Max Neugebauer

Max Neugebauer at WSOPE
Last Updated on June 26, 2024

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Former professional basketball player for BC Vienna, Austrian poker star Max Neugebauer is one of the most prolific winners. He has total live earnings of over USD 1.8 million, with a best live cash of USD 1.6 million from the 2023 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event NLH European Championship in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. While his journey to the top wasn’t straightforward, and the lead changed hands multiple times. The event marked his first gold bracelet win.

Max Neugebauer at WSOPE - Photo by WSOP / Pokernews
Max Neugebauer wins WSOPE – Photo by WSOP / Pokernews

Before his biggest victory, Neugebauer had less than USD 85,000 in career live event earnings, including four small WSOP cashes. His previous best tournament cash was USD 27,000 in the DeepStack Championship Event at the Venetian DeepStack Championship in Las Vegas in June 2023.

Following his most significant run, Neugebauer cashed €50,800 (USD 54,690) at the EPT Prague Main Event and won Event #3 at the 2024 Lucky Hearts Poker Open in Hollywood, bagging USD 20,855. Neugebauer also made his first Asian poker appearance at Asian Poker Tour Taipei in March 2024. 

Overall, the former basketball star made a name for himself across international poker waters in South Africa, Malta, Monaco, South Korea, Cyprus, and Vietnam, proving his career transition to be a successful one.

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Tricia David

Tricia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits in Asia. She spent one year working part time with Poker Portal Asia then became editor and lead writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live and online events website content writer for the Asian Poker Tour. Currently, she does live events reporting in Asia for online news site Somuchpoker and is also one of their news contributors.

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