Paul Volpe (2015)
|Year of birth||1981|
|place of birth||Philadelphia|
|Nickname||The main event|
paulgees81PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, UltimateBet & partypoker
paulgees822Carbon Poker & Absolute Poker
|place of residence||West Chester|
|Live Poker Tournament Achievements|
|Highest prize money||$ 651,170|
|Total prize money||$ 8,544,636|
|World Series of Poker|
|Best main event||20th ( 2012 )|
|Main Event of the World Poker Tour|
|Main event of the European Poker Tour|
|Last updated: August 2, 2020|
Paul Volpe (* 1981 in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania ) is a professional American poker player . The former online poker - world number one is three-time bracelet winner of the World Series of Poker and is nicknamed The Main Event .
Volpe lives in West Chester in the US state of Pennsylvania.
From April 2009 to May 2016, Volpe played online under the nicknames paulgees81 ( PokerStars , Full Tilt Poker , UltimateBet and partypoker ) , paulgees822 (Carbon Poker and Absolute Poker) and paulgees (Lock Poker) . He has teamed up with tournament poker over 5.5 million US dollars earned. For 3 weeks from March 23 to April 13, 2011, he was number one in the PocketFives ranking, which lists the most successful online tournament players in the world.
Since 2008, Volpe has also been taking part in renowned live tournaments .
At the beginning of June 2009 , Volpe was successful for the first time at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) in the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and cashed in a tournament in the No Limit Hold'em variant . At the 2011 WSOP , he made the money a total of six times, with his biggest win for 192nd place in the main event of almost $ 50,000. In 2012 , he finished 20th in the Main Event for nearly $ 300,000, earning him the nickname The Main Event . At the end of February 2013, Volpe reached the final table at the LA Poker Classic of the World Poker Tour (WPT) in Los Angeles and finished the tournament in second place for his highest prize money to date of around $ 650,000. Less than two weeks later, he came back to a WPT final table and finished in third place in San José, worth 435,000 US dollars. At the World Series of Poker 2014 , Volpe won a tournament in No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball and with it his first bracelet as well as over $ 250,000 in prize money. A year later, he placed six times in the money and reached seventh place in the Player of the Year ranking with winnings of over $ 500,000 . At the 2016 WSOP , Volpe secured his second bracelet and US $ 150,000 in prize money by winning an eight game mix event . In the ranking of the WSOP Player of the Year , he only had to admit defeat to Jason Mercier and finished in second place. Two years later, Volpe won the Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship at the 2018 WSOP and received his third bracelet in addition to the prize money of more than $ 400,000. A month later, he finished second to Shaun Deeb in the Big Blind Antes No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship for over $ 500,000 in prize money.
In total, Volpe has earned more than $ 8.5 million in poker in live tournaments.
Volpe cashed 54 times at the WSOP and won three bracelets :
|year||Buy-in (in $ )||competition||Attendees||Prize money (in $)|
|2014||10,000||No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball||87||253,524|
|2016||1500||Eight Game Mix (6-Handed)||491||149.943|
|2018||10,000||Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship||169||417.921|
- Paul Volpe in the Hendon Mob Poker Database (English)
- Paul Volpe in the database of the Global Poker Index (English)
- Paul Volpe in the database of the World Series of Poker (English)
- Paul Volpe in the database of Pocket Fives (English)
- Paul Volpe in the World Series of Poker database, accessed June 14, 2016 (English).
- paulgees81 in the database of Pocket Fives, accessed on 13 June 2016 (English).
- # 1 Ranked Players in the PocketFives database, accessed December 28, 2016.
- Paul Volpe in the Hendon Mob Poker Database, accessed June 14, 2016 (English).
- 40th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2009 ($ 1,500 No Limit Hold'em) in the Hendon Mob Poker Database, accessed on June 14, 2016.
- 43rd World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2012 ($ 10,000 World Championship - No Limit Hold'em (Event # 61)) in the Hendon Mob Poker Database, accessed on June 14, 2016.
- Paul “The Main Event” Volpe Biography ( Memento from June 14, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) on pokertube.com, accessed on June 14, 2016 (English).
- 2013 LA Poker Classic ($ 10,000 No Limit Hold'em - Championship) in the Hendon Mob Poker Database, accessed June 14, 2016.
- Bay 101 Shooting Stars ($ 7,150 + 350 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event) in the Hendon Mob Poker Database, accessed June 14, 2016.
- 45th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2014 ($ 10,000 No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball (Event # 13)) in the Hendon Mob Poker Database, accessed June 14, 2016.
- 47th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2016 ($ 1,500 Eight Game Mix (Event # 15)) in the Hendon Mob Poker Database, accessed June 14, 2016.
- 2016 WSOP Player of the Year in the World Series of Poker database, accessed on March 26, 2017.
- 49th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2018 ($ 10,000 Omaha Hi / Lo 8 or Better Championship (Event # 9)) in the Hendon Mob Poker Database, accessed June 6, 2018.
- 49th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2018 ($ 10,000 No Limit Hold'em - 6 Handed Big Blind Ante (Event # 74)) in the Hendon Mob Poker Database, accessed July 14, 2018.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||paulgees81 (nickname); paulgees822 (nickname); paulgees (nickname)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American poker player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1981|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , United States|