Top Poker Players as of 2018

Top Poker Players as of 2018

ou presumably have your very own sentiment about the most capable poker players on the circuit right now, and we do as well. Our rundown speaks to the players we think ought to be on this vital rundown. Obviously, on the off chance that you differ then let us know who you think ought to be on it. Likewise, make certain to look at our rundown of the Top 10 Female Poker Players and let us comprehend what you think

1. Daniel Negreanu – $34,151,327

Daniel Negreanu

Our highest-placed player, Negreanu was named the Global Poker Index player of the decade on the strength of consistently good performances in the live arena. He has six separate cashes for $1m or more, none larger than the $8.28m he took for winning the $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop at the World Series of Poker. Negreanu is also the only player to win World Series bracelets in Las Vegas, Europe and Australia.

Top 3 Biggest Tournament Wins

Date | Location Tournament Name Winnings
July 1, 2014 – WSOP – Las Vegas $1 Million No-Limit Hold’em – Big One for One Drop $8,288,001
December 18, 2004 – WPT – Las Vegas No Limit Hold’em $1,770,218
February 9, 2014 – Aussie Millions – Melbourne $250,000 No Limit Hold’em $1,119,610

2. Erik Seidel – $33,333,457

Erik Seidel

Seidel is another player to have begun his career before the internet poker boom, first making a name for himself with a second-place finish at the 1988 WSOP Main Event, his knockout hand being immortalized in the movie ‘Rounders’. His career year came in 2011, with million-dollar prizes on two continents highlighting a phenomenal 12 months in which he took home more than $6.5m.

Top 3 Biggest Tournament Wins

Date | Location Tournament Name Winnings
January 27, 2011 – Aussie Millions – Melbourne $250,000 Super High Roller $2,489,747
May 29, 2016 – Las Vegas $300,000 No Limit Hold’Em $2,400,000
April 30, 2015 – Monte Carlo € 98,000 + 2,000 No Limit Hold’em $2,222,222
3. Antonio Esfandiari – $27,096,274

Antonio Esfandiari

One of the most popular poker players on the live tournament scene, Esfandiari has been a household name for more than a decade and it is over 10 years since his first million dollar score at the LA Poker Classic. The Iranian-born pro, now living in the United States, has made six figures every single year since 2004 and has two World Poker Tour titles to go with his three World Series of Poker bracelets. However, the biggest achievement of Esfandiari’s career came in The Big One for One Drop in 2012, when he beat a star-studded field to win poker’s biggest ever prize of more than $18.3m.

Top 3 Biggest Tournament Wins

Date | Location Tournament Name Winnings
July 01, 2012 – WSOP – Las Vegas $1,000,000 No-Limit Hold’em – The Big One for One Drop $18,346,673
June 26, 2013 – WSOP – Las Vegas $111,111 One Drop High Rollers No-Limit Hold’em $1,433,438
February 21, 2004 – WPT – Los Angeles No-Limit Hold’em Championship $1,399,135

4. Fedor Holz – $26,746,838

Fedor Holz

German High Roller Fedor Holz has seen a meteoric rise to poker fame with 2016 being a huge year for the young player. Widely regarded as one of the best online and live tournament poker players of the modern era, Holz was ranked best online MTT player in both 2014 and 2015 but 2016 was definitely Holz’ year. The 2016 season saw Holz pick up his first World Series of Poker bracelet with his win in the $111,111 No-Limit Hold’em for One Drop, just weeks after he secured 2nd place at the Super High Roller bowl. Thanks to his success in 2017, Holz was ranked number 7 on the Global Player Index.

Top 3 Biggest Tournament Wins

Date | Location Tournament Name Winnings
July, 10 2016 – 2016 WSOP $111,111 No-Limit Hold’em for One Drop $4,981,775
July, 1 2016 – 2016 Super High Roller Bowl $300,000 No-Limit Hold’em Seven Max $3,500,000
January, 4 2016 – 2016 WPT National – Philippines $200,000 No-Limit Hold’em $3,463,500

5. Phil Ivey – $23,466,348

Phil Ivey

Ever since his days playing underage at New Jersey casinos under the alias ‘Jerome’, Phil Ivey has marked himself out as one of the best poker talents around. Known as The Tiger Woods of Poker, Ivey won his first World Series of Poker bracelet in 2000 and has gone on to add eight more, while his five separate million-dollar scores include a seventh-place finish at the 2009 WSOP Main Event. Ivey spent several months away from the poker limelight after Black Friday, but returned in style in January 2012 with first place in the Aussie Millions $250,000 Challenge for $2m, and he became the first two-time winner of the event in January of 2014, with the $3.5m prize representing the biggest win of his career.

Top 3 Biggest Tournament Wins

Date | Location Tournament Name Winnings
February 9, 2014 – Melbourne – Aussie Millions AUD$250K No-Limit Hold’em $3,573,600
January 27, 2012 – Melbourne – Aussie Millions No-Limit Hold’em $250,000 Challenge $2,058,948
February 01, 2015 – Melbourne – Aussie Millions AUD$250,000 No-Limit Hold’em $1,713,285

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