With his Stetson and his white moustache, Gene Fisher has a look that definitely suits his chosen profession. He hails from El Paso Texas and he looks just like a man with a lifetime’s experience around the poker table, which, of course, he is. He’s a player with two World Series of Poker bracelets to his name and countless other victories behind him. Other players are aware of his reputation even before he sits down, and as an old hand at the game he’s got the experience to back up his persona.
Fisher won his first WSOP bracelet way back in 1980 when he triumphed in the $1.5K No Limit Texas Hold’Em event to win $113.4K. In this tournament he also came third in the main event, defeating Perry Green in heads up play but ultimately losing out on the title to Stu Unger. He lost out to Ungar again some years later, when he came runner up to him in 1993 at Amarillo Slim’s Super Bowl of Poker.
Fisher’s second bracelet win came in 1993, when he succeeded in beating all other contenders in the $1.5K Seven Card Stud Split, winning an identical amount of $113.4K. These two bracelet wins firmly cemented Gene Fisher’s reputation as a star poker player, and let to his much deserved reputation as a big winner in major tournaments.
Gene Fisher’s tournament winning to date amount to over $1.2Million, and 24 cashes in the World Series of Poker account for $577,173 of that amount. He’s a player with a significant presence on the tournament circuit, and a reputation to match his significant achievements. He looks the part and he plays with a determination that often sees him through to the bitter end in highly charged games of poker.