Originally Posted by adsthepro123
I don't know if i have ever heard of this player and have definately never seen him on any of the major tv shows. This is a huge amount of money to have as a bankroll, obviously if his bankroll was on such a rollercoaster ride i don't know if he is using the correct bankroll management, i would say he had a bad loss and went on tilt and lost it all, that is the only way to lose that much money.
He was featured in a few episodes of the WSOP Main Event in 2008 but other than that no, you wouldn't have seen him on any of the poker TV shows because:
1 - He's broke nowadays (he was staked in a couple of events in the 2008 WSOP, including the Main Event)
2 - As discussed above the vast majority of his bankroll was run up playing craps, not poker
. He's a gambler first and a poker player second. Or maybe he's a pool hustler first then those things second and third, IDK.
3 - Even when he is
playing poker, NLHE isn't his game. He specialises in stud games, razz in particular, and it's highly unlikely he'd have any kind of edge in a televised NLHE game outside of huge donkaments like the Main Event.
Now as I mentioned above, bankroll management will only affect the rate you lose at when you're playing -EV games like craps.
Anywho, for those who want to read the whole story here's the link to the first in a ten-part series on Karas that Tom Sexton wrote for Poker News
Follow the links at the bottom for the other nine parts. It's long but it's fascinating and it'll probably clear up a lot of the funny ideas people seem to have ITT