Eddy Scharf is one of the best poker players in Germany.
Fortunately, he shares his talents with the rest of the world. While he plays often in Europe, he also comes to the US for tournaments and cash games.
Scharf was born in Cologne Germany in 1953. He had a love of card games from an early age. However, he was convinced that only luck would help him to win. So, he did what he thought was the sensible thing. He went to school.
Eddy Scharf went to Arizona to flight school to become a pilot. While he was there, he was not averse to taking the frequent weekend trips to Las Vegas with his friends. There, he noticed that certain players were more apt to win than others. It made him reevaluate his attitude about poker being a game of luck.
He wanted to learn more. When he went back to Germany he became a pilot with Lufthansa Airlines. This did not extinguish his interest in poker. He read poker books and he got into as many games as possible, especially when he traveled to the US.
In 1995, Scharf found that poker was becoming more of a popular sport in Europe. He could find more games to get in on, and did. He began entering tournaments there. Over the next five years, he did well at them, making it to many final tables all over Europe.
Eddy Scharf decided to take the plunge in 2001 and come over to the US for the World Series of Poker. It was a decision he would not regret. He won his first WSOP bracelet playing in the Limit Omaha event there.
Scharf continued to play the WSOP, and repeated his 2001 performance by winning another bracelet in 2003. He did it in the Limit Omaha event just as he had done before. It was a spectacular victory for him.
In 2004, Scharf came in 15th at the WSOP World Championship No Limit Hold ‘em for a cash of $275,000. He was also in the money at the 6th Jack Binion World Poker Open put on by the WPT, where he won fourth place. In 2005, he came 7th in the WSOP Pot Limit Omaha event.
Eddy Scharf placed third in the Master Classics of Poker Limit Hold ‘em event in 2006. At the same tournament, he also cashed in the Pot Limit Omaha event. He has not slowed down yet. In 2007, Scharf cashed in the Poker Worthersee Trophy and Veldon Masters No Limit Hold ‘em.
In all, Scharf has over 30 cashes and over $900,000 in tournament winnings. He likes to play poker in Europe these days. However, he does come to the United States for tournaments such as the WSOP. He also enjoys the side games at such Tournaaments.
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Eddie Scarf spends time with his wife and two children when he can. He has been a pilot with Lufthansa Airlines over 25 years now. While poker is a big part of his life now, he has not given up the other parts.
Yet, he is also a commentator on the game for German television and spends time playing online at Full Tilt Poker where he part of the FullTilt Professional Team.
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