Russell Rosenblum, a part-time professional poker player, is from Bethesda, Maryland. A real estate attorney by profession, he currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada and has $739,423 in total live tournament earnings.
Russell Rosenblum learned poker from his mother at a very young age. His mother was not a very skilled poker player, and when Russell Rosenblum turned six, his father got tired of playing poker with his mother. She was left with no choice but to teach her son, who started defeating her by the age of eight. During the 1990s, live poker started becoming more popular and Russell Rosenblum decided to take the game more seriously. Although he began practicing law and was interested in consumer business after he moved to Washington D.C., he played poker on the side. After opening a burger joint in Washington D.C., he continued honing his skills at the game. His hard work bore fruit in October 13, 2001, when he finished first in the No-Limit Hold’em Event at the FARGO Tournament and took home $1,490. On May 24, 2002, Russell Rosenblum participated in the No-Limit Hold’em World Championship at the 33rd Annual World Series of Poker (WSOP). In this event, which was held at the Binion's Gambling Hall, Russell Rosenblum bagged a whopping $150,000 in prize money by ranking sixth. Later that year, he secured a respectable eighth-place finish and won $106 in Event 4 No-Limit Hold’em at the FARGO 2002 Tournament.
In April 18, 2003, Russell Rosenblum secured twenty-second place and earned $15,999 in the No-Limit Hold’em World Poker Tour (WPT) Main Event at the Five-Star World Poker Classic Championship held at the Bellagio. In the same tournament and event the following year, he won a staggering $322,660 by ranking fifth. In early 2005, he made an additional $8,124 and came fifteenth in the No-Limit Hold’em Event at the LA Poker Classic WPT Season 3. Two months later, Russell Rosenblum finished in twenty-eighth place and collected $25,700 from the No-Limit Hold’em Satellite Event at the Five-Star World Poker Classic WPT Championship.
Besides these major events, he had a couple of interesting wins between 2006 and 2008. On April 21, 2006, Russell Rosenblum went home with $20,615 and secured second place in the No-Limit Hold’em Event at the No-Limit Hold’em Tournament held at the Bellagio. Later that year, he earned a handsome amount in prize money, which was worth $104,260, by finishing third in Event 14 No-Limit Hold’em at the World Poker Finals WPT Season 5. In October 2007, Russell Rosenblum made $11,601 by securing sixth place in Event 1 No-Limit Hold’em at The Inaugural Caesars Palace Classic. He also played well in Event 4 No-Limit Hold’em at the Five-Star World Classic Poker tournament. He came in fifth place and earned $26,875 in this April 2008 event.
Though Russell Rosenblum does not player poker full-time, he still manages to participate in many tournaments every year. With a total of 16 cashes and 1 first-place finish, he is sure to have a great future in poker.