Only a handful of people in the world have the skill and experience to make playing poker a career. These guys know how to play the game to make sure that they walk away with enough money to sustain their lifestyle. Many have come and gone and a few have stayed on the top lists for several years. Let’s have a look at some of the current top players in the world.
Antonio Esfandiari (The Magician)
Antonio Esfandiari is one of the most popular and well-known pro poker players in the world. He started his career in poker 10 years ago and has consistently won himself six figures to take home. He holds three World Series of Poker bracelets and two World Poker Tour titles. His biggest win was in 2012 at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas when he took away the grand prize of $18, 346, 673.
Daniel Negreanu (Kid Poker)
Daniel Negreanu is one of the pro poker players that have taken home the highest total winnings at $34,231,816. He was recently named the Global Poker Index player of the decade. This accolade was awarded him due to his consistent and strong performances in the live poker arena for the last 10 years. He holds six World Series of Poker bracelets.
Phil Hellmuth (The Poker Brat)
Phil Hellmuth is a household name and anyone who enjoys poker probably knows his name. He holds 14 World Series of Poker bracelets and is considered the best. Phil has walked away with more World Series of Poker cashes than anyone else in the world. He may be called ‘The Poker Brat’, but with total winnings of @21,399,093 and the highest number of cashes, we wouldn’t mind it too much.
Erik Seidel has been in the poker game for three decades with his first note-worthy win in 1988. He came second in World Series of Poker Main Event. He really started making a name for himself in 2011 and had a year-long roll where he kept winning and walked away with 6.5 million. The hand he won with in 1988 was used in the well-known poker movie Rounders.
These guys are part of the 10% of the poker players in the world that have succeeded in making poker their careers. Watching them play and strategize is inspiring and entertaining. Visit our EVENTS page for some events you can attend to some of the big guns play.