While you were searching ways to start a business or how to get productive at work so you could get a petty raise, some guys were making real money through Poker. Poker is getting insanely popular among the youth around the world. If you are smart, and ready to make an effort to learn the real dynamics of Poker, you can rake in truckloads of money. Here are a few success stories which will motivate you to give Poker a try.
Mike McDonald is the youngest Poker player to win European Poker Tour and Epic Poker League. Mike was just 18 when he won EPT German Open in Germany, taking home a whopping $1.37 million. From that day, Mike never stopped winning and has piled up endless titles and millions of dollars. As of the start of 2015, Mike’s total worth stands at $11 million.
Phillip Dennis Ivey
Phillip Dennis Ivey Jr. or the “Tiger Woods of Poker” is hands down one of the best Poker players in the world. Having won ten World Series of Poker bracelets and one World Poker Tour title, Ivey’s net worth exceeds $100 million by most of the estimates. Ivey used to work in a telemarketing firm when he started playing Poker for fun with his colleagues and then decided to learn about the game and refine his skills.
Greg Himmelbrand used to deliver Pizzas for a local restaurant after graduating from College before he started taking Poker seriously. Himmelbrand took interest in random dealers choice games like card draw, Criss Cross, Follow the Queen and Stud before learning complex details of Poker. “I’d put $200 on the site and sit down at $1/$2 no-limit with the whole thing,” Himmelbrand said in an interview with Poker News. In 2013, he won $241,060 in a Poker match in Las Vegas and $243,630 in Borgata Fall Poker Open $560 Deep Stack. It has been a smooth ride since for Himmelbrand and he is piling up more money than ever.
Charlie Carrel, 22, was not happy in his university despite of being a bright student. So he decided to drop out and spend his days searching for his interests. One day, he casually bet around $12 in an online poker account and got lucky, getting back three times the original amount. Carrel decided to play Poker full time and in two years, he made about $1.9 million. He now actively takes part in Poker events. His biggest win till date is bagging about $1 million at the EPT High-Roller Grand Final event in Monte Carlo.
20-year old Zachary Gruneberg decided to bid farewell to college and play Poker full time. He won $510,520 in World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Gruneberg started playing Poker when he was just 13. His first win was $16,000 which he bagged acing a free-roll satellite match.
Nigel Williams, a bald 45 year-old man, won $2.7 million playing Texas Hold’Em at the Crown Perth Casino in Perth, Australia in September. Williams used to play roulette for fun before deciding one day to go on and give Poker a try. Williams used to work for a golf company, but after the win, he announced to cut down his work for 5 days a week instead of 7.
21-year old Scott Hall used to feel weird in college because his interests were English reading and writing while others around him were going insane over subjects that would help them make money in practical life. So Hall decided to quit and pay attention to online Poker. His lifetime winnings from Poker have a net worth of $1,243,793.