TJ Cloutier is an expert poker player from Richardson, Texas. He was enlisted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2006. Cloutier began a sustenance organization, yet it was not fruitful, so accompanying the closure of his first marriage, he moved to Texas to tackle oil rigs. On his off days he started to play poker, and stop his employment in the wake of understanding that he was winning more cash playing poker than meeting expectations. He began playing poker when he was a caddy at a fairway and played poker after the rounds. Notwithstanding poker, Cloutier is well known for his high stakes poops sessions.
Cloutier spends significant time in playing competition poker. Particularly no-restriction and pot limit Hold’em. He is the main individual taking into account the World Series of poker (WSOP) to have won occasions in three sorts of Omaha played at the World Series —Limit High, Limit 8-or-Better High-low and Pot Limit High. He has won what added up to six WSOP armlets in his vocation, notwithstanding numerous different titles in different sorts of poker recreations.
He has put four times in the top five in the principle occasion of the WSOP, incorporating two second spot finalizes, in 1985, losing to Bill Smith. Cloutier likewise finalized in fifth spot in the year 1988, won by the famous Johnny Chan, and in third spot in1998, succeeded by Scotty Nguyen.
In the year 2009, he was one of the various players dismissed from the primary occasion, as enlistment was topped on that specific day. Cloutier is right now second to Phil Hellmuth (45) for the most unsurpassed WSOP last table completes record, with 39. His 55 WSOP liquidates rank him fifth by and large.
Cloutier additionally plays in World Poker Tour (WPT) occasions, where his most astounding finalize is third in the 2003 Legends of Poker occasion, won by Mel Judah. He has likewise been offered in the National Heads-Up Poker Championship, the Ultimate Poker Challenge, the Poker Royale and the Poker Superstars Invitational Tournament: Battle of the Ages. Starting 2009, his aggregate live competition spoils surpass USD 9,700,000. USD 4,324,186 of his competition rewards have taken on at the WSOP.