Johnny Moss

May 11, 2021 at 3:23 am

Johnny Moss Johnny Moss was born in Marshall, Texas in 1907. He had the nickname “The Grand Old Man of Poker “ and was the first winner of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event. Today he is still regarded as one of the greatest poker players to have ever played the game and won nine WSOP Poker events and eight bracelets. Johnny Moss was one of the indictees into the Prestigious Poker Hall of Fame in 1979.

His Career

During Johnny Moss’s initial Poker career, there was no access to resources when it came to Poker, and he learnt about the game by being an overseer. Johnny started off his career in the field of Poker long before the launch of legal casinos, poker rooms and major tournaments. He would travel from one casino to the next to play at their tables. In a nutshell, he was a travelling gambler who earned his living on the road.

Moss did not tolerate cheaters, and during one of his card games in a backroom, he noticed a peephole in the ceiling which allowed the house to spy on the cards that the players were holding. Moss always carried a pistol with him, and he told the house that if the spy did not come down and cover the hole, he would not hesitate to open fire on the ceiling. The house tried to call his bluff and Johnny let off a few rounds, and the man in the ceiling was injured. He also played against Nick the Greek in a five-month-long Heads up poker marathon where Moss won $4 million at the end of the game. The game between these two poker legends is said to be the one that birthed the World Series of Poker.

This Poker legend died at the age of 88 in 1995.

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Brynn Kenney

February 20, 2021 at 3:22 am

Brynn Kenney This American professional poker player from Long Beach New York has no problem putting half of his net worth on the line. He has gone from having millions of dollars to being broke 4 or 5 times in his gambling career.

No other poker player has ever accumulated winnings like Brynn Kenney and he is the #1 all-time ranked player in earnings, with a current net worth of $56 million. Brynn has always had a passion for games which started at a young age, in particular, the more cerebral games. He was also a bit of an outsider due to him dressing and acting differently to other children. He had a photographic memory which became useful when playing cards.

Professional Poker Career

Brynn crushed opponents in Magic, and by the age of 12, he was ranked #1 in the world for his age group. Playing Magic was where he met Justin Bonomo, Jose Barbero and Tong Gregg, all of whom would become outstanding Poker Pros.

Brynn had a craving for bigger prizes and decided to try his hand at Poker. In 2007 at the tender age of 23 he attended his first live cash tournament, and that’s where it all took off. In the years after 2007, Kenney continued to participate in live and online tournaments and continued to improve his skills and wins.

In 2014 he won his first WSOP bracelet and took home $150 000. A few years later Kenney beat Joe McKeehan the winner of the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event with a victory of $1687 800. By 2017 he was a household name in the Poker Industry.

Wrapping it Up

Brynn Kenney had a slow and gradual rise to fame. His 2019 win at the Trinity Million FOR Charity Event pushed him to #1 on the all-time winnings list cementing his status in a competitive world.