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"In any restaurant of this caliber, the chefs are in the same position, building relationships." -- Thomas Keller
Thomas Keller (born October 14, 1980 in Ann Arbor, Michigan) is an American professional poker player, residing in Scottsdale, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada. He is the brother of Shawn "Lightning" Keller.
Total Books: 32
Keller graduated from Stanford University with a degree in economics in 2002. It was at Stanford where he began playing poker, having been influenced by the movie Rounders. Like David Williams and Noah Boeken, Keller credits his experience of playing The Gathering as a helpful factor in his poker career.
In December 2003, Keller won the $281,525 first prize in the $2,500 no limit hold'em event of the Five Diamond World Poker Classic, defeating Allen Cunningham in the final heads-up confrontation.
He went on to defeat Martin "The Knife" De Knijff to win a World Series of Poker bracelet in 2004 in the $5,000 no limit hold'em event.
Keller also appeared on the World Poker Tour (WPT) Young Guns of Poker invitational, where he finished 4th. He is also a part of Robert Williamson III's Team America in the Poker Nations Cup.
Keller has been a primary columnist for Card Player Magazine since 2004.
He married his wife Andra on April 24, 2004. Andra gave birth to their first child, Kaylee Keller, in September of 2006. They are expecting their second child in late February of 2009.
Keller lost over 200 pounds after having gastric bypass surgery.
Keller cashed twice at the 2008 World Series of Poker including finishing in 61st place out of 6,844 entries in the $10,000 buy-in Main Event, earning $115,800.
As of 2010, his total live tournament winnings exceed $1,200,000. His 5 cashes as the WSOP account for $789,127 of those winnings.