Even some of the most famous poker players of all time have struggled to manage their finances well, leading to them ultimately going broke. Not all of them lost everything they had because of their poker activity, yet they provide a valuable lesson in life that being a poker pro isn’t all glitz and glamour.
Synopsis Poker has been Matt Matros's passion since he was fifteen, playing dealer's choice for plastic chips with his friends on a Friday night. But Matt always had his eyes on bigger stakes. He wanted to be a pro. And in April 2004, at the age of 26, Matt scored his biggest win to date.
Poker pros and champions Tom McEvoy and T.J. Cloutier collaborated on this excellent book that focuses on both no-limit and the less common pot-limit Hold'em. Since no two players play exactly the same way, it is valuable that each weighs in with their thoughts on the best strategy for playing specific situations, stages, and hands in Hold'em tournaments.
The agent stopped representing this pro soccer player in 2005, and the matter was still in the works to be resolved, but until it becomes resolved, Riis has been listed as one of the pro players who have gone completely broke. 7. Lenny Dykstra. This former pro baseball player for the Mets, Lenny Dykstra, not only went broke, but he went to jail.
The poker pros playing in the game are going to be much better than you; after all they consistently beat a poker game twice as big as you play in. Consider how bad the suckers have to be in order to outweigh the fact that you are playing poker with pros who frankly play on a different level than you do.
Question for the Poker pros. Discussion. Do any of you have other sources of income? (Side jobs, businesses, investments etc) Poker has alot of variance so finding that second side gig for passive income would be great. Interested to hear your ideas! 7 comments. share. save hide report.
Unlike the situation with most professional poker players, when you ask if Mike Matusow is broke, the answer may depend on what day you ask. That’s just speculation of course, (and your definition of “broke”), but through the years, there has been never-ending speculation that the self-described “sick” degenerate is, or recently has, been broke.
Ungar was one of the most famous professional Poker players who went broke. Stu became a victim of drug and gambling addiction. He was one of the two people in poker history to have won WSOP three times. Stu started playing Poker in the 1960s to support his mother and sister after his father died.