Jonas “Liqqa” Gjelstad, leaving school early and moving to Thailand to become a professional poker player | 10 People Who Got Rich from Poker

The world of poker can change your life forever, and Jonas Gjelstad understood that. Jonas or “Liqqa”, as he is more commonly known as in poker circles, is a Norwegian professional poker player and sports bettor. Before getting into sports betting and creating Trademate sports, Jonas was a professional poker player.

Poker Tips from Pro Players Preben Stokkan and Ben Apart

Over the months of April and May, we released a series of videos on our YouTube channel featuring professional poker players Preben Stokkan & Ben_Apart. Stokkan has won over $2.2 million from live poker and specializes in NL Holdem Tournaments. While Ben_ Apart recently won $120,000 in a Sunday Million PokerStars tournament.

10 People Who Got Rich From Poker

Poker is much more than a game of chance. Actually, luck doesn’t play a big role in this game. Those players who rely on luck, usually end up empty-handed. Instead, poker requires a sharp mind and a particular set of skills.

Bryn Kenney, the richest man in poker | 10 PEOPLE WHO GOT RICH FROM POKER

Bryn Kenney is currently at the very top of Hendon Mob’s All-Time Money List. His total earnings from live poker tournaments stand at exactly $56,403,502.

Viktor Blom, A.K.A. ILSIDUR1, the record holder for the biggest loss in online poker history | 10 PEOPLE WHO GOT RICH FROM POKER

It’s true that Viktor Blom is not the world’s richest poker player. In fact, he’s currently number 555 in the All-Time Money List. So, why is he on our list of people who got rich from poker?

Mike Matusow, former prisoner and Trump-worshipping poker legend | 10 PEOPLE WHO GOT RICH FROM POKER

Not only is he one of the richest and most successful poker players in history, but Mike Matusow is also known for having beef with many other players. Nicknamed ‘The Mouth’, Mike Matusow is famous for being one of the biggest trash-talkers in professional poker.

Justin Bonomo, the Romeo with many Juliets | 10 PEOPLE WHO GOT RICH FROM POKER

Justin Bonomo is one of the richest and most successful poker players of all time. Still, his life outside the poker room is way more exciting. He lives in a luxury penthouse in a skyscraper on the Las Vegas Strip together with several wives. Bonomo is a self-professed polyamorist, who believes a person can have (and should have) several romantic partners at the same time.

Chris Ferguson, the Jesus of Poker who turned full Antichrist | 10 PEOPLE WHO GOT RICH FROM POKER

With a Ph.D. in computer science, Chris Ferguson is not your ordinary poker player. He’s a real genius when it comes to playing the game, something which has earned him millions.

Doug Polk, a poker pensioner at 31 who now plays Warcraft full-time | 10 PEOPLE WHO GOT RICH FROM POKER

Despite being only 31, the American poker legend has decided he’s had enough of poker. He’s retired early, with millions in his savings, as well as some really prestigious titles in his collection. We’re talking about things like three WSOP bracelets, for example.

Gus Hansen, the Great Dane who went on a $20.7M losing streak! | 10 PEOPLE WHO GOT RICH FROM POKER

Born and raised in Denmark, Gus Hansen is one of the most famous faces in professional poker. According to some, he’s also one of the most beautiful faces in poker! In 2004, People Magazine included him in the list of 50 Most Beautiful People in the world.

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