Poker is generally adjudged by the decisions made by the poker players while playing the live poker tournaments. So, people have different opinions on who they think is the best poker player in the world according to them. Some might consider speed and some might consider strength required to play in the live poker game. We bring out our list of few interesting poker players which we think fits well into this list.
Total winnings – $30,516,290
Known by the nickname “Kid Poker”, Daniel Negreanu lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. He is also the only player to win World Series bracelets in Australia, Europe, and Las Vegas.
Total winnings – $25,541,952
Known by the nickname “The Magician”, Antonio Esfandiari was born in Iran and now lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. He came into the news when he beat a star-studded field to win poker’s biggest ever prize of more than $18.3m.
Total winnings – $21,083,047
Known by the nickname “Sly / Seiborg”, Erik Seidel career came into the news in 2011 when he won more than $6.5m. He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada USA. He won the 2015 European Poker Tour Grand Final €100,000 Super High Roller for €2,015,000.
Total winnings – $19,439,355
Known by the nickname “Tricky”, Sam Trickett lives in East Retford, Nottingham, UK and is the only European poker player in the Top 10 and came into limelight when he won over $10 million in prize money for finishing second, losing heads-up to Antonio Esfandiari in the Big One for One Drop.
Total winnings – $19,224,828
Known by the nickname “The Tiger Woods of Poker / No Home Jerome”, Phil Ivey lives in Las Vegas, Nevada USA. He won his first World Series of Poker bracelet in 2000 and got first place in the Aussie Millions $250,000 Challenge for $2m.
Total winnings – $16,163,208
Known by the nickname “The Poker Brat”, Phil Hellmuth lives in Palo Alto, California USA. His Favorite Poker Game is Texas Hold’em. He is the winner of the Main Event of the 1989 World Series of Poker (WSOP).
Total winnings – $14,322,359
Known by the nickname “The Grinder”, Michael Mizrachi lives in Hollywood, Florida USA. He made the headlines when he got a fifth place and won $2.3m in the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event.