Steve Paul Ambrose


Poker player biography of Steve Paul Ambrose

Born in 1983 in Ontario, Canada, Steve Paul-Ambrose was then a college student taking up Science and Business at Canada's University of Waterloo when he got interested in poker. Just like other campuses, Texas Hold’em was a favorite poker game at the University of Waterloo. Poker is also a favorite game of his uncle and brother who always talked about poker hands they had played. It wasn’t long before 25-year old Steve Paul found himself picking a deck of cards and practicing poker. This interest in poker started when he and his room mates saw Team PokerStars Pro member Chris Moneymaker win the WSOP Main Event.

Steve Paul-Ambrose: from college student to pro poker player
Chris Moneymaker had that much influence for young Steve Paul that soon, his poker practices got him playing professionally in poker. By late 2005, Steve Paul won a seat at the prestigious PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in the Bahamas. He claimed the title and 1st prize money of $1,388,600.00. Just like Moneymaker, Steve Paul-Ambrose turned a PokerStars satellite game into a life-changing event. His financial bankroll increased and by then, he became one of the youngest highest money-earning poker players in the world. As of 2008, his total winnings exceed $1,700,000.00.

Steve Paul started to build his bankroll when he emerged 1st in the January 2006 Poker Stars Caribbean Adventure No limit Hold’em Championship, in which he raked $1,363,100.00. He took another $43,935.00.00 three months after in the 2006 4th Annual Five Star World Poker Classic No Limit Hold’em Championship. Steve Paul-Ambrose could not be stopped. An additional $3,790.00 was added to his bank account from his earnings in the 37th Annual World Series of Poker No Limit Hold’em Short Handed Event 5 in June 2006. Cashing in major events around the world, Steve Paul-Ambrose made a big impact at the 2007 38th Annual World Series of Poker World Championship, reaching the final table of the $5,000 Mixed Hold’em event. Though he was eventually eliminated in 4th place, he earned an impressive $146,259.00.

Four days after in June 5, he earned  $13,932.00 in the 2007 38th Annual World Series of Poker No-Limit Hold'em w/Re-Buys (Event 8), and another $2,435.00 in the 2007 38th Annual World Series of Poker No-Limit Hold'em/Six Handed Event 12. The year 2007 is a winning year for young Steve Paul Ambrose. Placing 12th, he earned $9,888 in the 2007 World Poker Finals No Limit Hold'em.

In the same year of 2007, Steve Paul Ambrose finished 3rd place, finishing the $5,000 Hold’em event at the Bellagio Cup III, earning him a further $53,430.00. He also managed to enter the World Poker Tour $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em Championship, taking in $43,935.00.

The year 2008 took him 12th place in the 2008 Deep Stack Extravaganza No-Limit Hold'em, earning him $7,143.00. His success in the Caribbean meant holding the professional stamp of a professional poker player for young Steve Paul-Ambrose, which he maintained. Steve Paul-Ambrose is a member of Team Poker Stars Pro and uses the screen name "Stevejpa" whenever he plays online. When he is not playing poker, Steve Paul likes to play golf, cooks, read books, and spend time with his fiancé.