A product of the Moneymaker effect, American Corey Burbick took to poker in 2003 after then 27-year-old accountant Chris Moneymaker won $2,500,000 when he won the WSOP Main Event through entry via satellite. Burbick began by playing online, and it is in this arena where the majority of his profits have come. Playing under the screenname ‘comandr_cool’ on both PokerStars and Full Tilt, the Florida native racked up more than $4,500,000 in online MTT winnings between 2007 and 2013. His biggest score was in 2010, when Corey took down the SCOOP-03-H $530+R NLHE event for a cool $183,060. This result put him at an all-time high of third on the tournament leaderboard for money earned in 2010.
After Black Friday, Corey put less volume in at the online tables and began playing on the live circuit more regularly. In 2011, he caught a six-figure score after winning the $5,000 Main Event at the Chad Brown Poker Series at Orange Park. He also finished third at a WPT Championship Event this same year, as well as finishing just one place short of a WSOP final table in the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event.
In recent years, Corey has branched out from poker and diversified his money-making ventures. He has become particularly interested in cryptocurrency investment and daily fantasy sports – two fields that have pulled a lot of poker players away from cards as of late.