It hasn’t quite been a year since the UK’s Alex Miller has joined Team *PokerStar*s Online under the screen name “Kanu7”, but it’s been far longer that he’s been crushing the highest stakes that the online giant has to offer. This is his story.
Miller has earned upwards of $7,000,000 online playing High Stakes No-Limit Hold’em in his career (and according to HighStakesDB, $340K this year alone) and, while he’s still a young guy, it’s been quite the journey to get there from his football playing days in University.
Back in the day, Miller became interested in poker from the on-campus poker society, he met a few blokes, ate some fish and chips (you know, all the English tropes) and he started his journey from there, taking aim at each level and trying to find new ways to make it to the top.
In his moment in the spotlight, PokerStars and director Ryan Firpo tell his story in their traditional mash-up style of Wes Anderson meets “Friday Night Lights” – a quirky sense of seriousness. It’s his tale of tacking the game of poker from the inception of the idea to winning the award for being the UK’s Best Cash Game Player – this is Alex “Kanu7” Miller.