Poker players have different career paths. But most of today's stars have gone through a difficult path to reach the top, starting at the micro-stakes. We'll explain who the poker community calls high rollers and provide tips on turning poker into an income source.

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High rollers in poker are people who play at the highest stakes. Online poker increasingly features expensive games. While tournaments with thousands of dollars in buy-ins were once rare, $5,000 and even $10,000 events regularly run online now. Though participant numbers are low, the prize pools are impressive.

Besides Timofey Kuznetsov (a cash game professional), the poker community also has several players who have reached the top of the All-Time Money List.

I apologize for the confusion. Let me provide a more detailed 100-word summary for each of the top 5 players on the Hendon Mob All-Time Money List.

Bryn Kenney (USA) tops the list with an impressive $65,195,994 in total live earnings.

His biggest score came in 2019 when he finished 2nd in the Triton Million for Charity event, earning a staggering $20,563,324. Kenney has consistently performed at the highest levels of poker, with numerous high-profile victories and final table appearances throughout his career. His success spans various poker formats, showcasing his versatility and skill as a player.

A sick cooler where Negreanu is about to river quad threes against Bryn

Justin Bonomo (USA) follows closely behind with $63,405,743 in earnings.

Bonomo's most significant win came in 2018 when he took down the WSOP $1 million Big One for One Drop event, securing a $10 million payday. He has been a dominant force in the poker world for years, with multiple Super High Roller series victories and consistent performances in the toughest tournaments around the globe.

Bonomo in a $25K high roller tournament

Stephen Chidwick (England) sits in third place with $57,372,473 in winnings.

Chidwick's largest cash came from his 4th place finish in the 2019 Triton Million, where he earned $5,368,947. Known for his exceptional skills in No-Limit Hold'em, Chidwick has been a regular feature at final tables in major tournaments worldwide, showcasing his ability to compete against the best in the game.

Chidwick in the 2023 WSOP Main Event

Jason Koon (USA) has accumulated $56,694,108 in earnings, placing him fourth on the list.

Koon's most notable victory came in 2018 when he won the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Montenegro, pocketing over $3.5 million. His consistency and success in high-stakes tournaments have established him as one of the most respected players in the poker community.

Jason Koon once played over $600k in high roller events in a single week

Dan Smith (USA) completes the top 5 with $54,402,891 in winnings.

Smith's biggest score came from his 3rd place finish in the 2019 Triton Million charity event, where he earned $8 million. Smith has been a prominent figure in the poker world for over a decade, with numerous titles and final table appearances in some of the most prestigious tournaments around the world.

Dan Smith playing a live MTT

The GipsyTeam Hall of Fame features many high rollers who significantly contributed to poker's growth. Several of the stars there made their fame in live events, but some also made it playing online poker, on many of the sites you may have tried.

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Some poker rooms and most live festival schedules include "High Roller" tournaments. The label signifies a high buy-in and the event's prestige. Stars often compete in these, like footballer Neymar's €100,000 tournament appearance at EPT Barcelona 2022.

See Neymar in yellow at the rear of the room

Players typically pay high roller *tournament* buy-ins directly, but you can satellite in for less, even online. Qualifying MTTs often start at a few cents. Find detailed live series schedules and satellite info on the GipsyTeam forum's live section.

GipsyTeam has many helpful articles on learning poker and the best places to play online. Study the poker rules and learn key concepts like bankroll management and required bets.

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Becoming a high roller is possible, but expect a challenging journey. Even profiting consistently at micro-stakes requires hard work to improve your poker understanding. As a beginner, avoid starting at high stakes. Play low or micro stakes first and build confidence (plus win rate).

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  • Consume free content: Quality articles and videos are readily available online. Check the GipsyTeam Telegram channel for new educational and entertaining poker videos weekly, appealing to experienced regulars and beginners alike.

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