|Full name:||Doug Lee|
|Date of Birth:||n/a|
|Birth Place:||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Residence:||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Nickname:||Canadian Super Bomber|
|Fun Facts:||Doug Lee defeated Jennifer Harman in 2005 at the WSOP Circuit event at the RIO Las Vegas to win his first Ring!|
Doug Lee might spend a ton of his time in Las Vegas Nevada or traveling the world, but still takes time to remembers his roots and mix it up with players from his poker beginnings in Calgary Alberta.
Currently 35th on the Canadian all-time money list, Doug already owns a World Series of Poker Circuit title and ring that came with a huge pay day at the RIO of nearly seven hundred thousand big ones. Far from an unknown amongst the Las Vegas regulars and super pros, Doug Lee has made himself one of the most recognized names in the poker community. Known most for his table talk and love of the limelight, like many other “vocal players” you either “love him or hate him”. Many that have actually met and played with Doug, including some very well known and respected players, will vouch that he is an all around nice guy in real life, but at the tables, expect him to work towards getting in your head. Those that can’t take a bit of prying, needling and table talk might find themselves off their game; entertaining outbursts, vibrant emotions and an out-going personality are part of the deal if your playing at Lee’s table. Take it or leave it, he’s one of those players that keeps people on their toes and never knowing what next to expect.
Track record wise, Doug Lee is already a poker made millionaire and far from a one hit wonder; after the big win in 2005, he followed up with an 8th place finish in the WSOP $2000 Pot Limit Event. The “Canadian SuperBomber” went on to his second WSOP $10,000 Circuit Event final table in ’05, finishing 8th at the Paris/Bally’s Championship. In 2008, Doug found himself in the final ten of yet another WSOP Circuit Championship, this time a 9th place finish in the $5000 Championship hosted by Caesars.
Lee is also well known for “owning” the Venetian Deepstack Extravaganza Events, in 2009 he was a series points champion with 1st and 2nd place finishes in the $1000 and $2500 events, fetching him a cool and combined $140,000 bankroll boost. Lee cashed 7 times over the 2010 Venetian Deepstack events; with around half of those final tables in large starting fields. Doug then finished the year with a win at the WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond Classic in a $1000 event, then followed it up with a respectable 17th place finish in the $10,000 No Limit Championship over the same series. So far in 2011, Doug placed 1st in a couple more Venetian events, winning a $550 early in the year for over $27,000, then repeating again in April.
Doug has a proven ability to bankroll himself for larger events by taking down the medium limits, at comparable buy-ins to many of the No Limit Events at WSOP. Doug’s success on the WSOP circuit is a feat few have matched and Doug’s experience playing the random masses has given him a knack for satellites, allowing for a ton of shots at the high buy-ins. Lee is a player who can grind felts across the globe non stop, so sooner or later there is a good chance things are going to click, the clasp on a bracelet included. As far as Alberta bred and Las Vegas seasoned poker players go, Doug is definitely the top of the list of world class contenders.