Belgium recently made a great success with their soccer team, and they are also very successful in other sports. This country, which has a great history and great people is also home to several poker players who are making extraordinary results in this card game. Also, Belgium celebrated their National Day on July 21, and this was yet another reason to take a look at the poker lovers from this country. Read on!
David Kitai is currently considered the best player in Belgium with more than $10 million in recorded earnings from playing poker. He is a 38-year-old guy from Brussels, and nobody is likely to come near him in the Belgian All-Time. He has a total of 12 victories in his 12-year long career, and he managed to earn cash from poker a total of 123 times.
Another one of the Red Devils is Bart Lybaert who is often referred as a rising star in this game. He had recently made some really great results this summer in the World Series of Poker, although he was still behind people such as Shaun Deeb and Joe Cada. He finished 24th in the WSOP Main Event and managed to earn $262,630. Moreover, he won several other six-figure prizes, and we are certain that his time is yet to come.
Also known in the online world as “SpaceyFCB,” Kenny Hallaert is another rising start in Belgium. The total sum of his poker earnings is currently somewhere around $4 million, and his biggest cash was in the Main Event of 2016 when he finished on the 6th place and won a total of $1,464,258. Hallaert took rigorous coaching lessons from Fedor Holz and made a significant improvement in the game.
Mr. Neuville is someone to look up to as he currently has 75 years and a total of $4,552,164 of winnings in poker games in his pocket. His biggest win happened in 2015 when he managed to end up 7th in the World Series of Poker Main Event where he won a total of $1,203,293. Now, the story of Mr. Neuville is quite impressive as he started playing poker at the end of his career, in his 60’s. He was previously a vice-president of Hasbro.
Michael Gathy is one of two Belgian poker players to ever win a bracelet, the other one being David Kitai. Although Gathy is nowhere near Kitai when it comes to the poker cashes, he is still doing pretty good with a total of $2,549,779 in lifetime earnings. But what makes him special is that he did not win one but three bracelets which account for almost half of his earnings – $1,280,285. Just like Neuville, Gathy is a senior citizen who started playing poker very late in his life.