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During the 1970s, he earned both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from the University of Illinois Chicago. He later taught at the Art Institute of Chicago.
By 2012, he had won close to $800,000 in poker tournaments.
He was born in New York City, and he later settled in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.
He and Phil Gordon both wrote books about poker.