Lee Markholt is one of those professionals a lot of people haven’t even heard of, but in the LA and Las Vegas scene, this guy is respected for being one of the most consistent cash game players at the high limits for over two decades.
What Lee is great at it is controlling emotions. He doesn’t resort to playing blackjack, he doesn’t make the mistake of hitting the roulette tables – which is fine for you and me – but, in his words: “if you want to become a professional poker player, these are leaks, and you have to avoid them”. That’s something Belgian poker pro and tournament director Kenny Hallaert has definitely picked up from Lee. Kenny knows he’s a poker player first, not a gambler, and that what makes both him and Lee so successful at this game.