Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Josh Brikis did not take the route of many of today’s poker players. While many players learned the game in high school or while attending college, Josh did not take up the game until after completing his education and it was a former co-worker that introduced him to the game that would become his career.
|09-06-2010||$1,500 - Borgata Poker Open - No Limit Hold'em||1||$119,034|
|06-05-2010||$10,000 - WSOP Main Event - No Limit Hold'em||55||$138,285|
|06-30-2009||$5,000 - WSOP Six Handed Championship - No Limit Hold'em||2||$619,608|
|05-17-2009||$1,500 - Borgata $500K Guarantee - No Limit Hold'em||4||$63,382|
Josh Brikis's Biography
Josh Brikis graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Business and soon after took a job with MBNA America in Delaware. A co-worker invited Josh to a $20 home game and it wasn’t long before Josh became obsessed with the game. Soon he began traveling to Atlantic City and playing regularly at the Borgata.
After a couple of failed attempts to turn pro, things finally clicked and Josh began earning his living playing poker. Many of Josh’s early live results were in live events in Atlantic City.
In 2009, Josh broke through in a big way after finishing 2nd in the $5k NL Hold’em Six-Handed Event at the 2009 WSOP. While he didn’t take the bracelet, he did receive a significant bankroll boost with $619,000 in prize money.
A year later, Josh cashed five times in the 2010 WSOP and made his second career WSOP final table in a $1,500 NL Event. He also made an impressive run in the 2010 Main Event, finishing 55th and earning $138,285 in prize money. At the 2011 WSOP, Josh made his third WSOP final table and finished sixth in the $1,500 NL 2-7 Lowball Event.
Josh kicked off 2014 in a big way after making the final table of a $1,000 NL preliminary event at the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open. Josh finished runner-up in the event and earned $54,272. He has over $1.55 million in live tournament earnings.
Josh has seen his fair amount of success in the online game. At present, he has over $863,000 in online earnings. His largest online score was in 2013 when he finished fourth in a Sunday Million Event on PokerStars. He earned $77,000 for his final table appearance.
For his career, Josh has over $2.4 Million in combined earnings. He now joins Team Ivey in the hopes of earning his first major poker title and making his mark on the poker world.