Poker is both a game of skill and luck. A poker player needs to know how to judge their odds and know how to bluff others. Some people have the skill at the game and they are able to make a living as a professional poker player. These are the top 10 poker players in the world.
1 Antonio Esfandiari
He is nicknamed the Magician. Currently, Antonio has won over $28 million playing poker. That is only his tournament wins. He makes even more money playing private games. He has won 3 WSOP bracelets and has won 2 World Poker Tours. Antionio is known for playing a lot on Party Poker.
2 Daniel Negreanu
Daniel is nicknamed Kid Poker. He is the biggest live poker tournament winner of all time. He was named the WSOP player of the year. He won about $33 million so far and is still going. He has won 6 WSOP bracelets and two World Poker Tours.
3 Daniel Colman
He is a young player and is only in his mid-20s. Daniel has already won$29 million playing poker. He won a WSOP bracelet and players in tournaments and players poker online. In addition to playing the game, he has become an advisor for Virtue Poker which will use cryptocurrency for betting.
4 Phil Hellmuth
Phil has several poker records. He has won 14 WSOP bracelets and has been in the game for more than 30 years. He takes the game very seriously and even wears headphones at the table to reduce distractions. He is known as the Poker Brat and has made around $22 million so far. Phil plays a lot of cash games on Americas Card Room (ACR).
5 Jamie Gold
He is known as the Comeback Kid. Gold won a WSOP bracelet in 2006 and walked away with $12 million. He did not begin his career as a player. He worked as a talent agent and found some of the biggest stars in showbiz. He players the game but it is not his main job. He is currently working at BuzzNation and still hosts poker tournaments for charity.
Every now and then he will still enter a tournament.
6 Phil Ivey
Phil is one of the most well-known poker players in the world. The is called the Tiger Woods of Poker. He has won 10 WSOP bracelets and a World Poker Tour title. He is a member of the Poker Hall of Fame. He has won over $100 million and continues to be a professional poker player. Phil used to play tournaments on Ignition Poker or 888Poker.
7 Sam Trickett
Trickett has the nickname, Tricky. He earns a living playing poker but he did not win a WSOP bracelet. He is the leading poker player in England but has won tournaments where he earned millions of dollars.
8 Martin Jacobson
This player from Europe has done well in many American poker events. He is from Sweden and has won over $10 million in this game. While he does not have any titles at this time he has millions of dollars to back up his poker skills.
9 Greg Merson
Greg is a younger player and he often plays online. He is known online as Gregy2072. Greg has won 2 WSOP bracelets and he has won a World Poker Tournaments. He has reached the highest place on the European Poker Tour. He has won $11 million so far and he is still an active poker player.
10 Johnathan Duhmel
Jonathan is known for wearing his hoodie. He has stated that while he is playing poker he likes to be comfortable so that he can focus on the game. He is not worried about how he looks in the public eye. He has won 3 WSOP games. One of the winnings from this tournament was stolen when his home was robbed. He got a severe beating in the process. It turned out things were closer to home and worse for him yet. His girlfriend organized the robbery. Besides that Johnathan is not doing too bad. He has won over $15 million playing poker.
These are the 10 best poker players in the world. These players have won millions of dollars in the game and they have the skills that are needed to come out ahead. Many of these players are still in the game and they are making millions.