With $3,320,773 collected over 53 live tournament cashes - as of his March 11, 2011 9th place finish in Shootout No Limit Hold'em at The Big Event, following a first place victory in The Big Event's No Limit Hold'em Main Event - Victor Ramdin has made an impressive career out of the game he stumbled upon by accident in 2002.
Born Annand Mahendra Ramdin in Georgetown, Guyana in 1968, he was raised in The Bronx, New York, where he picked up the name "Victor". A prosperous business owner and real estate investor, Victor Ramdin happened to notice a poker game
in progress while at a bar one day in 2002. Intrigued, Victor requested instruction on the essentials of game play. By the end of that year, Victor Ramdin cashed at two final tables in the 2002 US Poker Championship in Limit Hold'em and Limit Omaha Hi/Lo.
The results were encouraging, and Ramdin decided to make the trip to Las Vegas for the 2003 World Series of Poker. After a 20th place finish in a Pot Limit Hold'em event, Victor also finished in the money of the Main Event, outlasting all but 28 of the 838 other players, for a prize of $35,000.
Ramdin continued to pick up tournament cashes throughout 2003, but his first poker tournament victory came in 2004 in a WPT $500+$50 Limit Hold'em preliminary event for over $65K. His second first place finish came two years later in the prestigious WPT No Limit Hold'em Championship at the Foxwoods Poker Classic, where Victor Ramdin landed a coveted WPT title and $1,331,889.
Going on to finish 11th in the Five-Star World Poker Classic WPT No Limit Hold'em Championship only weeks later, Victor Ramdin rounded out 2006 with with three money finishes in WSOP events, another cash in a WPT Main Event, and a 15th place cash in the WSOP Circuit No Limit Hold'em Championship in Atlantic City.
From 2007 to 2010, Victor Ramdin cashed in 25 poker tournaments
, four of which he finished at the final table. In January of 2011, Victor won the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $1,500+$100 No Limit Hold'em event for just under $50K. Less than two months later, Ramdin scored a $500K win in The Big Event No Limit Hold'em Main Event at the Bicycle Casino, picking up a 9th place finish in the No Limit Shootout event days later.
Also recognized for his philanthropic efforts to improve the quality of medical treatment for the people of his native country of Guyana, Victor regularly donates one quarter of his poker tournament profits to the charity organization, Guyana Watch. Victor is a member of Team PokerStars, and plays online poker
under the screen name "VictorRamdin".