The best part about online poker, compared to live, is that if you want to know someone's lifetime results it's pretty easy to find out.
In live poker people win and lose money all the time and no one's really keeping track (sorry IRS). But online you can bring up a player's lifetime graph in a matter of seconds if you know the right places to look.
Here at PokerListings.com we know all the right places to look. We've used our know-how to bring you the top ten sickest graphs of all time.
Let's get started.
Now I have no idea who latouche83 is but as far as I can tell from his graph he broke even over low stakes sngs/tourneys for around 2,775 games before he luckboxed the sunday million.
He then decided to take some shots at bigger sngs with rather disasterous results.
Somehow, after donking away $140,000+ he finds it in himself to stop playing so high and books around $40k in profit. How he didn't donk it all away we'll never know.
Yes, the infamous Isildur1. First we have the infamous $5 million upswing (mostly thanks to Tom Dwan) followed by the $6 million downswing (most of it thanks to Brian Hastings).
And last we have his most recent foray into the high stakes cash games. When isildur finally does go completely broke he can charge admission to ride the rollercoaster that is his graph. (Comedy rimshot)
Nanonoko has one of the sickest, seemingly variance free, graphs of all time.
It looks so smooth because the guy puts in more volume than any player in the world. He shipped over a million last year at middle stakes alone!
7. Joe "jcada99" Cada
Hrmm what do we have here? Some small stakes, some more small stakes, some more small stakes, oooh a tourney bink and Main Event final table!
Cada followed that up with some (failed) shots at bigger games. According to his graph it didn't work out very well for him.
Xblink allegedlly turned $11 into just under a million in one month after binking an $11 PLO tourney on UB and then making an improbable run to the highest stakes of PLO on Ultimate bet.
A graph we'd love to call our own.
5. Yvgeniy "Jovial Gent" Timoshenko
Yevgeniy Timoshenko aka Jovial Gent was grinding pretty much all of the online tournaments before binking the 2009 WCOOP Main Event for a $1,800,000 score.
He then continued to grind those same online tournaments. Well, that, and he also won the Season 7 World Poker Tour Championship for $2,149,000 (not pictured).
4. Guy Laliberte
The Cirque de Soleil billionaire had a brief and incredibly costly love affair with nosebleed online poker in 2008.
Finding his graph is fairly tough because he hid behind a number of different names, Noatima, Lady Marmelade and Patatino, to name a few, but most people put the final tally at around minus $10.9 million. Just a drop in the bucket eh Guy?
Richierichzh was a somewhat serious poker player playing random tournaments whenever he found the time, until he shipped the biggest Sunday Million of all time and its $1.1 million first prize.
Richierichzh and his graph became an instant legend.
2. Ben Grundy
Ben Grundy posted his PLO graph, showing the world he's an almost $8 million winner over just 320,000 hands.
What's even more surperising is that he's playing nosebleed PLO and he's never had a downswing worse then 10bis. AND THATS AT PLO. Boomswitch much!?
1. Brian Hastings vs Isildur1
The biggest win in online poker in a single day belongs to Brian Hastings who, in a 2,900 hand session, took $4.2 million off the Swedish unknown Isildur1.
He managed to completely break Isildur1 who took a couple months off to help ease the pain of running $3 million under equity.
Those are the top ten we've found. If you've got one that's even sicker drop a link in the comments below.