The Disappearance of Online Crusher Alex ‘Kanu7’ Millar

Online poker, by its very nature has always had its reclusive players, its anonymous merchants who crushed – and still crush - the game, and those that switched to live play or gave up completely in the wake of Black Friday – but Alexander kanu7 Millar fits none of these descriptions…. and disappeared from the poker world without a trace only two years ago…

By: Andrew Burnett

The young Englishman spent years battling with the biggest names in the game, Phil ‘Polarizing’ Ivey, Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom and Jens ‘Jeans89’ Kyllonen among them, crushing souls on his way to a beautiful lifetime winning graph on PokerStars and an equally impressive one on Full Tilt under his other fear-inducing moniker ‘IReadYrSoul’

Millar’s poker career all started out innocently enough, the often-read tale of a student introduced to the game at university, doing reasonably well with it and come crunch-time – entering the real world or taking a shot at the poker big-time – Millar choosing the latter as he explained to HighStakesDB back in 2012

Shortly afterwards he lost a PokerStars SuperStar Showdown to his bete noir Blom, although limiting the loss to just $37k compared to the big $160+ hit he once took in their ‘normal’ heads-up cash games online.

Eight years later, however, having ridden out Black Friday with $835k stuck on Full Tilt and finding a new and lucrative home on PokerStars, Alex ‘Kanu7’ Millar was gone…from PokerStars and, shortly afterwards, poker itself…



January 2016 saw him hit by two massive losing sessions, a $113,000 smack followed by a monstrous $430,000 loss the next week – and that, combined with the PokerStars debacle, was enough to end Millar into retirement it seems.

Not really being a live tournament or cash game player, when the fun and landscape of online poker becomes too much, perhaps Millar felt there was little left for him to do in the poker world.

But wherever he is and whatever he is doing, the intelligent Englishman will always remain one of the game’s biggest-ever winners.


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