Ylon Schwartz is one of the most famous professional poker players and chess masters in New York. He was born in 1970 in New York, and got started in strategy games by playing the game of chess during his youth – and he did so well that he soon became a FIDE Chess Master. Moving on to texas holdem was merely the next obvious step.
Whilst playing poker and chess as hobbies, he worked as a special education assistant in local community college. It was in 2001 that one of his chess friends introduced the game of poker to Ylon Schwartz. He paid for Ylon to participate in small poker tournaments, and was pleased with the results as Ylon won prize after prize. After that he studied thoroughly about the poker game rules and regulations.
In 2004, he started professionally and joined the World Series of Poker. He played many events in the following year and earned a lot of money. In 2008, Ylon Schwartz came to prominence when he placed fourth in World Championship no frontier hold’em event and he earned over 10,000 dollars.
In this modern world, most of the amateurs hold Ylon as their role model. In June 2012, Schwartz got the first place in 43rd World Series of Poker event and won 267,081 dollars in one fell swoop. In September 2012, Ylon participated in the Borgata Poker Open WPT no limit Hold’em event and he got the 19th place and earned more than 1,148 dollars.