re: Poker & How much are poker pros worth????
Originally Posted by fothizz
the thing that i wonder is if these players are makin all that money, who are they playing and getting all those wins from? i mean some people must realy suck at poker. i hope im not one of those guys that gets rich and loses it all to a pro.
Some of the players have been named above - the guys who play in the Big Game (Doyle, Barry Greenstein, Jennifer Harman, Johnny Chan, etc) make their money from the whales like Guy Laliberate and Andy Beal. Other purported high-stakes losers include Celine Dion's husband Rene Angelil and Lakers owner Jerry Buss.
At the levels below that it'll mostly be people who have money to burn from business or whatever. And at the lower levels, it's everyday gamblers. A lot of these people, you have to remember, are gamblers
, not poker players. Losing $10K playing blackjack
or craps might be normal to them, and they're happy to risk losing that money without thinking twice about it. It maybe doens't even occur to them that people make a genuine living playing poker.
Wannabe pros will play a big part too. They'll take money from one level to the next as well - they might be a winner at $2-$5, for example, but they'll go lose all that when they take a shot at $10-$20. Players who win big in donkaments then sit down in cash games that they don't have a hope in hell of beating serve much the same function.