The billionaire, Andy Beal, needed a big challenge back in 2001, and therefore he decided to play against some of the world's best poker players with sky high stakes. Even though he knew he was not even close to as good as the pros, he thought that betting huge amounts of money which the pros couldn't afford to lose would give him a great advantage at the table.
Anyhow, Andy Beal, played against players like Phil Ivey, Doyle Brunson, Todd Brunson, Jennifer Harman, and Gus Hansen. In the beginning nothing worked for the American billionaire and he lost around about 3.4 million dollars to Jennifer Harman, Todd Bruson and other pros.
Andy Beal refused to give up
The most people would probably have stopped playing after losing so much money in such a short timeframe. But not Andy Beal, because he still had plenty of money in the bank left and was longing for some revenge. When Andy Beal returned to the casino to play some more extremly high stakes, he won the enormous amount of $14,000,000!
After this, the billionaire got a lot of respect from the pros. But, there were still a few that dared to play against him. Phil Ivey, was one of them. He and Andy Beal played heads-up where the big blind sometimes could be over 190,000 US dollars! Phil Ivey, won many, many millions from Andy, and proved to the world that not even a billionaire could scare him. Andy Beal, ended up losing everything he had won plus some before he admitted himself defeated by the pros.