James Dempsey (poker player)

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James Dempsey
Nickname(s) Flushy, Dr. Demps
(The Norse Horse/MKKMOO)
Residence Brighton, United Kingdom
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 1
Final table(s) 2
Money finish(es) 4
World Poker Tour
Title(s) 1
Final table(s) 1
Money finish(es) 1
European Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 1
Information accurate as of 11 June 2010.

James Dempsey, known online as Flushy, is an English professional poker player from Brighton, England, who won a World Series of Poker bracelet at the 2010 World Series of Poker in the $1,500 Pot Limit Hold'em event[1][2] and a World Poker Tour title at the 2011 Doyle Brunson World Poker Classic.[3]

Dempsey's other activities include playing recreational golf and semi-professional bocce[citation needed]

World Series of Poker[edit]

At the 2010 World Series of Poker (WSOP), after winning his first bracelet in the 1,500 Pot Limit Hold'em event and earning $197,470, he made a smaller cash of $10,497 coming 69th in the $5,000 No Limit Hold'em event but then at the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship, he finished runner-up to Sammy Farha, while earning his biggest cash to date of $301,789.[1] At the 2013 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE), he had two cashes.[4]

World Series of Poker bracelets[edit]

Year Event Prize Money
2010 $1,500 Pot Limit Hold'em $197,470

World Poker Tour[edit]

In December 2011, Dempsey won the Doyle Brunson World Poker Classic, beating a field of 413 players and a final table that included Antonio Esfandiari (6th place), Vanessa Selbst (3rd place), and Soi Nguyen (2nd place.) Dempsey earned $821,612 for his win.[5]

As of 2011, his total live tournament winnings exceed $1,700,000.[6][7]


  1. ^ a b Butt, Robert. "James Dempsey - results". TheHendonMob.com. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  2. ^ Schult, Steve (2010-06-06). "World Series of Poker -- James Dempsey Wins Event No. 9". CardPlayer.com. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  3. ^ http://uk.pokernews.com/news/2011/12/james-dempsey-wins-a-wpt-title-7736.htm
  4. ^ http://www.rankinghero.com/en/players/24911/James.Dempsey/stats.html#block_lastparticipations_venue
  5. ^ http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/event.php?a=r&n=61878
  6. ^ Butt, Robert. "James Dempsey - stats". TheHendonMob.com. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  7. ^ Welman, Jessica (2010-06-06). "WSOP Winner Profile: James "Flushy" Dempsey". bluffmagazine.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2010-06-15.