2014 WSOP $10K H.O.R.S.E. bracelet-winner.
Chris Wallace's Biography
Chris Wallace, aka "Fox", took up poker because he was "tired of getting thrown out of casinos for counting cards playing blackjack." A friend of his was a semi-professional player and introduced him to Texas Hold'em. Chris started reading every book he could get his hands on and within six month of playing his first hand, he quit his job to play poker professionally.
Chris initially started his poker career playing Limit Hold'em cash games and played as high as $30/$60 online. Later he switched to NL Hold'em and clocked in more than two million hands at $2/$4 and $3/$6. In time, Chris started picking up mixed games and has played as high as $200/$400.
Chris is also an accomplished live tournament player with over $795,000 in earnings. With results dating back to 2008, he has played in events ranging from local casino daily events to the World Series of Poker Main Event.
Chris would have his breakout performance this past summer at the 2014 World Series of Poker. He navigated his way through a field of 200 players make the final table of the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Event. Dominating a final table that included Richard Ashby, Max Pescatori and fellow Ivey League Coach Bill Chen, Chris won his first bracelet and $507,614 in prize money.
Chris would contend that he's known more as a coach than as a player, having served as coach and mentor to several successful players. Some of his students have gone on to win WSOP Circuit rings, final table WSOP events and some have become full-time pros.
In addition to playing and coaching, Chris is a successful blogger, columnist and author. Most recently, he and Adam Stemple co-authored No Limits: The Fundamentals of No-Limit Hold'em. The book is geared towards helping players at low and middle limits to understand the fundamentals of the game.
At Ivey League, Chris will be teaching alternate poker games as well as beginner and intermediate poker strategy. He says that his ultimate goal is to "become a significant contributor to Ivey League and help players improve every part of their game."
In the past, he has helped students work on everything from strategy to bankroll management, improving your mental game and surviving the modern day game. You can expect much of the same and more from Chris at Ivey League.
Chris understands what it takes to play poker in both the live and online arena and has the track records and skills necessary to improve your game. If your ready to take your game to the next level, join Chris at Ivey League.