Ross Taylor

Poker or Bridge – which is tougher?

I found this interview of Steve Weinstein – a noted bridge winner and also a serious poker player. Steve won a big tournament earlier this year in Borgata and cashed more than $658,000.

And of course, he has won more money in the Cavendish than any other bridge player ever, and has won the event I believe 6 times.

“SPG: You’re also a master at the card game bridge. Which is harder to get good at, poker or bridge?

SW: Bridge is a far more difficult game. You really can’t be a prodigy in bridge like you can be in poker. It takes years to become anywhere near a master at bridge.

SPG: So, you think bridge requires more skill, then?

SW: Yeah, it does. Bridge is a terrible gambling game because it’s very obvious when people are better than you. Poker has similarities to backgammon where people can just roll the dice, and poker is a tremendous gambling game because there’s a lot of skill, but it’s not a game of absolute information and absolute skill. Bridge also doesn’t have absolute information, but there’s much more because you have 13 cards per person with four people, and the combinations are just so extreme that … bridge is by far a much more complicated and more difficult game.”

And the full interview is at :

Steve’s live tournament cashes are listed below

Steven Weinstein Poker Results

40th World Series of Poker 2009

Event #56 – WSOP No Limit Hold’em Six Handed

60th $12,561 Jun 30, 2009
Borgata Winter Poker Open

Event #14 – Spotlight No Limit Hold’em Championship

1st $658,405 Jan 25, 2009
Foxwoods Poker Classic / WPT Event Season 6

WPT No Limit Hold’em Championship

10th $33,915 Apr 8, 2008
Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic / WPT Season 6

No Limit Hold’em

24th $8,200 Dec 8, 2007
Borgata Poker Open / WPT Season 6

Event #12 – WPT No Limit Hold’em Championship

11th $70,616 Sep 20, 2007
Bellagio Cup III

WPT No Limit Hold’em Championship Bellagio Cup

94th $15,490 Jul 15, 2007
38th Annual World Series of Poker

Event #52 – WSOP No Limit Hold’em

35th $16,133 Jul 2, 2007
Bellagio Cup II Tournament

Spotlight Main Event – No Limit Hold’em Bellagio Cup II

49th $12,470 Aug 10, 2006
Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure – WPT Event Season 4

WPT No Limit Hold’em

93rd $10,700 Jan 10, 2006


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