About online poker games professional winners

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About online poker games professional winners

Online poker can be very profitable or very costly, depending on your luck and skill level. In 2013, the top online winner was Niklas “ragen70” Heinecker who won a very impressive 6.3 million dollars. The next highest 2013 online poker winners were Ben “Bttech” Tollerene, who won 2.9 million dollars, and Alex “IReadYrSoul” Millar, with a winning total of 2 million dollars. However, for every winner, there are lots of losers. In 2013, Gus Hansen lost 8.4 million dollars playing poker online and MalACesia lost a whopping 3.7 million dollars.

From 2007 to present day, Phil Ivey from the United States has made over 19 million dollars and Patrik Antonius from Finland has made over 11 million dollars playing online poker. Americans, Dan Cates has pulled in over 10 million dollars in winning and both Di Dang and Phil Galfond have made over 7 million dollars each. All five poker super stars are regulars in the high stakes poker rooms on the Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars sites.

It is estimated that only about 10% of people who play poker regularly online win more than they lose in any given year, and that the majority of winners still do not make enough to actually support themselves with their poker playing. When spread out over several years, the amount of poker players who actually make substantial profits decreases even more, being only 2-4%.

The very best Professional poker players win about 50% of the games they play. To make a decent living playing poker online, one must win at least 25% of the games they play; for every thousand games played, a successful poker player needs to win at least 250 of them. For most people winning 25% or more of the poker games they participate in is near impossible, but for a few talented players it is achievable.

Like playing poker in a casino or gaming house, playing it online has its ups and downs. There are wins and losses. However, playing online allows people to play for longer hours and play multiple games at once, which can increase their winnings significantly. Although, big winners are few and far between, there are a few, and making a full time income or even getting rich, is possible for an extremely skilled and lucky player with online poker. The two biggest and most popular online poker sites are the ones that the big super stars play at Full Tilt Poker and Pokerstars.

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