There may be some huge cash to be made enjoying poker. Most of the recreation’s finest gamers have climbed the ladder and made thousands and thousands on the reside and digital felt on this planet of poker tournaments.

Let’s check out the highest ten finest poker gamers of all time, based mostly on match earnings.

Honorable mentions

First, a shout-out to numbers 11–20!

20. Brian Rast (US): $21.5 million

19. Phil Hellmuth, Jr. (US): $22.9 million

18. Scott Seiver (US): $23.Eight million

17. Jake Schindler (US): $24.6 million

16. Mikita Bodziakouski (Belarus): $25.1 million

15. John Junada (Indonesia): $25.2 million

14. Isaac Haxton (US): $26.1 million

13. Phil Ivey (US): $26.Three million

12. Steve O’Dwyer (US): $27.Four million

11. Antonio Esfandiari (US): $28.1 million

And now, the highest ten finest poker gamers of all time (thus far)

10. Daniel Colman (US): $29 million

Daniel Colman climbed to his spot on this record by besting Daniel Negreanu heads-up within the 2014 $1 million Huge One for One Drop, pocketing the $15.Three million 1st prize—the second largest payout in poker historical past.

9. Jason Koon (US): $30 million

The Triton Poker ambassador Jason Koon has had himself fairly a 12 months in 2019, including greater than $6 million in match winnings to his already spectacular resume.

A fixture on the Triton excessive curler match scene, Koon’s two greatest profession cashes got here in a pair of quick deck occasions on the Triton circuit. Koon gained each occasions, cashing for greater than $6.Four million in simply these two tournaments alone.

8. Stephen Chidwick (England): $31.1 million

Stephen Chidwick is taken into account, even amongst his friends on the excessive curler match scene, to be fairly probably the most effective match poker participant on this planet.

The Englishman has spent appreciable time on the high of the World Poker Index participant rankings, and broke by way of for his first World Collection of Poker bracelet this summer time on the 2019 WSOP.

Chidwick owns greater than $5 million in online earnings, along with his reside totals.

Stephen Chidwick

7. Fedor Holz (Germany): $32.6 million

25-year-old Fedor Holz is, certainly, top-of-the-line poker gamers in historical past. Throughout 2016 and 2017 seasons Holz had one of many sickest runs ever, profitable $21 million throughout this quick span. Most lately, Holz completed in 2nd place behind Justin Bonomo within the 2018 WSOP $1 million Huge One for One Drop, taking dwelling the hefty $6 million comfort prize.

Best poker players of all time Fedor Holz

6. David Peters (US): $33.1 million

At all times a fixture on the excessive curler circuit, as nicely a menace to win any match, David Peters has stored a gentle climb up the all-time cash record all through the previous couple of years.

Peters first money got here in 2007, when he was enjoying at rather more modest stakes than the 5, six and seven-figure plus buy-ins he performs now. He’s added two extra seven-figure cashes to the resume in 2019 and will very nicely discover himself on the high of this record sooner or later.

5. Erik Seidel (US): $35.7 million

The “outdated man” on this record, 58-year-old Erik Seidel is among the authentic gamers from New York Metropolis’s Mayfair Clu0b, which incorporates the likes of Stu Ungar, Dan Harrington, and Howard Lederer. Seidel is an eight-time WSOP bracelet winner who has made a powerful 35 ultimate tables and whopping 92 cashes, together with his 2nd-place end within the 1988 Fundamental Occasion behind Johnny Chan.

Seidel gained his largest money payout of virtually $2.5 million on the 2011 Aussie Hundreds of thousands Poker Championship $250,000 Tremendous Excessive Curler NLHE occasion. In 2010, he was inducted into the Poker Corridor of Fame.

Best poker players of all time Erik Seidel

4. Dan Smith (US): $36.7 million

Dan Smith isn’t a vocal participant, however he has been slowly and absolutely transferring up the All-Time Cash Listing. 2012 marked a turning level in Smith’s profession, starting with a victory within the Aussie Hundreds of thousands Poker Championship $100,000 NHLE occasion for a really respectable $1.04 million. Smith additionally did significantly nicely on the 2012 EPT-Eight in Monte Carlo, the place he gained three NLHE occasions over a span of 4 days.

Most lately, Smith positioned 3rd within the 2018 WSOP Huge One for One Drop for $Four million and scored his greatest profession money with a third place end for $8,765,628 on the Triton Million.

Check out Smith enjoying the 2014 WSOP Fundamental Occasion. He in the end completed in 20th place, profitable $286,900:


3. Daniel Negreanu (Canada): $41.Eight million

Daniel “Child Poker” Negreanu spent appreciable time atop the all-time cash record till the 2018 WSOP. However Negreanu’s profession isn’t something to scoff at. He has six WSOP bracelets, made 38 ultimate tables, and has cashed 108 occasions, together with as 11th place end at each the 2001 and 2015 WSOP Fundamental Occasions. Negreanu was inducted into the Poker Corridor of Fame in 2014.

Negreanu’s uncanny skill to learn his opponents with unbelievable accuracy has undoubtedly contributed to his spectacular success and well-deserved place among the many finest poker gamers of all time.

Best poker players of all time Daniel Negreanu

2. Justin Bonomo (US): $45 million

Justin Bonomo took excessive spot together with his win within the 2018 WSOP $1 million Huge One for One Drop. The $10 million prize swiftly propelled him to #1 on the All Time Cash Listing. Now at #2, the 32-year-old Bonomo had a loopy run in 2018, amassing wins seemingly wherever he performed. This three-time WSOP bracelet winner managed a powerful ten wins in varied high-roller occasions internationally that 12 months, together with the Might Aria Tremendous Excessive Curler Bowl $300,000 NLHE occasion the place he gained $5 million and the Macau Tremendous Excessive Curler Bowl $HK Three million NLHE occasion the place he pocketed one other $4.Eight million (HK $37.Eight million). Bonomo definitely exhibits no indicators of slowing down.

Best poker players of all time Justin Bonomo

1. Bryn Kenney (US): $55.5 million

Bryn Kenney’s unbelievable 2019 run has vaulted him to the highest of this record, together with his greatest profession money coming in August on the Triton Million. Kenney completed third in that occasion for $20,563,324.

Kenney’s first reside match money was in 2007. Since then he has steadily added to his spectacular winnings. Kenney gained a WSOP bracelet in 2014 on the $1,500 10-Sport Combine 6-Handed occasion, and, in whole, he has made seven ultimate WSOP tables and cashed 32 occasions, together with a 28th place within the 2010 Fundamental Occasion. His largest single money of almost $2 million got here again in April 2017, on the PokerStars Championship €100,000 NLHE Tremendous Excessive Curler 8-Max in Barcelona. Since then, Kenney has had many top-five finishes throughout the globe.

Right here’s Kenny with an amazing bluff on the 2015 PCA Fundamental Occasion.


There you might have it, the most effective poker gamers in historical past, thus far!

Who’s your favourite? And who do you anticipate to make their means on to this record? Remark under!

Till subsequent time!

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