David Vamplew

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David Vamplew is a professional poker player from Edinburgh, Scotland. He is best known for taking down the European Poker Tour London Main Event / UK Ireland Poker Tour Grand Final in 2010 for £900,000. The next day after winning the EPT trophy Vamplew came out victorious in the UKIPT Tournament of Champions.


Vamplew was born in 1987 in Fife, Scotland. He started playing poker at the age of 18, but only turned pro after graduating from the University in 2009. It was at the Edinburgh University that Vamplew got his poker education as he was unfamiliar with the game before. His first big tournament was the 2010 WSOP where Vamplew cashed in one event. However, the one he played after that changed his life forever. In September, 2010 Vamplew entered the EPT London Main Event for £5,000 and turned it into £900,000 in just few days.


Vamplew had a job delivering newspapers and worked as a lifeguard in high school and then worked in a supermarket when he was already steadying in university. However, as he was already playing poker at the time, he soon figured he could make more money playing poker than doing anything else. Vamplew graduated from the Edinburgh University in 2009 with a degree in math. However, at that time he still wasn't sure what he wanted to do with his life and deiced to give poker a shot.

World Series of Poker

So far Vamplew has six World Series of Poker cashes to his name. His first one came in 2010 when he finished 106th in the $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em event for just over $6,000. However, he did much better the next year. Although cashing in just two events, Vamplew made one final table and had a decent payday in the Main Event. At first he placed fourth in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed event taking home just over $140,000 and then finished in 268th place in the Main Event for more than $40,000. Vamplew then scored three more WSOP cashes in 2012 taking home a total of $9,000 in prize money.

David Vamplew's Top 6 WSOP Results

2011$1,500 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed4th$141,030
2012$1,500 No-Limit Hold'em / Re-Entry103rd$4,595
2010$2,500 No-Limit Hold'em106th$6,071
2012$1,000 No-Limit Hold'em140th$2,465
2012$1,000 No Limit Hold'em216th$2,015
2011$10,000 Main Event268th$40,654

World Poker Tour

Vamplew only cashed once in a World Poker Tour Championship event, however, he did it in style as he finished the 2011 WPT Venice €3,000 Main Event in third place. His first WPT cash out added €147,970 to Vamplew's bankroll.

European Poker Tour

The European Poker Tour has been the most profitable of all poker circuits for the young Scott so far. The biggest win of his career came at the EPT tables when Vamplew scored the first place finish at the EPT London £5,000 Main Event in 2010 taking home £900,000 in prize money. In 2011 he won a side event in EPT Tallinn. Vamplew bested the €1,000 No-Limit Hold'em tournament for €19,600 in prize money. In 2012 he collected €41,000 for the tenth place finish at the EPT Campione €5,000 Main Event.

David Vamplew's Top 5 EPT Results

2010London £5,000 Main Event1st£900,000
2011Tallinn €1,000 No-Limit Hold'em1st€19,600
2012Sanremo €900 No-Limit Hold'em / Turbo4th€9,500
2012Sanremo €300 No-Limit Hold'em / Ante Only Turbo5th€2,160
2011Loutraki €1,000 No-Limit Hold'em7th€3,500

Did you know?

  • If Vamplew's life was to be made into a movie he would like Quentin Tarantino to direct it.
  • Vamplew believes that of all poker players Phil Galfond is the best poker role model.

Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #6: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
75th $4,411
2012 EPT Sanremo
Main Event
62nd €12,000
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #56: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em
106th $6,071