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  1. well i was just curious about this br thing. I wonder which is or has been the biggest bankroll that a poker player ever had. Of course this has to be won in poker either by cash games or tournaments. Millionaires that put money to play doest count, the money has to be won in poker. ive heard david beyamine had 20 M br help anybody?
     
  2. Elky or Andy McLeod
  3. yeah, also how much????
     
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  4. I'd love to see a screenshot of $ on someones account exceeding 3-4 million dollars it'd wreak of awesomeness.
  5. I think Archie Karas is the obvious answer.
  6. Who was that guy that yoyo'd his bankroll back in the day from busto to like 40 million and back to busto... They did a little piece on him during the wsop... I doubt its him, but still pretty sick.

    Edit- LOL... I see the answer to my question came a minute before i posted.
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  7. Yeah, i know who you're talking about he went to vegas with like 100 bucks then had backers out there and ran it up to 40 mill then lost it all. he was considered like the most feared player at his time. But his name is vague in my head
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  8. Archie Karas made his money from casino games, not poker... the story ESPN used for him was bogus. Google him and read some articles, he lost alot of his money to poker players.
  9. NOt true. He lost a lot of money at craps in the end. He didnt lose a lot of money at poker he played mostly limit razz and stud and crushed souls. Including chip reeses a few times.
  10. I wonder about the BR of Doyle, Phil Ivey, Phil Helmuth, Durrr, Patrik A., Benyamine, and other players of the big cash games. I think Phil Ivey won the most from Andy Beal, the bank billionaire. I think he won like $17 million in one session against him.
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    Originally Posted by MstrFantastc View Post

    Archie Karas made his money from casino games, not poker... the story ESPN used for him was bogus. Google him and read some articles, he lost alot of his money to poker players.

    Maybe you should take your own advice. He lost most of the money on craps and another table game, not poker, don't remember. The casinos quit giving him odds in Craps. Google Sexton's Corner, there are about 15 articles about him. Good read.
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    Originally Posted by Rounder Rick View Post

    I wonder about the BR of Doyle, Phil Ivey, Phil Helmuth, Durrr, Patrik A., Benyamine, and other players of the big cash games. I think Phil Ivey won the most from Andy Beal, the bank billionaire. I think he won like $17 million in one session against him.

    yea but he had to split that amoung the corporation I believe.
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  13. Andy Beal...and Andy was down in that game 3 million..won 13 million then lost the 16 million. so they were not up the 17 million.

    see below our Wiki Andy Beal

    On February 5, 2006, Beal was down $3.3 million (USD). He then returned to the Wynn a week later, and won approximately $13.6 million from the Corporation during daily poker sessions from February 12-15.<sup id="cite_ref-CraigBluff_0-0">[1]</sup> The games resumed February 21-23, with Phil Ivey representing the Corporation against Beal at limits of $30,000/60,000 and $50,000/100,000. During these three days, Beal lost $16.6 million to Ivey.<sup id="cite_ref-1">[2]</sup>
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  14. Phil Ivey probably has the biggest BR ever of all times.
  15. It has to be Chip Reese. Most successful cash game player of all time for about 30+ years. I think I saw him in an interview once telling a story about when he was first in vegas he saw a game with a bunch of rich texans laughing and drinking in it and he sat down and won over a million from them and to them it was nothing, plus everyone liked Chip so im sure he had lots of action from ppl with $.
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  16. It's gotta be Andy Beal...the resources he had on-hand dwarfed what all of the Corporation could put together.

    Archie Karras is a great answer in terms of a guy who was willing to put everything he had in play.

    Another legendary name from the late 70s was Jimmy Chagra. Convicted drug dealer who had MILLIONS, knew he was going away for a long time, and wanted as much action as he could get for his money before he left. He scared the crap out of Moss, Doyle, Puggy, Benny Binion, etc., back in the day, just from the amount of damage he could do if luck ran his way.
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  17. good thread. I keep telling people about the guy who ran up to 40M and back down again, but can never remember his name. Archie seems like a pretty fun dude from the ESPN interview.
  18. Once again, if it has been accumulated from poker and poker only it has to be Chip Reese. Andy started in real estate then got into banking, then wanted to have fun with his money. Jimmy did not get his money from poker obv, and archie made and lost 40mil. I'm sure as anyone who has read or heard about Chip that 40 million over 30 years is far lower then his earnings had to be.... Chip ftw!!!!
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  19. and who owns the smallest bankroll of all times?
  20. 99% of online players who play badly are the smallest.
  21. even more... 99.5 i'd say so... :P
  22. i heard a guy called pablo escobar won like 7 billions or something playing plo and nl holdem in the 80s-90s..... is this tru ?? i doubt it but well who knows those are the rumors
     
  23. It's Bill Gates, and it's not even close. Only thing is he plays like 4/8 limit...
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    Originally Posted by grapsfan View Post

    Another legendary name from the late 70s was Jimmy Chagra. Convicted drug dealer who had MILLIONS, knew he was going away for a long time, and wanted as much action as he could get for his money before he left. He scared the crap out of Moss, Doyle, Puggy, Benny Binion, etc., back in the day, just from the amount of damage he could do if luck ran his way.

    Just did a search on this guy and wow! def. plan on some more detailed reading...very interesting stuff.
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  25. seriously, i wanna see some 8 fig screen shots
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    Originally Posted by grapsfan View Post

    It's gotta be Andy Beal...the resources he had on-hand dwarfed what all of the Corporation could put together.

    Archie Karras is a great answer in terms of a guy who was willing to put everything he had in play.

    Another legendary name from the late 70s was Jimmy Chagra. Convicted drug dealer who had MILLIONS, knew he was going away for a long time, and wanted as much action as he could get for his money before he left. He scared the crap out of Moss, Doyle, Puggy, Benny Binion, etc., back in the day, just from the amount of damage he could do if luck ran his way.

    Wasn't this the guy that hired Woody Harrelson's father to make the hit on Maximum John?
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  27. Russ Hamilton
  28. im prolly in the top 5. my stars acct has over 5k in it! obv brag.
  29. im pretty sure todd brunson said he was the all time big money winner in the big game at the bellagio fwiw.
  30. john juanda...read somewhere he started playing with like 100 dollars, had a good session and has just built on that bank roll from there with never going broke or putting anymore of his OWN money in poker...WOW now thats impressive
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