By: Queen of Hearts Paris
My husband and I are co-owners of the Texas Poker Store. He, o course, is known in the poker blogging world as “Pocket Bullets” Paris, so I have finally decided to take the name “Queen of Hearts” Paris; it’s only fair. I have to admit that he’s the bigger poker fan; after all, he’s the one who plays Texas Hold ‘Em once or twice a week with his poker buddies and stays up late playing poker online after I’ve drifted off to sleep. But that doesn’t mean I’m not interested in poker.
In fact, there’s one thing about poker that absolutely fascinates me, and it’s all about the money. It’s absolutely mind-boggling to me that a 22-year old kid can win $3 million + in one tournament, as did young German superstar, Fedor Holz, to start off 2016 with a bang at the Triton Super High Roller Series in the Philippines. It becomes especially amazing when added to the $1.5 million he pocketed in December at the Bellagio when he won the WPT $100,000 Alpha8 Las Vegas.
But that’s not even what I find the most fascinating part about the money in poker. What is even more enticing to me is what you can win when you come in third, like Devan Tang who won $1.4 million, or eighth, which earned Mike McDonald $351K. I mean, that’s not bad for coming in last. Of course, it can’t compare to the huge numbers the losing players take home in the World Series of Poker (remember 24-year old Josh Beckley who took home $4.4+million as the runner-up of the 2015 WSOP?)
The possibilities are endless and hope is always eternal when you make the decision to take a seat at one of the growing number of poker tournaments around the world.
I can’t wait to see how the money stacks up in the Aussie Millions!