With the evolution of poker in the last decades, there are highly imperative events where professional players can invest their skills and utilize their hidden talent. It is unanimously agreed that poker though governed by luck requires skills as essential element of success. Lee Salem is exactly mirrored in this assertion with his numerous significant cashes in WSOP and WPT events while he is a renowned cash game participant. His struggles in the poker arena to cement his name and shovel in earnings have seen him leave the casinos pockets full. Though eclipsed His resume is an admirable piece that deserves reviewing.
He first placed 5th in the 1998 WSOP Main Event in a final table that hosted the likes of Scotty Nguyen and T.J. Cloutier. He garnered $190,000 for his efforts; it is the biggest event cash hitherto. Salem’s first WSOP cash in 1995 was a Limit Hold’em tournament but has seven cashes in the event. Earlier in 2000, he cashed to place 40th and later the following year for a 361st position. On the World Poker Tour, he has three cashes while final tabling once. He final tabled at the Grand Prix de Paris in 2003 in the WPT Season II. He placed 6th in the event where David Benyamine carried the day.
Salem was the winner of the California State Poker Championship Limit Hold’em event in 2003 that saw him take home $124,655. He also appears in poker cash games held in California.
In 2009, his overall tournament earnings were above $600,000 with his multiple cashes at the WSOP garnering him $291,198 of the overall amount. From the foregoing, he is inclined to meet excellence benchmark to join the top-echelon which is copious American poker gurus.