Zolotow has been on the poker circuit since 1988, when he finished in 5th place in that year's World Series of Poker $2500 Pot Limit Omaha tournament. In the years to come, he would earn bracelets for winning the 1995 Chinese Poker tournament (which also featured Doyle Brunson and Howard Lederer), and for winning the 2001 $3000 Pot Limit Hold'em tournament (which also featured John Juanda, Tom McEvoy, Kathy Liebert, Chris Ferguson and Scotty Nguyen.)
Despite his successes at the World Series, his biggest cash win to date came for a 4th place on the World Poker Tour's season 2 PartyPoker.com Million Cruise, which saw him sharing a final table with Scotty Nguyen, Barry Greenstein, Daniel Negreanu and eventual winner Erick Lindgren. Zolotow won $259,684 from the tournament's prize pool.
As of 2008, his total live tournament winnings exceed $1,800,000.
|1995||$5,000 Chinese Poker||$112,500|
|2001||$3,000 Pot Limit Hold'em||$243,335|