Arizona resident Tyler Patterson has more than ten years of experience on the live North American poker circuit. He has certainly been rewarded for his commitment to the game, for it is only in recent years that he has reaped the biggest prizes that tournament poker has to offer.
In 2014, Patterson achieved what all pros dream of – winning a WSOP bracelet. This accomplishment came in the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo event after the Scottsdale local outlasted 990 other players that included two-time bracelet winner Scott Clements and PokerStars pro Jeff Gross. Tyler earned $270,992 for the victory.
The American booked his largest ever tournament score the following year when he became a WPT Main Event winner. The triumph came at the 2015 $5,000 NLH tournament in Jacksonville where Patterson scooped a huge $375,270. He became one step closer to earning the Triple Crown (requiring WSOP, WPT and EPT/PokerStars Championship Main Event wins) after getting past a field with notables pros such as WSOP Main Event winner Ryan Riess and high roller regular Byron Kaverman.
Tyler is now a two-time WPT winner and a proud bracelet holder with more than $2.3 million in live tournament earnings. He has spoken jokingly about all of his winnings in the past: ‘poker pays for my golf & prop bet problems’. He is currently a representative for Thunder Valley Poker, a cardroom based in Lincoln, California.