MUSTAFABET is 70th on the list of biggest poker winners tracked by HighstakesDB. The data is based on 75702 hands played and his total cash game profits amount to $1,158,182.
MUSTAFABET ("must-have-a-bet" - geddit?) is the screen name of English pro Matthew Ashton at both PokerStars and Full Tilt. Ashton is primarily a mixed-game cash player but has had multi-million dollar success in both cash games and tournaments.
Ashton started playing online at just 15 years of age, and is one of the few successful online players in the world who can legitimately claim to have never deposited, building his bankroll entirely from freerolls and "10 cent giveaways" at Victor Chandler poker (free to enter 9 man tournaments with a first prize of 5 cents!) back in the early 00's.
Ashton can regularly be seen playing in the highest stakes ($1k/$2k) mixed-game at PokerStars and is adept at both 6-max and heads-up play.
Although Ashton says that he rarely plays tournaments, he is no stranger to success in that arena, and alongside SCOOP and WCOOP titles online he also owns a highly coveted $50,000 Poker Players Championship WSOP bracelet after topping a stellar field in 2013 to become the youngest ever winner of the Chip Reese trophy at the age of 25. In fact, 2013 saw Ashton miss out of WSOP Player of the Year by a whisker to Daniel Negreanu after the Liverpudlian ace made four final tables in Vegas, finishing 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 7th.
In addition to the millions he's made online, Ashton also has over $2.6m in live tournament cashes to his name.
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