The Most Famous Poker Players Who Went Broke and Penniless

May 19th, 2017

Poker is not for everyone. While it is a game of skill, there is an element of addiction in it. Perhaps the most important thing a professional gambler learns in his career is when to stop and walk out of the casino. But sometimes even professionals become victims of gambling addiction. In this article we’ll talk about the most famous players who fell from the limelight and went broke. Most Famous Poker Players Who Went Broke and Penniless Gavin Griffin Gavin Griffin won the World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet in 2004. He was the youngest ever poker player at that time to win the bracelet.  In March 2007, Gavin Griffin won the title at European Poker Tour’s No Limit Hold’em (EPT) competition in Monte Carlo after beating a whopping 700 other players. Gavin donated almost all of his money to cancer research after his girlfriend Amy was diagnosed with breast cancer. Gavin has distanced himself from Poker. According to the data compiled by Mediarex Enterprises in 2016, Gavin ranks at 4,455th position in the list of Poker players in terms of money. Stu Ungar Ungar was one of the most famous professional Poker players who went broke. Stu became a victim […]

The Most Famous Poker Fights and Brawls

May 15th, 2017

Poker is a game of nerves and emotions. Poker player usually don’t let things out of control, because calm and control over body are keys to a better game. But  things could go South pretty quickly when restraint is not shown from Poker players. Here are some of the most famous Poker fights and brawls. Johnny Moss VS Bar Room Brawler Legendary American Poker player Johnny Moss initiated a fight with a bar room brawler due to a $15,000 prop bet with his friend. Moss’ opponent was a big man, with a flawless fighting record. Moss grabbed his from behind and tried to get a quick win, but he was devastated and thrashed by the brawler. Moss was hospitalized for two weeks. The fight almost killed him. Sam Grizzle VS Phil Hellmuth Sam Grizzle is a professional American poker player who’s known to have a bad attitude and temper. Grizzle and Phil Hellmuth, the winner of fourteen World Series of Poker bracelets, got into a fist fight in 2003 during a match. It all started when Sam got mad at Phil for not covering a seat for him at the table. Sam asked Phil to meet him in the parking lot […]

Who’s Samantha Abernathy: One of the Sexiest and Successful Female Poker Players

May 3rd, 2017

Samantha Abernathy is a 25-year old gorgeous Poker player who’s been making headlines lately due to her impeccable Poker skills and prop bets with Dan Bilzerian. Samantha is from Las Vegas. Before starting playing professional Poker, Samantha used to work full time as a graphics designer in a digital agency, making games, software and apps.  When Samantha decided to play Poker, she resigned from her job and started to freelance with Poker. This helped her work more creatively in her professional and play Poker with more focus. Samantha says that during her job she realized that 9-to-5 wasn’t for her. She was on a holiday trip with Steve Aoki and Waka Flocka. Steve and Waka decided to go to Russia for winter Olympics, but Samantha decided to stay in Florida. One evening, bored, she went to a Poker room and somehow fell in love with it.  But Samantha says that working as a UX designer in the past helped her in Poker. She developed her left brain (logical) skills and right brain (creativity, intuitiveness) during her job years. These skills now help her in Poker. Samantha says that music and dance inspire her. She thinks that people who are genius […]