Craig Hopkins, an upcoming professional poker player, is from Chesterfield, England. This British national, who is married, enjoys gambling and is a professional sports bettor. He learned poker from playing home games with his friends but what really helped him in improving his skills at this game is playing online poker. Craig Hopkins was nicknamed “The Apple” by his friends when a picture of him eating apple appeared on blondepoker on the first day of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA).
Craig Hopkins also known as “Hops” started playing poker in 2004 but soon circumstances made him take up gambling full-time. He made $3,843 on November 28, 2006, in the No-Limit Hold’em Event at the Christmas Cracker Tournament and ranked third in that event. In the 2007 World Series of Poker (WSOP), though Craig Hopkins qualified for the main event, he did not participate in it as his honeymoon was scheduled around the same time. His next big chance came in 2008, when he qualified for the European Poker Tour PCA. He walked away with a whopping $450,000 in the No-Limit Hold’em Main Event and secured the fifth place. He earned 140.6 Player of the Year (POY) points and played a field of 1,136 players. Two months later, Craig Hopkins bagged $27,703 in the No-Limit Main Event at the European Poker Tour (EPT) Polish Open (Warsaw) and finished eighteenth. Playing against a field of 359 players, he earned 16.9 POY points.
One poker player whom Craig Hopkins respects a lot is Tony G, for his humorous and generous nature. Craig Hopkins likes listen to “Stone Roses”, and enjoys watching the movie “Godfather”. He loves nights out, eating good food, and enjoys most sports especially football. Outside of poker his favorite sports icon is Paul Gascoigne who is a retired English football player. If there was anything in the world that Craig Hopkins could change, then that would be giving Chesterfield, his favorite place, a warmer climate and a beach. He would also like to have more poker clubs in the north of England.
With his earnings adding up to $462,196, Craig Hopkins is sure to have more wins in the coming years.