A player with recognizable charisma and a strong reputation, James Richburg is a character many spectators look forward to seeing around the final table at big name tournaments. With two WSOP bracelets under his belt, James is hoping for a third so that he can dedicate one to each of his three children. Though he was born and raised in Long Beach California, James currently resides in Henderson Nevada with his family.
James is reputed to have joined WSOP tables for the first time in 1991, when he finished second at the final table in the $1.5K Seven-Card Stud event. He’s been playing professional poker for the last 27 years, and his tournament earnings alone exceed $520K to date.
His first bracelet win came in 2006, when he triumphed in the $1.5K Razz tournament to take home $139,576. The very next year he earned his second precious bracelet, when he emerged victorious in the 2007 $2.5K H.O.R.S.E. tournament to win a more than respectable $238,881. Observers will note that James doesn’t necessarily follow the crowd when it comes to his favored games. He’s known to eschew No Limit Hold’Em for the simple fact that that he believes it limits the game. He prefers mixed games and those with a limit for his style of playing, and many close observers of the game appreciate his style.
Part of Richburg’s appeal surely lies in the fact that he is not in love with the limelight. He’s known to avoid unnecessary publicity, and he never courts attention at high-profile tournaments. His first bracelet win typifies the style of this classy player. In one of the less popular tournament games he played long after many of the 400+ spectators had gone home for the night. He secured victory in the gruelling late night event, and his winnings. He’s not a quitter, and with that in mind we can expect to see a lot more of this traditionally superb player.