James Obst, the Australian teenager has created history by becoming a high stakes poker player after taking up the game at the age of 14. Now 19 years old, Obst has won a mammoth $1.5 million playing online poker tournaments from the comfort of his home.

A former chess champion, Obst has represented Australia at three world junior chess championships in Georgia and Greece. His friends introduced him to poker while he was on a Victorian chess tour and since then Obst started playing poker up to 10 hours a day on the Internet.

Obst started playing live poker tournaments after he turned 18 and flied to London to participate in several major poker events where he required paying $35,000 as entry fees. Obst has also tasted failure when he once lost $200,000 in a single day in poker. You can Click here for more information about James Obst and Australian casino.