Manig Loeser’s Life: Net Worth, Biggest Profits, Losses and Private Life


– General Introduction –

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Manig Loeser is a German professional poker player. He was born on December 26th, 1988 in Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Germany.

He started his career as an online player, playing tournaments under the screen names “swordfish007” on PokerStars and “liangmannu” on partypoker. Across those two accounts, he amassed over $1.9 million in online MTT winnings.

After venturing into live tournaments around 2010, he racked up some impressive scores on the live felt as well. Overall, he has $11.2 million in live tournament earnings. That includes two EPT titles from 2012 and 2019, a Triton Million title from 2017, and a WPT National title from 2015.

Loeser has also appeared on a live high stakes cash game show for partypokerTV.

In July 2021, he won his first WSOP gold bracelet in the $600 Monster Stack online event on

– Key Career Dates –

  • 2007: He starts playing low stakes online MTT’s on PokerStars.
  • 2017: He finishes first in the HK$1,000,000 buy-in No Limit Hold’em Main Event at Triton Montenegro for $2.163 million. That is the biggest single live tournament cash of his career to date.
  • 2018: He finishes 5th in the $25,500 Powerfest Super High Roller Championship event on partypoker for $277,750. That is the biggest single online tournament cash of his career to date.
  • 2021: He wins his first WSOP gold bracelet after finishing first in the WSOP Online Event #2: $600 Monster Stack for $104,313 on

– Manig Loeser’s Career –

→ Beginnings ←

Loeser started playing low stakes online tournaments in April 2007 on PokerStars, at the age of 18. Not much is known about his life before poker, nor about what profession he was pursuing before becoming a professional poker player.

However, he had this to say about the earliest stages of his poker career in an exclusive interview with Somuchpoker in November 2018:

“Well, in the beginning, I didn’t really have a plan. I just knew that’s what I wanted to do, and I tried really hard to become successful at the game and get better. Also, I got really lucky in the beginning. I had the chance to win something big at one of my first tournaments. From there, I just tried to increase my winnings and travel more, and that’s worked out so far! But I never really had a plan in mind.”

→ Live Tournaments ←

Manig Loeser has $11.210 million in live tournament cashes, according to his Hendon page. He accumulated that sum by cashing in 204 different live events over the course of 11 years.

The first recorded cash on his profile is from January 2010. He came in 11th in the €1,100 NLHE event at the European Masters of Poker in Las Palmas, Spain for €4,608. The first time he made a live cash for over $100K was in March 2011, when he finished 2nd in the £1,650 Main Event at the second London leg of the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour. He won £67,070, which equaled around $108,500 at the time.

In October 2012, he won his first European Poker Tour (EPT) title. He took down the €1,000 NLHE Turbo event for €39,600 in San Remo, Italy. His second EPT victory came in April 2019, and it was a much bigger one. He won the €5,300 EPT Main Event in Monte Carlo for €603,777.

In April 2017, he finished 3rd in the HK$400,000 PokerStars Championship Super High Roller in Macau for $530,697. Only a few months later, in July 2017, he took down the HK$1,000,000 buy-in No Limit Hold’em Main Event at Triton Montenegro. He won the heads-up battle for the title against the co-founder of the Triton High Roller Series, Richard Yong from Malaysia. Loeser pocketed no less than HK$16.878 million ($2.163 million), which is his biggest single live tournament score to date.

In January 2019, he made a runner-up finish in the A$50,000 No Limit Hold’em Challenge for A$772,246 at the Aussie Millions in Melbourne, Australia.

→ World Series of Poker ←

Manig Loeser has won one WSOP gold bracelet so far.

In July 2021, he took down the $600 Monster Stack WSOP Online event on He topped a field of 727 runners to capture the $104,313 first prize along with his first bracelet.

He came close to a WSOP title a couple times before.

In 2013, he came in 2nd in the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed event for $200,698. He has another runner-up finish from the €2,500 Short Deck Hold’em event at the 2019 WSOP Europe in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. He got €62,929 for that performance.

In 2014, he finished 3rd in the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em event for $288,912. In 2018, he made it to the final table in the $50,000 NLHE High Roller event. He eventually busted in 6th place and won $287,174.

Overall, Loeser has cashed in 89 World Series events for a total of $1.801 million combined.

→ Live Cash Games ←

In November 2017, during the partypoker MILLIONS North America tourney series, Loeser appeared on a promotional high stakes cash game for partypokerTV. He played a session of $100/$200 No Limit Hold’em in the Playground Poker Club in Montreal, Canada.

His opponents included famous British casino owner Rob Yong, European Poker Tour founder John Duthie, high stakes tournament pro Jason Koon, and cash game pro Mike Dentale.

→ Online Poker ←

As we wrote above, Loeser started his poker career by playing small buy-in tournaments on PokerStars. His PS screen name is “swordfish007”, which is also his Twitter handle.

According to his PocketFives profile, he amassed $1.057 million in MTT cashes on his PokerStars account. He also has $873,193 on his partypoker account “liangmannu”, which makes up his $1.931 million in career MTT earnings. And that is not counting his scores on Natural8-GGNetwork and, which P5 doesn’t track for Loeser!

The first recorded cash on his profile is from April 2007. He came in 301st in a $3.30 NLHE tourney on Stars for $28. The first time he made an online score for over $10K was in May 2012 – and it was well above $10K. He finished 4th in the $1,050 NLHE SCOOP (Spring Championship of Online Poker) event for $92,429.

His biggest online score so far is from May 2018. He took 5th place in the $25,500 Powerfest Super High Roller Championship event on partypoker. He bagged a massive $277,750 score. In August 2020, he came very close to surpassing that personal record of his. Also on partypoker, this time playing under his full name “Manig Loeser”, he finished 2nd in the $3,200 WPT World Championship Knockout online event for $272,234.

We’ve mentioned his WSOP Online bracelet win before. Playing under the screen name “Ohio77”, Loeser won the $600 Monster Stack event for $104,313 on in July 2021.