What a legend Rick Salomon is. What an absolute legend. Talk about a guy who has done it all. He dated Paris Hilton, Pamela Anderson, and Shannen Doherty in their primes. Made the infamous “One Night In Paris” tape that was downloaded onto every college kid with Napster’s computer in the early 2000’s. And on the side he dabbles as a high stakes poker player, regularly playing nose bleed stakes and crushing. He’s made almost $10 million in tournaments, most in his last 4 results:
But he cleans up in cash games too, as you see in the video above, which has gotta be the most casual $1M pot ever won on TV. I’ve seen people with more enthusiasm watching paint dry and watering their lawn than Rick Salomon had while raking in close to 7 figures in one fell swoop. Didn’t even bat an eye. But that’s because he’s used to it. Just regularly scoops high six-fig pots on TV with any two cards.
When I grow up I want to be Rick Salomon. Or at least have him on the podcast.
He would be awesome on the podcast. He’s played in the highest stakes games like we saw in “Molly’s Game”, and probably has seen some shit that they wouldn’t even know about to put in a movie. Just some wild out of control things that are only legal in international waters.
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