I don't know anything about this guy, but I guarantee you he has won WAY more than $120K over the last two years. Those pages that you linked only list the big cashes in live tournaments that he has played in. Assuming he's a good player (and there's no reason to think he's not), he has likely won many times that playing online tournaments and cash games.Looks like this guy has won about $120K over the last 2 years.
http://www.cardplayer.com/players/resul ... lson/38045
http://www.pokerpages.com/players/profi ... wilson.htm
That's an average of $60K a year gross. This doesn't factor in the losses he surely has incurred, but the fact that his winnings are tax-free may balance out.
A $1.5 million home with a $60K annual income seems like disaster waiting to happen.
A lot of drug dealers use poker as a way to launder money.^ I can believe that.
My friend's younger brother is 22, mortgage free with a nice home in Richmond, a few cars and money in the bank.
He plays poker online and at River Rock a few times per week. How much money he has I'm not sure but he's an unknown in the poker world and yet lives very well.
Richard Scarpino who was gunned down at Gotham Steakhouse claimed to be a poker player. Well, we all know he was really a drug dealer.Yes, I think a lot of laundering is going on.