After busting top pro Tristan Wade out and finishing in 46th place in Event 1, Ryan Haft’s cool demeanor and distinctive look caught the attention quite a few players here at the Seminole Hard Rock Rock N’ Roll Poker Open.
The Miami, FL resident mostly plays on-line but has also tries to squeeze in as much time as possible at the live tables. “I try to play a little every day. But I’m traveling so much it’s hard to stay in one place to get to play.”
Music production takes up most of Ryan’s time. Haft has traveled the world with various bands. He’s a rocker through and through and has even helped bring entertainment to guests here at Seminole Hard Rock-Hollywood. “I’ve done production for the Beatles cover band here and even did production for Jeff The Brotherhood when they opened here for Weezer.”
Poker isn’t in the cards as a career right now but he has had solid success. Playing under the name “kraftsingle”, he’s put up over $66,000 in on-line cashes with his biggest being around $9,000. He just had his biggest live score last week picking up $1,700.
This is his second series he’s played here at Seminole Hard Rock-Hollywood and enjoys the getting in the action. “It’s an incredible environment, incredible staff and the structures are great too. I know that’s what everyone says but it’s the truth.”
Haft will have the rest of the week to try to put some more cash in his pocket before he hits the road again for his music career. But watch out for this up and coming player as he tries to go out of this series with some serious noise. You can follow Ryan on Twitter at @choochPoker.