Casino News: Top 5 Biggest Poker Losers in History
February 11, 2021
Poker is a great game, never bet without skill and good bankroll management. What many people do not know is the enormous losses that some professionals have to bear.
With every great opportunity that poker
brings, comes the risk of losing a fortune. This brings many players into the
dreaded ranking of the biggest poker losers.
Most casual players stick to a budget that
they can afford to lose when playing poker, or simply looking for free online
However, those players who have spent years
systematically learning the game of poker are more likely to risk amounts of
money unimaginable to most.
The following are the top 5 poker losers
1. Gus Hansen
Although Gus Hansen was one of the most
successful live poker players in history, online poker has not been on his
side. Hansen’s losses are estimated to be around US$20 million, making Hansen
the biggest loser in poker.
2. Victor Blom
Blom came practically out of nowhere and
pocketed nearly US$ 7 million. After his appearance, professionals lined up to
play with him.
Several seasoned players won the newcomer
US$1 million before Brian Hastings took out Blom US$4.2 million. He lost US$7.5
million in total.
No one knew who was behind the Noataima
online poker account. After joining the circuit in 2006, he gained more
notoriety by losing an incredible US$7 million.
4. Patrik Antonius
Things started to go really bad for Patrik
Antonius after being the top winner at Full Tilt in 2009. He lost nearly US$4
million the following year citing back problems. The funny thing is, when his
health improved, so did his performances.
5. Di Dang
Despite being one of the most valued and
consistent gamers online, Di Dang couldn’t avoid a steep decline. In early
2009, Dang managed to lose US$2.6 million. In 2011 he decided to move away from
the poker tables and dedicate more time to his business.