Talal Shakerchi, unbowed though he might be, may no longer qualify for the latter accolade, having blown nearly an entire lifetime's winnings in one night.
A hedge-fund tycoon reportedly blew £850,000 during Europe’s biggest cash poker game.
Banker Talal Shakerchi joined five other fat cats who each staked 500,000 euros (£424,112) for an unofficial game at the European Poker Tour in Monaco last weekend.
The 49-year-old, who is worth an estimated £100million, has won more than £1million in past tournaments….
After losing the small fortune, Sharkerchi said to the remaining two players: “Goodbye, see you guys tomorrow.”