ 500 7 Card Stud4th$3,465
$ 500 Pot Limit Hold'em1st$31,265
$ 300 7 Card Stud3rd$5,880
2000 United States Poker Championship
$ 7,500 No Limit Hold'em Championship17th$7,950
2000 World Poker Finals
Final Table Pot Limit Omaha2nd$9,750
2000 National Championship of Poker
$ 300 Hold'em Shootout5th$1,285
2000 Legends of Poker
$ 1,000 H.O.S.E Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo, 7 Card Stud, 7 Card Stud Hi-Lo2nd$14,720
$ 500 Omaha Hi-Lo3rd$5,555
$ 500 No Limit Hold'em2nd$14,725
Global Pot Limit No Limit Open
$ 500 Half Pot Limit Hold'em & Half Pot Limit Omaha3rd$3,075
California State Poker Championship 2000
$ 500 Omaha Hi-Lo Split8th$1,431
2000 World Series of Poker
$ 5,000 Limit Omaha Hi/Lo2nd$113,850
$ 5,000 7 Card Stud15th$5,050
$ 2,500 Pot Limit Omaha10th$5,850
$ 2,000 Pot Limit Hold'em13th$4,700
$ 1,500 7 Card Stud17th$2,205
The First Annual Jack Binion World Poker Open
$ 1,000 Limit Hold'em17th$1,057
2000 Sport of Kings
$ 200 No Limit Hold'em7th$1,270
2000 L.A. Poker Classic
$ 500 Pot Limit Omaha9th$720
Carnivale of Poker III
$ 500 7 Card Stud6th$5,020
1999 United States Poker Championship
$ 1,000 No Limit Hold'em3rd$11,400
$ 500 7 Card Stud1st$22,800
1999 Cardplayer Cruise - Mexican Riviera
Omaha 8 or Better2nd$1,450
Fall Challenge
$ 100 No Limit Hold'em4th$1,500
1999 Fall Vacation Tournament
$ 500 Championship Event - No Limit Hold'em1st$10,000
1999 Legends of Poker
$ 2,000 Championship Event - No Limit Hold'em7th$6,050
$ 1,000 No Limit Hold'em1st$40,800
$ 1,000 Omaha Hi-Lo4th$4,690
$ 200 Chinese Poker4th$1,180
$ 500 Limit Hold'em7th$1,935
$ 300 7 Card Stud Hi-Lo1st$18,840
1999 Heavenly Hold'em
$ 100 Limit Hold'em4th$4,320
California State Poker Championship 1999
$ 300 Pot Limit Hold'em7th$1,359
1999 Sport of Kings
$ 200 Limit Hold'em1st$17,850
USA vs The World
$ 500 Pot Limit Hold'em1st
1999 World Series of Poker
$ 2,500 Omaha 8 or Better15th$5,115
1999 Winnin' o' the Green
$ 200 Seven Card Stud2nd$4,360
$120,000 Guaranteed No Rebuy Poker Week
$ 100 Limit Hold'em7th$705
New Years Challenge
$ 200 No Limit Hold'em2nd$9,160
1998 Holiday Bonus Tournament
$ 200 No Limit Hold'em2nd$9,640
$210,000 Big Guaranteed Poker Weekend
$ 100 Limit Hold'em6th$2,045
Big Poker Oktober - 1998
$ 200 Lowball7th$610
1998 National Championship of Poker
$ 100 Limit Hold'em1st$31,125
1998 Orleans Open
$ 540 No Limit Hold'em6th$3,932
California State Poker Championship 1998
$ 300 Lowball Draw2nd$7,140
Normandie Masters of Poker VI
$ 100 Omaha Hi/Lo Split5th$1,085
1998 World Series of Poker
$ 2,000 Hold'em Pot Limit25th$2,748
10 Days Of Poker
$ 150 Limit Hold'em7th$1,600
Midweek Bonanza
$ 60 Limit Hold'em6th$450
Summer Fun At The Lake
$ 60 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo4th$525
May Money Daze
$ 60 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo5th$560
Winter Festival
$ 100 Limit Hold'em2nd$3,960
Inland Empire Holiday Classic
$ 100 Limit Hold'em9th$370
Holiday Classic
$ 100 Hold'em6th$540
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