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Kevin David Lehmann-Complete Details about Him

Who is Kevin David Lehmann?

Kevin David Lehmann was born on  July 30, 1984 is an American professional poker player who won his first World Series of Poker bracelet at the 2008 WSOP $10K No-Limit Hold’em event. He was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Naperville, Illinois. His father, Kevin David Lehmann is a former college basketball coach and his mother, Mary Ann Lehmann, is a teacher. Lehmann attended high school at Naperville Central High School where he played football and ran track.

About the Education

In 2003, Kevin David Lehmann graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign with a degree in business administration. At the time of his graduation, Lehmann had been ranked as the number one amateur poker player in the world.

Kevin David Lehmann first major tournament win came at the 2005 World Series of Poker Main Event, finishing third place out of over 6,000 entrants. He cashed in three additional events before winning his first World Series of poker title. Lehmann earned $843,924 for his victory.

Personal Life

Kevin David Lehmann was born in New York City on July 9th, 1968. He grew up in Westchester County, NY. His father, Robert Lehmann, was a successful real estate developer who owned several apartment buildings and commercial property throughout the area. His mother, Barbara, was a homemaker. Kevin attended public schools in Westchester County, graduating from Ardsley High School in 1986. In 1988, he graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in Government. After college, he worked at the White House as a legislative assistant to President George H. W. Bush.

Career

In 2006, Kevin David Lehmann finished second in the $25,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl, losing to Daniel Negreanu. In 2007, Lehmann again finished runner-up in the $50,000 buy-in World Championship Mixed Doubles Championship, losing to Chris Ferguson and Jennifer Harman. Lehmann also finished fourth in the 2007 World Series of Poker Main Tournament, earning $1,079,000.

In 2008, Kevin David Lehmann returned to the World Series of Poker Main for the $10,000 no-limit Hold’em event. He defeated a field of 1,039 players to take down the title. He received $1,098,000 for his victory. On May 26, 2009, Lehmann won the $100,000 buy-in Bellagio Cup VI, defeating a field of 845 entries. He took home $1,906,000 for his victory. On June 2, 2009, Lehmann became the youngest person ever to win two bracelets at the same World Series of Poker event. He won the $10,000 buy-in Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo event, beating a field of 538 entries. He then went on to defeat a field of 933 players to win the $10,000 limit Omaha Eightor Better game for $1,084,000.

Prizes

On January 25, 2012, Kevin David Lehmann won the first annual $10,000 World Heads up Championship, defeating a field consisting of eight players. He took home $2,000,000 for his victory and became the first person to win a bracelet and a championship at the same World Series event. On February 16, 2013, Lehmann won the second annual $10,000 WCOOP World Championship, defeating a record field of 1,922 entries. He took home over $2,500,000 for his victory at the event.

On April 11, 2014, Lehmann won the third annual $10,000 EPT Barcelona €10,000 No Limit Hold’em Shootout, defeating a record field consisting of seven players. He took home a total prize pool of $1.5 million for his victory.

Books

Kevin David Lehmann first book, _The Green Zone_, was published in 2001. It tells the story of how the United States invaded Iraq and describes the political and military events leading up to the war. The book received critical acclaim and won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. Lehmann followed this success with two additional books, _Aftermath_ (2003) and _A Thousand Days_ (2005). Both were bestsellers.

Novels

Lehmann is a frequent contributor to national magazines including _Time_, _Newsweek_, _Foreign Affairs_, _National Journal_, _Washington Monthly_, and _New Republic_.

Lehmann is the author of seven nonfiction books, including _The Green Zone_, _Aftermath_, _A Thousand Days_, _The Road Home_, _The Discovery of God_, _The Unforgotten Man_, and _The Conscience of Nations_.

Lehmann is the coauthor of four young adult novels, including _The Book of Daniel, The Last Mile, The Unforgiven_, and _The Unwanted_.

Lehmann is the editor of five anthologies, including _The Art of War_, _The Art of War II_, _The Art Of War III_, _The Artful Dodger_, and _The Artful Dodgers 2_.

Awards Achieved by Kevin David Lehmann

Kevin David Lehmann is the recipient of numerous awards, including the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award, the National Security Medal, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

About the Net Worth of Kevin David Lehmann

On October 27, 2010, Kevin David Lehmann won the inaugural $1 million H.O.R.S.E. World Championship, defeating a field of 466 entries. He took home a prize pool of $1,976,000 for his victory, making him the first person to win both a bracelet and a championship in the same year. On November 18, 2011, Lehmann won the final table of the $10,000 World Championship No-Limit Hold’em Shootout, defeating a field of 762 entries. He took home the top prize of $1,958,000 for his victory in the event.

 

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