People from all over the world play online poker for many different reasons. Some do it to while away a few hours each night and maybe see if they can make a few bucks. Some players never play for real money at all and are happy to use either play money or play in a few free rolls now and again. The next level up would be those that take the game a little more seriously and track their hands, how they play, and manage their bank rolls carefully. Then we have the monsters of the game, the whales, those players out there that don’t just take it seriously, they live and die by their game.
If you think poker is simply a hobby for all that play it, then think again. A monumental amount of money can be won and lost at the tables. There are players out there that are barely out of college that have already earned more than most of us will ever make in our working lives. One of the highest earners from the young generation of upcoming player is Annette Obrestad, or as she in known online, Annette_15. At the tender age of 23, she has won millions of dollars and a day before her 19th Birthday she won the World Series of Poker Europe Main Event. However, i digress, the biggest hand I have heard of was…..
Isildur1 v Patrik Antonius
These two are two of the biggest online poker pros you could possibly ever see. Constantly playing the largest stakes available and grinding out the big wins. The hand was played at Full Tilt Poker back in the day when all the huge players hit the felt there. I won’t bore you with the details of the hand, let’s just say that bother players went for it! The hand was won in somewhere around the 45 second mark and Patrik Antonius with a straight, ace through 5 walked away $1.35 Million dollars richer. We are not talking about a tournament here that lasts for days and contains thousands of players, we are talking about one hand of poker, head to head. That one hand was probably worth more than most peoples’ homes, cars and all their worldly possessions put together. So next time a person tells you they play online poker for a living, possibly best if you don’t think of them as a loser!