Dan Bilzerian remains one of the most fascinating subjects in high stakes poker. And Bilzerian recently opened out about his high stakes play during an interview with sports reporter Graham Bensinger.
The King of Instagram discussed everything from his strategy of playing the richest people to how he once won $12.8 million from an opponent.
“That was kind of my thing about poker,” said Bilzerian. “I never want to be the best poker player. I just want to play against super rich guys that weren’t very good.
“I didn’t mind people thinking I was a rich trust fund kid. That helped me get into really good games.”
Bilzerian on Winning $12.8 Million
Bilzerian added, “At any given point, this guy, he’s a maniac, he’s a billionaire, at any point if this guy says all-in I’ve got to make a decision for $18 million.”
He went on to say that it was “one of the most stressful situations” he’d ever been in and caused him to lose some hair. But it was worth it in the end because Bilzerian made $12.8 million over several sessions.
Bilzerian Tries not to Think about “Losing a Mansion in Bel Air”
Dan Bilzerian plays for some unusual stakes against his rich friends. And this brought up a very unique subject when he was speaking to Bensinger.
“You try not to think like ‘Oh I just lost a mansion in Bel Air … oh, you just beat me for a Bugatti or Ferrari. You try not to think about it in terms of real money.”
He was referring to the same billionaire, who liked to bet in terms of mansions, cars, and other luxury items.
The interview clip is quite interesting, and you can see the whole thing below.