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Best Poker Players of 2016!!

Poker is a family of card games and entails the fusion of patience and high stakes. It is undeniably considered as a skill based game for people who take their job very, very seriously and deadly for edgy players. The year saw a dreadful 8 hours heads up match and not-so-experienced Qui Nugyen winning the WSOP 2016 Main Event and writing his name into the history of poker. This is the intensity of the drama that poker presents. Poker ruled the year 2016 when we talk about online games. Let's take a look at the players who went onto rule the poker world with their talent and hard work. According to The Hendon Mob – a website powered by the Global Poker Index, the All Time Money List of 2016 includes people based on their total live earnings: 

    •    Daniel Negreanu ($32.6 million): is from Canada and was named the best poker player of the decade by Global Poker Index. He was also inducted into the poker hall of fame in 2014. He has an extremely philanthropic side to him, because of which he organizes different events to raise money for the underprivileged. 

    •    Erik Seidel ($30.9 million): was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2010. His total net worth is around 41 million USD. He actively invests in the American stock market too. He is 4th on the list of All-Time Most Popular players of 2016. 

    •    Antonio Esfandiari ($27.3 million): was born in Iran, was a magician by profession and loves playing Texas Hold ‘Em Poker. At one point in his life, he was ranked number one for all-time tournament poker earnings. 

    •    Daniel Colman ($ 26.0 million): is an American who rose to fame when he beat Daniel Negreanu to win a cash prize of $15.3 million, which makes him the recipient of the second largest ‘1st place’ prize in the history of poker.

    •    Phil Ivey (23.8 million): resides in Las Vegas and has won 10 World series of poker bracelets, 1 World Poker Tour title and appeared at 9 World Poker Tour final tables. He is known as the ‘Tiger Woods of Poker’ and has also donated huge sums of money to charitable causes. 

    •    Scott Seiver ($21.7 million): is an American who rose to fame by winning the No Limit Hold ‘Em WSOP (World Series of Poker) bracelet. 

    •    Phil Hellmuth ($20.9 million): is an American who holds the record of winning fourteen World Series of Poker bracelets. He has been winning tournaments since 1989!

    •    Sam Trickett ($20.5 million): the only English poker player in this list who has amassed over 20 million USD in live earnings. 

    •    Fedor Holz ($20.3 million): is a German who is currently the highest ranked live tournament player according to the Global Poker Index at a young age of just 23! He won his first WSOP bracelet in 2016 in the $111,111 High Roller for One-Drop event and earned $4,981,775.

    •    Brian Rast ($19.0 million): is best known for his online poker tournaments. His most recent win was at the 2016 WSOP, where he earned close to 1.3 million USD.


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