T.J. Cloutier

T.J. Cloutier

T.J. Cloutier

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T.J. Cloutier
United States
GPI Rank
WPT Wins
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T.J. Cloutier had been a great, well-rounded athlete upon entering college at the University at California at Berkeley with a scholarship to play both football and basketball. When things got rough for his family, Cloutier was forced to drop out of school and settle for a job to do his part. This lasted until he was drafted into the army and sent to fight for the country. It was with this tour of duty that T.J. discovered poker.

After his duties were fulfilled, Cloutier didnt jump right into playing poker professionally. Instead, he went back to his passion of football and found a spot on the Montreal Allouettes in the Canadian Football League. Later traded to the Toronto Argonauts, Cloutier continued to play football until a knee injury cut his career short. Soon after, T.J. moved to Texas and his poker career really began to kick off.

Working in Texas on an oil rig, Cloutier started to play poker more and more in his spare time. Soon enough, T.J. would realize that he could make more money playing poker full time and quit his job.

Inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2006, T.J. has authored books on both No-Limit and Pot-Limit Holdem as well as Omaha. His career tournament earnings total $10,444,516 with $4,710,417 of that coming at the WSOP.

World Series of Poker

Specializing in tournament poker, with an extensive list of cashes and titles, T.J. holds over 50 wins and six WSOP bracelets. Those six bracelets came in 1987, two in 1994, 1998, 2004, and 2005. Cloutier is also the only player to ever win the three different versions of Omaha at the WSOP; pot-limit Omaha, limit Omaha, and limit Omaha 8-or-better.

Hes never won the big one though, coming very close on multiple occasions. A second place in 1985, a fifth place in 1988, a third place in 1998, and a second place again in 2000 are as close as hes come in the Main Event. If it wasnt for Chris Jesus Ferguson coming behind in the final hand of the 2000 WSOP Main Event, Cloutier might have went on to capture the title.

T.J. Cloutier’s WSOP Bracelet Wins

Year Event Prize
2005 Event #13: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em $657,100
2004 Event #26: $1,500 Razz $90,500
1998 Event #11: $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha $136,000
1994 Event #15: $2,500 Pot-Limit Hold’em $163,000
1994 .Event #14: $1,500 Limit Omaha Hi-Lo $135,000
1987 Event #3: $1,000 Limit Omaha $72,000

T.J. Cloutier’s Best WSOP Main Event Runs

Year Place
2000 2nd
1985 2nd
1998 3rd
1988 5th

World Poker Tour & Other Events

Cloutier has also cashed in multiple WPT events, the United States Poker Championships, and the National Heads-Up Poker Championship among others.

T.J. Cloutier’s Best WPT Results

Year Event Place Prize
2003 The Bicycle Casino Legends of Poker 3rd $146,775
2004 WPT Championship 8th $133,064
2007 Foxwoods World Poker Finals 12th $72,955
2008 WPT World Championship 34th $65,955
2003 WPT L.A. Poker Classic 41st $19,930

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2019 World Series of Poker Circuit Choctaw DurantMain Event 137th $2,547
2019 World Series of PokerEvent #34: $1,000 Double Stack No-Limit Hold’em 431st $2,393
2018 World Series of PokerEvent #6: $365 GIANT No-Limit Hold’em 1089th $582
2017 World Series of PokerEvent #47: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em MONSTER STACK 70th $13,849
2017 World Series of PokerEvent #41: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha 10th $12,611
2017 World Series of PokerEvent #35: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold’em 174th $1,723
2017 World Series of PokerEvent #39: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo BOUNTY 41st $3,862
2016 WinStar River Poker SeriesMain Event 99th $4,668
2013 World Series of PokerEvent #28: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 13th $23,812
2013 World Series of PokerEvent #26: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship 428th $1,903
2012-13 World Series of Poker Circuit Event - Choctaw DurantMain Event 60th $4,668
2011 World Series of PokerEvent #32: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 200th $3,359
2010-11 World Series of Poker Circuit - ChoctawMain Event 49th $3,770
2010-11 World Series of Poker Circuit - IP Casino Resort & SpaMain Event 18th $4,891
2010 World Series of PokerWSOP Tournament of Champions 9th $25,000
2010 World Series of PokerEvent #34: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Holdem Championship 225th $2,318
2010 World Series of PokerEvent #28: $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha 38th $6,470
2009 World Series of PokerEvent 11 - $2,000 No Limit Hold’em 101st $4,523
2007 World Series of PokerEvent 37 - $2,000 Pot Limit Holdem 11th $10,902
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