Brandon M. Cantu made an astonishing entrance to the world of high stakes professional poker when he won a World Series Of Poker tournament in 2006 that earned him a massive $757,000. Few aspiring players would dream of achieving such phenomenal success so quickly after entering the professional game, but Cantu continues to go from strength to strength.
Born in Vancouver, Canada, Cantu is just 29 years old. Given his success in the world of poker it can be no surprise that he’s chosen to make a home in Las Vegas. 2010 started off very well for this expert player, with a win of £363,000 at a $5000 No Limit Hold’Em Wynn Classic.
Cantu has earned the nickname ‘Bounty Hunter’ for having knocked out several highly reputed players in a ‘Shooting Stars’ competition – a feat that brought him extra rewards to the tune of $30,000 in that particular event. Some of those he knocked out were very well respected players, and he continues to pose a threat to even the most well established at final tables.
Cantu finds himself in the enviable position of being one of the most respected players in the world of professional poker at just 29 years of age. With nothing left to prove, it’s only to be assumed that he’ll continue to score notable victories and leave with huge prizes.
Cantu is a sponsored professional on a popular online gaming site and plays regularly, both live and via the Internet. With varied interests outside the game, he’s sure to enjoy the rewards that come with being at the top of the game when the popularity of poker is increasing worldwide.
With over $3.5 million in earnings and already two bracelets to his name, it can only be speculated to what dizzy heights Cantu will rise over time. There could be more bracelets and more big wins, but there’ll certainly be more hands played by this star player.