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Riippis 11-28-2007 02:20 PM

Who are the top pros that have built their bankroll by playing poker ?
 
As everybody know there are 3 type of pros. 1. Those who have built their bankroll by grinding cash games. 2. Those who have just won big tournament and 3. Those who have got their money from somewhere else.

What I know for example Ivey, Sbrugby, PA have built their bankroll starting from absolut 0 where Guys like Negreanu, Farha and Elezra have gotten money to play from somwhere else. Then there are also theese guys like Gold and all other WSOP main event winners who have just won a big tuornament a declared "im a pro". But what about other well known high stakes players ?

budblown 11-28-2007 02:25 PM

Re: Who are the top pros that have built their bankroll by playing poker ?
 
I thought Negreanu came up thru poker?

OSUGreg1983 11-28-2007 02:25 PM

Re: Who are the top pros that have built their bankroll by playing poker ?
 
My guess would be family money or other business investments, learned the game and turned pro. I don't have any examples though.

I wouldn't wanna be backed, too much pressure and paranoia. As if gambling for a living doesn't contain enough of this already.

benhoug 11-28-2007 02:37 PM

Re: Who are the top pros that have built their bankroll by playing poker ?
 
DN was a 40 hour a week grinder for a lot of years before the tourney success.

btmagnetw 11-28-2007 02:46 PM

Re: Who are the top pros that have built their bankroll by playing pok
 
erm pretty much every other high stakes player grinded their way up. people like farha, elezra, guy (hint: the bad players, NO WAI) are the exception to the rule. so we could name people like brunson, and harmon, but i think you already know the answer to all of them.

and yes, DN grinded his way up.

Riippis 11-28-2007 02:47 PM

Re: Who are the top pros that have built their bankroll by playing poker ?
 
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DN was a 40 hour a week grinder for a lot of years before the tourney success.

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I think I have heard that he had quite a fortune when he started playing poker.

STA654 11-28-2007 02:49 PM

Re: Who are the top pros that have built their bankroll by playing pok
 
He was a high school drop out when he started playing poker...

teddyFBI 11-28-2007 02:52 PM

Re: Who are the top pros that have built their bankroll by playing pok
 
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DN was a 40 hour a week grinder for a lot of years before the tourney success.

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I think I have heard that he had quite a fortune when he started playing poker.

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Nope

Riippis 11-28-2007 02:54 PM

Re: Who are the top pros that have built their bankroll by playing pok
 
Oh.. And then there is also group 4 : Guys like Matusow who get millions from sponsorship deals and then dump those millions to Full Tilt.

benhoug 11-28-2007 02:59 PM

Re: Who are the top pros that have built their bankroll by playing poker ?
 
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DN was a 40 hour a week grinder for a lot of years before the tourney success.

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I think I have heard that he had quite a fortune when he started playing poker.

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I think you heard wrong. Here are a few early cardplayer articles that chronicle DN's grinding days:

http://www.cardplayer.com/author/article/all/36/4814

http://www.cardplayer.com/author/article/all/36/6468

http://www.cardplayer.com/author/article/all/36/4644

http://www.cardplayer.com/author/article/all/36/7134

The above one is pretty funny - about the first time he met Harman

http://www.cardplayer.com/author/article/all/36/4496

http://www.cardplayer.com/author/article/all/36/7237


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