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AgeAug 22, 1981 (32 years old)
HometownKatonah, NY, United States
ResidenceNew York, NY, United States

GPI Ranking of Olivier Busquet

GPI rankNational rankTotal scoreHighestweeks at #1
#28 #15 2,884.37 pts#14 
PoY 2014 rankNational rankTotal scoreHighestweeks at #1
#22 #15 757.25 pts#18 

PocketFives

Online rankingOnline total earningsUsername
#10965$354,566livb112

Live Best Cash

$925,514

All Time Money

$4,686,070

Tournament Results of Olivier Busquet

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CircuitPeriodBuy-InEarnings

Date & EventBuy InRankEntriesEarningsGPIPoY 2014

45th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2014

Las Vegas, NV, United States

World Championship - No Limit Hold'em (Event #65)
Jul 5 - 15, 2014 Rio Hotel and Casino
$10,000641st6683$18,406 142.47 pts 47.49 pts
No Limit Hold'em - The Little One for One Drop (Event #62)
Jul 2 - 5, 2014 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,111305th4496$2,306 72.31 pts 24.10 pts

Deepstack Extravaganza III

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em #40
Jun 19, 2014 The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
$1,6007th477$21,477 186.17 pts 62.06 pts

45th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2014

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Eight Handed (Event #35)
Jun 16 - 18, 2014 Rio Hotel and Casino
$5,00023rd550$18,095 248.50 pts 82.83 pts
No Limit Hold'em - Six Handed (Event #15)
Jun 5 - 7, 2014 Rio Hotel and Casino
$3,00020th810$15,567 233.03 pts 77.68 pts
No Limit Hold'em - Six Handed (Event #11)
Jun 2 - 4, 2014 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,50069th1587$4,242 132.20 pts 44.07 pts
No Limit Hold'em (Event #4)
May 29 - 31, 2014 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,000127th2223$2,401 85.87 pts 28.62 pts

EPT Grand Final

Monte Carlo, Monaco

No Limit Hold'em - Super High Roller
Apr 24 - 26, 2014 Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort
98,000 + 2,0008th50241,000 219.68 pts 73.23 pts

EPT San Remo & IPT

Sanremo, Italy

No Limit Hold'em EPT Main Event
Apr 14 - 20, 2014 Casino Sanremo
4,600 + 30027th55615,130 264.73 pts 88.24 pts
No Limit Hold'em - IPT High Roller
Apr 13 - 14, 2014 Casino Sanremo
2,000 + 2003rd18136,140 260.36 pts 86.79 pts

PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

Paradise Island, Bahamas

No Limit Hold'em High Roller
Jan 11, 2014 Atlantis Resort & Casino
$25,000 + $50021st198$65,360 201.72 pts 89.65 pts
No Limit Hold'em Turbo
Jan 9, 2014 Atlantis Resort & Casino
$5,000 + $30013th93$9,020 118.11 pts 52.49 pts

EPT/EUREKA - Prague

Prague, Czech Republic

No Limit Hold'em - EPT High Roller
Dec 16 - 18, 2013 Hilton Prague Hotel
10,000 + 3002nd137257,850 346.87 pts
No Limit Hold'em - Reverse Mix Max
Dec 15, 2013 Hilton Prague Hotel
1,000 + 1004th303,420 63.93 pts
No Limit Hold'em - EUREKA High Roller
Dec 11 - 12, 2013 Hilton Prague Hotel
2,000 + 20044th4303,860 107.90 pts

44th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2013

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em (Event #57)
Jul 2 - 4, 2013 Rio Hotel and Casino
$5,00012th784$46,870 130.87 pts
No Limit Hold'em - One Drop High Roller (Event #47)
Jun 26 - 28, 2013 Rio Hotel and Casino
$111,1119th166$384,122 139.76 pts
No Limit Hold'em - 6 Handed (Event #32)
Jun 18 - 20, 2013 Rio Hotel and Casino
$5,00051st516$9,240 72.47 pts
No Limit Hold'em (Event #28)
Jun 15 - 17, 2013 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,50026th2115$15,389 74.19 pts

EPT Berlin

Berlin, Germany

No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Apr 21 - 27, 2013 Grand Hyatt Berlin
5,000 + 30015th91233,000 144.83 pts

2013 Card Player Poker Tour - Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event
Mar 17 - 21, 2013 Wynn Las Vegas
$5,0009th207$24,597 98.18 pts

EPT/UK & Ireland Poker Tour - London

London, England

No Limit Hold'em - UKIPT
Mar 5 - 10, 2013 Grosvenor Victoria Casino
£700 + £7021st1099£3,730 54.46 pts

Big Stax Poker Series I

Bensalem, PA, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Big Stax 1500
Feb 14 - 18, 2013 Parx Casino
$1,500 + $10030th517$4,890 50.22 pts

WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open

Atlantic City, NJ, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Big Stack Re-Entry
Jan 15 - 17, 2013 Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
$500 + $60228th3871$1,251 6.23 pts

PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

Paradise Island, Bahamas

No Limit Hold'em - Main Event (Event #5)
Jan 7, 2013 Atlantis Resort & Casino
$10,000 + $30019th987$56,000 78.98 pts

Bellagio Cup VIII

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Jul 9, 2012 Bellagio
$1,000 + $802nd106$23,649 10.69 pts

Deep Stack Extravaganza III

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Jul 5, 2012 The Palazzo Las Vegas
$2,5006th168$17,581 15.96 pts

43rd World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2012

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Mixed Max (Event #6)
May 31 - Jun 3, 2012 Rio Hotel and Casino
$5,00039th409$9,503 15.33 pts

EPT Campione

Campione d'Italia, Italy

No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Mar 26 - 31, 2012 Casino Campione
5,000 + 3002nd570430,000 41.69 pts

EPT Madrid

Madrid, Spain

No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Mar 12, 2012 Casino Gran Madrid
5,000 + 30034th47711,000 19.41 pts

2012 L.A. Poker Classic

Los Angeles, CA, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Ironman Event
Feb 21, 2012 Commerce Casino
$1,1006th99$3,180 7.68 pts

PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

Paradise Island, Bahamas

No Limit Hold'em - Turbo
Jan 12, 2012 Atlantis Resort & Casino
$2,000 + $1509th236$9,160 14.42 pts

Borgata Fall Poker Open

Atlantic City, NJ, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Heads-Up
Nov 17 - 18, 2011 Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
$1,500 + $1503rd50$7,275 10.56 pts

EPT/UK & Ireland Poker Tour - London

London, England

No Limit Hold'em - High Roller Event
Oct 4 - 6, 2011 Hilton London Metropole Hotel
£20,000 + £5004th £171,200 29.15 pts

2011 Wynn Classic Summer Guarantee

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Jul 1, 2011 Wynn Las Vegas
$200 + $259th129$1,515 0.56 pts

42nd World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2011

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Six Handed
Jun 23 - 25, 2011 Rio Hotel and Casino
$5,00046th732$13,176 18.05 pts
No Limit Hold'em - Six Handed
Jun 15 - 17, 2011 Rio Hotel and Casino
$2,50033rd1378$13,637 17.88 pts
No Limit Hold'em - Heads-Up Championship
May 31 - Jun 3, 2011 Rio Hotel and Casino
$25,00012th128$67,436 23.65 pts

NAPT Uncasville

Uncasville, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Apr 9 - 13, 2011 Mohegan Sun
$5,00017th387$12,000 20.39 pts

NBC National Heads-Up Championship 2011

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Mar 3, 2011 Caesars Palace
$25,0008th64$75,000 20.77 pts

EPT Deauville

Deauville, France

No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Jan 25 - 31, 2011 Casino Barriere de Deauville
5,000 + 30091st8919,000 14.66 pts

PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

Paradise Island, Bahamas

No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Jan 8 - 13, 2011 Atlantis Resort & Casino
$10,000 + $30091st1560$23,500 20.79 pts

2010 Borgata Poker Open

Atlantic City, NJ, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event
Sep 18 - 23, 2010 Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
$3,300 + $20025th1042$15,009 17.23 pts

41st World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2010

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Jun 26 - 29, 2010 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,00023rd3128$13,907
No Limit Hold'em
Jun 25 - 27, 2010 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,500243rd3097$3,093

EPT Grand Final

Monte Carlo, Monaco

No Limit Hold'em - High Roller Event
Apr 30 - May 1, 2010 Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort
25,000 + 5002nd113597,000

Eighth Annual Five Star World Poker Classic

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event
Apr 18 - 24, 2010 Bellagio
$25,000 + $50011th195$56,439

2010 Deep Stack Extravaganza

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Feb 20 - 24, 2010 The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
$5,00040th872$16,071

Borgata Winter Open 2010

Atlantic City, NJ, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Heads Up
Jan 28 - 29, 2010 Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
$2,000 + $1505th64$6,208

2009 Borgata Poker Open - WPT

Atlantic City, NJ, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event
Sep 19 - 24, 2009 Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
$3,300 + $2001st1018$925,514

40th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2009

Las Vegas, NV, United States

World Championship No Limit Hold'em
Jul 3 - Nov 10, 2009 Rio Hotel and Casino
$10,000311th6494$29,911

Bellagio Cup V

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Jul 3, 2009 Bellagio
$2,000 + $10011th171$3,675

40th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2009

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Jun 11, 2009 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,500162nd2506$3,044
No Limit Hold'em
Jun 6, 2009 Rio Hotel and Casino
$5,00012th655$47,501

EPT - Deauville

Deauville, France

No Limit Hold'em
Jan 23 - 24, 2009 Casino Barriere de Deauville
2,000 + 20010th 6,100

39th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2008

Las Vegas, NV, United States

World Championship No Limit Hold'em
Jul 3 - Nov 10, 2008 Rio Hotel and Casino
$10,000244th6844$35,383

Bellagio Cup IV

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Jul 3, 2008 Bellagio
$3,000 + $1203rd165$50,010

39th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2008

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Jun 27 - 29, 2008 Rio Hotel and Casino
$2,00042nd2317$12,650

2008 East Coast Poker Championships

Verona, NY, United States

No Limit Hold'em
May 8, 2008 Turning Stone Resort & Casino
$300 + $402nd140$7,863

Ranking history

GPI

PoY 2013

PoY 2014

DateGPI rankScore
Jul 23, 2014#282884.37
Jul 16, 2014#302878.13
Jul 12, 2014#442711.28
Jul 9, 2014#502623.62
Jul 5, 2014#492660.39
Jul 2, 2014#372849.09
Jun 28, 2014#372849.65
Jun 25, 2014#183044.40
Jun 21, 2014#213062.46
Jun 18, 2014#183087.57
Jun 14, 2014#163115.97
Jun 11, 2014#213008.07
Jun 7, 2014#232993.48
Jun 4, 2014#232993.48
May 28, 2014#183035.71
May 21, 2014#193035.71
May 14, 2014#213038.59
May 7, 2014#233038.59
Apr 30, 2014#173038.59
Apr 23, 2014#172976.39
Apr 16, 2014#312820.83
Apr 9, 2014#302823.34
Apr 2, 2014#322830.66
Mar 26, 2014#302899.58
Mar 19, 2014#282899.58
Mar 12, 2014#262858.81
Mar 5, 2014#292804.35
Feb 26, 2014#312807.24
Feb 19, 2014#342799.56
Feb 12, 2014#362749.35
Feb 5, 2014#312749.35
Jan 29, 2014#282749.35
Jan 23, 2014#292749.35
Jan 15, 2014#292736.88
Jan 8, 2014#522024.01
Jan 3, 2014#482087.50
Dec 26, 2013#242453.68
Dec 19, 2013#252468.93
Dec 11, 2013#472100.53
Dec 4, 2013#552100.53
Nov 27, 2013#482150.17
Nov 20, 2013#502150.17
Nov 13, 2013#522157.05
Nov 6, 2013#522157.05
Oct 30, 2013#512157.05
Oct 23, 2013#452157.05
Oct 16, 2013#392235.08
Oct 9, 2013#402220.99
Oct 2, 2013#372255.54
Sep 25, 2013#302360.33
Sep 20, 2013#302377.56
Sep 11, 2013#342317.19
Sep 4, 2013#422251.18
Aug 28, 2013#402237.09
Aug 21, 2013#432225.48
Aug 14, 2013#502157.30
Aug 8, 2013#502157.30
Jul 31, 2013#512157.30
Jul 25, 2013#512142.64
Jul 18, 2013#522142.64
Jul 13, 2013#512115.98
Jul 12, 2013#512115.98
Jul 11, 2013#512115.98
Jul 10, 2013#542100.73
Jul 9, 2013#542094.41
Jul 8, 2013#542094.41
Jul 7, 2013#562094.41
Jul 6, 2013#572094.41
Jul 5, 2013#592077.25
Jul 4, 2013#592077.25
Jul 3, 2013#592077.25
Jul 2, 2013#582077.25
Jul 1, 2013#592077.25
Jun 30, 2013#572077.25
Jun 29, 2013#841875.76
Jun 27, 2013#841875.76
Jun 26, 2013#821882.90
Jun 25, 2013#821889.01
Jun 24, 2013#821889.01
Jun 23, 2013#761925.60
Jun 22, 2013#751925.60
Jun 21, 2013#751925.60
Jun 20, 2013#841863.50
Jun 19, 2013#841863.50
Jun 18, 2013#841863.50
Jun 17, 2013#851819.54
Jun 16, 2013#821853.37
Jun 14, 2013#801853.37
Jun 12, 2013#831853.37
Jun 9, 2013#861853.37
Jun 8, 2013#851853.37
Jun 7, 2013#811853.37
Jun 6, 2013#811853.37
Jun 5, 2013#811853.37
Jun 4, 2013#811853.37
Jun 3, 2013#811853.37
Jun 2, 2013#811853.37
May 30, 2013#651958.73
May 20, 2013#641958.73
May 13, 2013#621972.50
May 6, 2013#581972.50
Apr 29, 2013#552010.96
Apr 22, 2013#901698.85
Apr 15, 2013#911720.15
Apr 8, 2013#941710.42
Apr 1, 2013#851774.03
Mar 25, 2013#641962.05
Mar 18, 2013#941760.84
Mar 11, 2013#681854.31
Mar 4, 2013#881766.31
Feb 25, 2013#841760.23
Feb 18, 2013#1081656.98
Feb 11, 2013#1101656.98
Feb 4, 2013#1061656.98
Jan 28, 2013#1011656.98
Jan 21, 2013#991643.85
Jan 14, 2013#1001641.14
Jan 7, 2013#1671356.17
Dec 31, 2012#1551437.44
Dec 24, 2012#1821269.78
Dec 17, 2012#1641342.97
Dec 10, 2012#1351410.63
Dec 3, 2012#1451410.63
Nov 26, 2012#1161507.98
Nov 19, 2012#1171507.98
Nov 12, 2012#981577.32
Nov 5, 2012#981577.32
Oct 29, 2012#961585.99
Oct 22, 2012#1021585.99
Oct 15, 2012#1091580.16
Oct 8, 2012#1091589.01
Oct 1, 2012#771704.17
Sep 24, 2012#511881.38
Sep 17, 2012#461908.12
Sep 10, 2012#401958.31
Sep 3, 2012#431958.31
Aug 27, 2012#411973.42
Aug 20, 2012#391967.59
Aug 13, 2012#381967.59
Aug 6, 2012#381967.59
Jul 30, 2012#391967.59
Jul 23, 2012#461923.74
Jul 16, 2012#451923.74
Jul 9, 2012#651800.49
Jul 2, 2012#601807.00
Jun 25, 2012#611807.00
Jun 18, 2012#381958.21
Jun 11, 2012#252085.07
Jun 4, 2012#242097.94
May 28, 2012#282038.37
May 21, 2012#272038.37
May 14, 2012#222130.82
May 7, 2012#242130.82
Apr 30, 2012#202130.82
Apr 23, 2012#172193.33
Apr 16, 2012#142217.72
Apr 9, 2012#182217.72
Apr 2, 2012#152281.04
Mar 26, 2012#351941.97
Mar 19, 2012#272006.46
Mar 12, 2012#471805.71
Mar 5, 2012#461805.71
Feb 27, 2012#541762.11
Feb 20, 2012#521762.11
Feb 13, 2012#521771.90
Feb 6, 2012#511771.90
Jan 30, 2012#501771.90
Jan 23, 2012#621692.86
Jan 16, 2012#631695.97
Jan 9, 2012#851562.69
Jan 2, 2012#1051512.79
Dec 26, 2011#1111528.80
Dec 19, 2011#601584.76
Dec 12, 2011#461661.46
Dec 5, 2011#481645.45
Nov 28, 2011#411698.98
Nov 21, 2011#451698.98
Nov 14, 2011#451698.98
Nov 7, 2011#481698.98
Oct 31, 2011#421698.98
Oct 24, 2011#281812.09
Oct 17, 2011#211849.90
Oct 10, 2011#381685.25
Oct 3, 2011#331699.71
Sep 26, 2011#371699.71
Sep 19, 2011#351699.71
Sep 12, 2011#351722.03
Sep 5, 2011#331722.03
Aug 29, 2011#301730.49
Aug 22, 2011#291730.49
Aug 15, 2011#301743.27
Aug 1, 2011#291743.27
Jul 25, 2011#531590.52
Jul 18, 2011#531581.35
Jul 11, 2011#501581.35
Jul 4, 2011#921437.09
Jun 27, 2011#691521.27
DatePoY 2013 rankScore
Jan 8, 2014#19813.30
Dec 26, 2013#19813.30
Dec 19, 2013#19813.30
Dec 11, 2013#57617.32
Dec 4, 2013#54617.32
Nov 27, 2013#53617.32
Nov 20, 2013#52617.32
Nov 13, 2013#51617.32
Nov 6, 2013#51617.32
Oct 30, 2013#50617.32
Oct 23, 2013#47617.32
Oct 16, 2013#39617.32
Oct 9, 2013#32617.32
Oct 2, 2013#30617.32
Sep 25, 2013#29617.32
Sep 11, 2013#26617.32
Sep 4, 2013#20617.32
Aug 28, 2013#13617.32
Aug 8, 2013#11617.32
Jul 31, 2013#11617.32
Jul 25, 2013#11617.32
Jul 18, 2013#10617.32
Jul 13, 2013#9617.32
Jul 12, 2013#9617.32
Jul 11, 2013#9617.32
Jul 10, 2013#9617.32
Jul 9, 2013#9617.32
Jul 8, 2013#9617.32
Jul 7, 2013#9617.32
Jul 6, 2013#9617.32
Jul 5, 2013#21525.21
Jul 4, 2013#19525.21
Jul 3, 2013#19525.21
Jul 2, 2013#19525.21
Jul 1, 2013#19525.21
Jun 30, 2013#17525.21
Jun 29, 2013#36443.39
Jun 27, 2013#36443.39
Jun 26, 2013#36443.39
Jun 25, 2013#35443.39
Jun 24, 2013#35443.39
Jun 23, 2013#33443.39
Jun 22, 2013#33443.39
Jun 21, 2013#33443.39
Jun 20, 2013#50392.38
Jun 18, 2013#50392.38
Jun 17, 2013#74348.40
Jun 16, 2013#73348.40
Jun 14, 2013#66348.40
Jun 11, 2013#61348.40
Jun 10, 2013#54348.40
Jun 9, 2013#54348.40
Jun 8, 2013#54348.40
Jun 7, 2013#50348.40
Jun 6, 2013#45348.40
Jun 5, 2013#43348.40
Jun 4, 2013#42348.40
Jun 3, 2013#42348.40
Jun 2, 2013#42348.40
May 31, 2013#40348.40
May 20, 2013#37348.40
May 13, 2013#34348.40
May 6, 2013#21348.40
Apr 29, 2013#19348.40
Apr 22, 2013#54244.36
Apr 15, 2013#51244.36
Apr 8, 2013#41244.36
Apr 1, 2013#39244.36
Mar 25, 2013#39244.36
Mar 18, 2013#101175.25
Mar 11, 2013#62175.25
Mar 4, 2013#102145.92
Feb 25, 2013#84145.92
Feb 18, 2013#147115.61
Feb 11, 2013#134115.61
Feb 4, 2013#98115.61
Jan 28, 2013#65115.61
DatePoY 2014 rankScore
Jul 23, 2014#22757.25
Jul 16, 2014#18757.25
Jul 12, 2014#22709.76
Jul 9, 2014#21709.76
Jul 5, 2014#26685.66
Jul 2, 2014#23685.66
Jun 25, 2014#32623.60
Jun 18, 2014#42540.77
Jun 14, 2014#29540.77
Jun 11, 2014#27540.77
Jun 7, 2014#42462.68
Jun 4, 2014#56418.61
May 28, 2014#61389.99
May 21, 2014#57389.99
May 14, 2014#56389.99
May 7, 2014#53389.99
Apr 30, 2014#34389.99
Apr 23, 2014#64316.76
Apr 16, 2014#428142.15
Apr 9, 2014#409142.15
Apr 2, 2014#400142.15
Mar 27, 2014#331142.15
Mar 19, 2014#261142.15
Mar 12, 2014#219142.15
Mar 5, 2014#191142.15
Feb 26, 2014#177142.15
Feb 19, 2014#161142.15
Feb 12, 2014#144142.15
Feb 5, 2014#106142.15
Jan 29, 2014#56142.15
Jan 23, 2014#50142.15
Jan 15, 2014#48142.15

Yearly summary

YearEarningsWinsTop 10
2014$561,12403
2013$954,55004
2012$647,88605
2011$493,37204
2010$905,49802
2009$1,017,73412
2008$105,90602
Total$4,686,070122

Bio of Olivier Busquet

Now recognized as one of the toughest competitors in both live and online poker, Olivier Busquet actually got a late start in the game, but he has been making up for lost time over the past three years.

Born August 22, 1981 in New York City, Olivier had many passions as he grew up. At the age of six, he picked up chess through his father’s tutelage and became a formidable foe in tournament chess. Once in high school, his athletic talents came to the forefront, with Busquet excelling in both basketball (he was an all-NYC basketball player and scored more than 1000 points in his high school career) and track (running a 4:30 mile and becoming a league champion in both 800m and 1600m events).

Upon graduation from Trinity High School, Olivier was accepted to Cornell University on the strength of his high school performance and a perfect math SAT. He originally planned on studying mathematics but, by the time he had graduated, he had earned a degree in philosophy. Busquet then moved into the financial world, working on Wall Street following graduation from Cornell before moving on to a large hedge fund management firm in Connecticut.

Poker wasn’t a part of his life until the mid-2000s, when he was first exposed to the game. “A friend of mine from high school brought me to an old friend’s house,” Olivier said in an interview with Poker News Daily in 2009. “I never really played and walked into a room with young 20 year-old, confident kids and was intimated. I ended up losing money and that piqued my interest a bit.”

The sting of losing only drove Olivier to fully delve into the world of poker, which has become a lucrative outlet. He first entered into the online poker world in 2006 where, using the screen names “livb112” and “Adonis112,” Busquet began to correct the errors he had made in that previous home game. He steadily became one of the toughest online poker players in the game, earning over $2 million in heads up cash games. His tournament skills were also honed in the online arena, where Olivier has over $419,000 in earnings as of June 2011.

In 2008, having honed his poker game to excellence, Olivier entered into the live tournament poker world. His first cash, a second place finish in a $300 NLHE tournament for a $7863 score, was in an event during the East Coast Poker Championships at the Turning Stone Casino and Resort. Later in 2008, Busquet would make his first trek to Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker, earning his first cash in a $2000 NLHE event.

While it may have been a slow start, 2009 saw Busquet’s live tournament poker skills blossom. Three cashes at the 2009 WSOP led to his first venture into the World Poker Tour at the Borgata Poker Open in the fall. In what was one of the largest fields in WPT history (1018 players), Olivier overcame a 20:1 chip disadvantage during heads up play against Jeremy Brown to capture his first major tournament poker championship. The victory not only put Olivier on the live poker map but also gave him a $925,514 bankroll boost, his largest lifetime cash as of June 2011.

Since that breakthrough on the WPT, Olivier has only continued to add to his tournament poker resume. He has seven other final table finishes in three short years, with 23 cashes to his credit. Busquet has earned $2.23 million in live tournament poker; added with his online tournament earnings, he is approaching $3 million in tournament winnings since 2006.

Olivier has been a staple of televised poker in the United States, with appearances on “High Stakes Poker” and the National Heads Up Poker Championships under his belt. Busquet has stated that one of his goals in the tournament poker world is to capture poker’s elusive “Triple Crown” – championships on the WPT, WSOP and EPT stages.

Away from the tables, the dapper Olivier is happily married to his wife, Lorelei, and acts as stepfather to her two children. He is active in charitable work around New York and hopes to become more active in several other facets of life in an attempt to balance himself between the “real” world and the poker world.

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