American musician and producer Steve Albini recently won $196,089 at the World Series of Poker. The Nirvana producer made a speech on the event’s website and stated that poker is one part of his life.
Steve Albini is a musician who played in bands such as Big Black, Rapeman, and Flour, and still plays in Shellac. The musician is a well-known producer who worked with iconic bands like Nirvana, Pixies, the Breeders, PJ Harvey, and musicians like Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.
He produced Nirvana’s iconic album ‘In Utero’ in 1993. However, Albini also plays poker, and he plays it very well. Aside from his musical work, he makes it to the headlines with one of his other hobbies, which he makes a living with. The Nirvana producer recently attended the World Series of Poker event and won $196,089 after having a lucky game.
The producer stated in a previous interview that he loves playing poker but wouldn’t be in it if it weren’t for the money. The game stimulates his brain, but he also likes earning money from it, and it is a significant part of his income. After winning such money at the event, he stated that he committed to the game, which is part of his livelihood.
Here is what he had said previously:
“I play poker for money. It’s a fascinating game, and it stimulates my brain, but if I didn’t make money from it, I wouldn’t do it. It’s become a significant part of my income, and I rely on it as part of my livelihood. I don’t do it for amusement.”
After winning $196,089 at the World Series of Poker, he said:
“Everything in my life comes in pieces, in parts. Poker is one part of my life. So when I’m playing poker, I try to commit to it. I try to take it seriously. I try to make sure I devote the attention to it that it deserves as an occupation. But it’s only part of my year. I only play tournaments at the World Series of Poker. I play cash games informally in Chicago. It’s a part of my livelihood, but it’s not my profession.“
World Series of Poker is a series of poker tournaments in Nevada, Las Vegas. The event started in 2004 and received a lot of attendees every year for each tournament.