Greg Himmelbrand’s Journey to Becoming a Poker Millionaire


Being a poker millionaire. It’s something most players dream of, but few are able to achieve. Seven-figure scores are few and far between, meaning the best way to earn the “1M” badge on Hendon Mob is the hard way – to grind it out. That’s just what 33-year-old Greg Himmelbrand has done over the past five years.

Himmelbrand’s story is an aspiring one for the thousands of players putting in their dues hoping for a return. Things started slow for the Queens, New York native, winning just $1,576 and $1,409 in 2011 and 2012 respectively. Then, in 2013, he had a career year with $532,401 in cashes, which he followed up a year later by winning $256,861. So far in 2015, Himmelbrand has improved on that amassing $294,692 in cashes, which includes a Mid-States Poker Tour title and his first World Series of Poker Circuit gold ring. All told, Himmelbrand boasts $1,086,938 in lifetime cashes. Read More