Frenchman Nicolas Cardyn Joins Team IveyApril 13, 2013 2:13 pm
The number of pros joining the ranks at IveyPoker.com continues to swell and the latest pro to come on board Phil Ivey’s poker instructional site is the French tournament pro Nicolas Cardyn. Following announcement of the news, Cardyn said: “I feel really honored and proud to join the best poker team in the world. I can’t wait until IveyPoker launches!”
Cardyn has been cashing in at live tournaments since 2010, with his total career earnings now standing at $730,188. Having first studied Business Management at the University of Warwick in England, three years ago Cardyn’s poker career got off to a stellar start whilst undertaking an internship in Peru.
Nicolas Cardyn then won an online $10 re-buy satellite to the $3,500 buy-in 2010 Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) Punta del Este Main Event, where he finished runner-up to Nacho Barbero for $161,550. A few months later, Cardyn then also finished 2nd at the €1,500 Belgian Open Poker Championship Main Event for €135,470 ($188,532). Other impressive scores over Nicolas Cardyn’s poker career includes finishing 3rd at the €2k EPT San Remo for €101,600 ($148,083), and a strong run at the 2012 WSOP Europe, in which he finished in 11th place for €52,416 ($68,384).
Online, too, Cardyn’s results have progressed equally as impressively, with one of his most lucrative times coming between February and March 2011, when he managed to amass $330,000 playing online MTTs.
If fate had dealt him another hand, Cardyn said he would probably have become a trader in the City of London. Instead, he says he is delighted to be playing the game he loves so well for a living and currently divides his time between London and Playa del Carmen in Mexico. When he’s not playing poker, Nicolas Cardyn enjoys traveling, staying fit and playing soccer and beach volleyball.