Who is Ben Grundy?
Player: Ben Grundy
Real Name: Ben Grundy
Also Plays Under: Plays under the alias of "bennyboi" on Betfair, but primarily plays under his "Ben Grundy" account on Full Tilt Poker. Also plays on Pokerstars as "milkybarkid".
Online Notes: Many people have not heard of Ben Grundy (especially when compared to players such as "durrrr", Patrik Antonius and others), so they are usually surprised to find out that Grundy is actually one of the most profitable cash game players online over the past couple of years.
Grundy recently posted a graph of his cumulative winnings online since he started playing poker.
The results? Over five million dollars in total profits since the beginning of 2006.
Grundy is a skilled NLHE and PLO player, and is regularly seen playing $50/$100+ Pot Limit Omaha on Full Tilt Poker.
Grundy burst onto the scene in the 2006 WCOOP main event, where he ended up finishing in 8th place for just under $120k. He hasn't looked back since.
Live Notes: Grundy has just over $500k in total lifetime "live" tournament cashes.
His largest cash came in March of 2005, when he finished in 7th place at the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo. Grundy ended up taking home around $105k USD for his seventh place cash.
Other sizable lifetime cashes include:
-2nd place at the 2005 Swedish Open Poker Championships for $94,355
-9th place at the 2006 EPT Grand Final for $67,451
-4th place at the William Hill Poker Grand Prix II for $97,916
Here is an interview with Ben Grundy from the WSOPE in 2008:
Other Notes and Info: Many people are surprised to learn that Grundy is over 30 years of age. This is due to his youthful appearance and "milkybarkid" nickname.
Began playing poker at the age of 7.
Photo: PSB - EPT Prague
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