People who went from rags to riches by playing Poker

Posted On 30 Sep, 2018 0

Poker is known to be a treasure chest if played with knowledge and wisdom. Hence, without any doubt the game has a mass competing against each other each hour of the day trying to prove their worth to the world by earning credits and the title as the Poker player of the era. In spite of a huge competition, we have a list of smart, hardworking and luck favoured people who achieved the said laurels and amounts of money which will keep your eyes startled at least a couple of hours in awe of wonderments of Poker.

Contrary to the myth that earning millions in the game of Poker is the matter of luck, we bring to you the fact that Poker is in fact the most strategically played game and yields the best when played with the head more than the heart. Let’s look at the enumeration of the people who believed in their Poker skills and made enormous sums of money:

  1. ‘Maratik’- ‘Maratik’, the Russian poker player won a sum of $5,200 WCOOP Main Event - the online equivalent of the WSOP Main Event - for $1,000,907.26.
  2. ‘SSS66666’- Following the Russian legacy set by ‘maratik’ a handyman from Russia recognized as ‘sss66666’ played his fortune and ended up making an insurmountable sum of $1.2 million!
  3. ‘Chris Moneymaker’- An amateur player, ‘Chris Moneymaker’ who outsmarted the Poker pros is now in the history with a booming win of $2.5 million
  4. Benny Chen- The regular restaurant manager won a whooping sum of $1.1 million and turned the tables for centuries to come as the world recorded the winning spin of Benny Chen.

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