Tom Hudson took some time off to build an empire. Or at least build a life for him and his fiance that didn't require him to fly back an forth from Vegas to Iowa.
Hudson was born in Iowa and was primarily a cash Pot Limit Omaha player who was flying back and forth to visit his fiance, Tanja. Hudson says he saw the gold mine that was the e-cigarette business and wanted to stop smoking. He moved back and started 515 Vape and Disc Golf and hasn't looked back.
He's just now getting into tournament poker and says he's in the first week of a three-week stretch. He says he'd like to play against Phil Hellmuth just to razz him, Daniel Negreanu, and Tom Dwan.