When talking about professional-level poker, there aren’t many people who inspire others or motivate them to play. This is because most people like to keep secrets to themselves. Playing poker and winning can sometimes be difficult and it can be helpful to have someone in the upper leagues be an inspiring figure. Gal Yifrach is doing exactly that. The high-stakes professional poker player is a role model for many poker players and even those who are just starting out in the game.
Before getting into the success and achievements of Gal Yifrach, it’s important to understand where he came from and how he made his way into the professional poker community – a task that is indeed very difficult to do.
Now residing in Los Angeles, California, Yifrach was born in Israel and made his way to the United States. The move was one of the difficult decisions of his life not only because of the cultural differences but also because of his poor financial situation. Yifrach barely had enough money to survive day to day. These were the times that tested him to see how strong his faith was in himself to be able to make something of himself.
Hard work paid off and Yifrach climbed the ranks to become one of the best players in high-stakes poker. Yifrach has won the World Series of Poker bracelet. As, he has developed recognition and respect in the high stakes poker community. During his rise to success, Yifrach has been able to build a solid network of high-profile people. He has met Hollywood actors, movie producers, top level lawyers, music producers, athletes, and multimillion dollar business owners. Yifrach says that having a network such as this can often be helpful.
However, there are even more reasons as to why Yifrach inspires so many people. Along with his incredible career achievements, Yifrach is also deeply committed to contributing to various charity organizations. He remains humble and doesn’t boast about this aspect of his life and keeps it low-key. However, he takes his work for charity very seriously and ensures he continues to give back to his community.
Yifrach’s incredible career achievements combined with his humanitarian efforts easily make him someone people look up to for inspiration. People in the poker industry see Yifrach as a role model to play better poker through hard work and determination. Yifrach also inspires new people to join the game and learn the game well. Being able to inspire people to follow their hearts is perhaps his biggest achievement.
When talking to the younger generation and other people thinking of doing something for themselves, Yifrach says to never give up on your dreams. There will be obstacles however, you have it in you to carry on regardless and beat the odds and you will find success. When talking about the future, Yifrach has plans to become a better person as well as to find ways to have some passive income. As well, he wants to be able to inspire more people and help them become the best versions of themselves.