Main Event

Seat 5: Florian Schleps, (30, Vienna, Austria – PokerStars qualifier) - 850,000

Florian Schleps

Schelps has been playing for around six years and first got into it when he visited a casino with friends. At the beginning, he played just for fun and his first online endeavors didn't go so well. That was the time he started studying the game and now plays both live and online. Schleps originally planned to work in banking but is now playing poker full-time. Even though he has decent results at Omaha tournaments, Schelps says he usually prefers to play Pot Limit Omaha for cash and No Limit Hold’em for tournaments. He is good friends with a number of well-known Austrian players including the Jedlicka brothers, Nikolaus and Stefan. He enjoys both live and online poker equally and his biggest live score to date was taking down the 2008 Austrian Classics event in Vienna for €38,360.

Bio courtesy of PokerStars.

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