At PokerListings.com we see a lot of poker - on the internet, in casinos, at the Gambler's Anonymous meetings we attend to recruit for our home games - and we know that just because someone's winning doesn't mean they're legitimately good at poker.
At least that's what we tell ourselves when those GA degens leave our games with all the money.
So just because Taylor Von Kriegenbergh has won more than $1.3 million since starting to play live a few months ago, it doesn't mean we're going to commit and say he's actually good.
Read on to find out why we think he might be.
Von Kriegenbergh came out of nowhere a few months ago with a fourth place finish at the Big Event at the Bike, winning $140,000.
One month later he found himself at the NAPT Mohegan Sun, finishing 18th out of 387 for $12,000 in the main event and then making the final table of the High Roller Bounty Shootout for $44,000.
All that was just a preamble, however, to his victory at the $10k WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown where he won $1,122,340.
Von Kriegenbergh seems to agree with us that skill isn't necessarily responsible for his success. In his winner interview Taylor immediately admitted, "My success is clearly 100% attributed to luck. That's how I've gotten this far."
While there's clearly some jest involved, Von Kriegenbergh has good reason to believe he might be luckier than most.
In the interview below Taylor explains, "My dad passed away about a year ago and I think he's like my guardian angel now. He was my best friend and now he's looking down from up above." We've got to say he seems like a good dude.
With four solid results totaling $1.3 million, in less than two months, we expect massive things from Taylor Von Kriegenbergh.
Check out the video below to get to know him a bit better.
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