It's better to be lucky than good... but it's even better to be lucky and good.
Darvin Moon’s lucky streak only lasted one tournament, but it was so insane that it has to make this list. Moon is a logger from Louisiana with minimal poker skills who rode the streak of a lifetime all the way to 2nd place in the WSOP Main Event. You truly have to see it to believe it.
Dan Colman is one of the best players in the world, but there’s no debating that he’s also been the beneficiary of one of the luckiest streaks of all time. The streak started in April of 2014 when he won the €100k buy-in EPT Monte Carlo Super High Roller for € 1,539,300. He then followed that up by winning $15 million for first prize in the $1 million buy-in WSOP One Drop. He followed that up with scores of $796k, $1.1 million, $1.4 million, $957k and $373k, all within the next 4 months! In 2015 he picked up right where he left off, taking 3rd in the next WSOP One Drop for $1.5 million.
Just like Dan Colman, Holz is an elite player whose skill played a huge part in his success. However, also like Colman, Holz had an insane streak of luck which helped to propel him among poker’s all-time earnings leaders. In May of 2015 he made the final table of the EPT Super High Roller in Monte Carlo for € 271,670. He then headed to Vegas for the World Series of Poker. As a warm-up, he took 2nd in the $300k super high roller for $3.5 million, 1st in the $50k high roller for $637k and 1st in the $25k high roller for $276k. He then went on to have his biggest win at the World Series, taking down the $111k One Drop for $4.9 million. After that, he announced his retirement from poker and a month later won the very next tournament he played, the €50k EPT Barcelona High Roller for € 1,300,300. A month later, he continued the insanity by taking 2nd place in the largest buy-in online tournament of all time ($102k buy-in) for another $1.1 million.
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