Who would not want to be the lucky player that got their name in this article? Obviously, all of us who love our poker and have ambitions of going pro with no other job to get in the way are definitely going to find a lot of fun in playing poker for a living. We want to be able to reach for the stars and pull down pots brimming with cash, but it is not an easy thing to do. Let’s take a look at where we would need to aim if we did want to win the largest pots and be part of history:
Doyle “Texas Dolly” Brunson vs. Guy LaLiberte – Texas Dolly, the real poker legend went head to head against the guy that made Cirque du Soleil in a TV episode of High Stakes Poker that has gone down in history as truly epic. It was a tough fought show down, but in the end old Texas Dolly hauled in a record for the show’s history, $800k in cash. Pretty amazing for a TV show win.
Tom “durr” Dwan vs. Phil Ivey – Remember the Million Dollar Challenge from Full Tilt Poker? Ivey and his pal durr went face to face in a big match with a blind that started at a grand. That alone got things off to a huge start and then things really heated up. In the end, durr pulled in $1.1 million – the biggest TV win ever.
Patrik Antonius vs. Isildur1 – We saved the best for last because we know online poker is the best of the best. Turns out, the largest pot ever won in all of poker was won by Antonius who defeated his unknown opponent to pull in $1.3 million. How is that for the luckiest online poker player ever on the web?