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10 Biggest Poker Players in the World

There have been numerous poker legends in the world, and millions of others aspire to become one. In this post, we’ll explore the biggest poker players in the world with the most winnings, title wins, and the best stats in the history of this fascinating game.

The best poker players are called the ‘Sharks’ and they inspire countless folks to achieve their dreams by playing poker. Our list will motivate everyone, including the ones who play cash games or those who play online poker to become an ace in this sport.

Let’s move further and see who are the biggest and the best names in Poker.

With its rich history of legendary players, it’s pretty tough to pick only the 10 biggest poker sharks. However, we have tried making this list to find the 10 best players using two metrics, the total winnings and the titles of the players.

You can check out this list in no particular order as all ten of these poker players are the best in the world. These players have changed their fortunes with this game.

Note: For the context of our readers, WSOP stands for World Series of Poker and WPT means World Poker Tour.

Biggest Poker Players in the World


10 Biggest Poker Players in the World

1. Bryn Kenney

Famously known as “Mega Crusher,” Bryn Kenney is one of the most successful poker players of all time. His incredible run in recent years has helped him to take his winnings total to a whopping $56.4 million with 32 WSOP money finishes and 13 WPT money wins.

Bryn Kenney

2. Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu, popularly called “Kid Poker,” is another massive legend of the game, hailing from Canada, having 148 WSOP money finishes and 24 WPT money wins. The 2014 Poker Hall of Fame inductee has a total career winnings worth $42.2 million.

Daniel Negreanu

3. Justin Bonomo

Justin Bonomo a.k.a ZeeJustin is the next star of poker who has astonishing winnings worth $53.2 million. His incredible started in 2018 when he claimed the WSOP $1 million Big One for One Drop helped, and soon he rose to the highest ranks of the sport rapidly.

Justin Bonomo

4. Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey is one of the most famous poker players of all time. That’s why, he’s also known as “The Tiger Woods of Poker.” The legendary player has 59 WSOP money finishes and 13 WPT money wins. After winning games for decades, he has total winnings of $31.7 million.

Phil Ivey

5. Phil Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth, lovingly popular as “The Poker Brat,” is one of the best poker players in the WSOP history with 165 money finishes. He also has 18 WPT money wins. At the age of 24, he became the youngest World Series Champion in the WSOP main event and rose to fame.

Phil Hellmuth

6. Erik Seidel

Erik Seidel is one of the oldest players of poker but still the best. Fans affectionately call him ‘Old Man‘, ‘Sly‘ or ‘Seiborg‘ but the 61-year-old is an 8-time WSOP bracelet winner with 35 final tables and 92 cashes which helped his total winnings move up to $37.8 million.

Erik Seidel

7. Stephen Chidwick

Stephen Chidwick, famous as Stevie444, is one of the best poker players from England. After spending a record amount of time at the top of the Global Poker Index player rankings, he claimed his first WSOP bracelet in 2019 to make his winnings $35.6 million.

Stephen Chidwick

8. Jason Koon

Jason Koon a.k.a JAKoon1985 is a modern-day legend who also rose in the global ranks of poker in 2019. It added over $6 million in his tournament winnings and then he placed third in the $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em event to make his total winnings to $35 million.

Jason Koon

9. Dan Smith

Dan Smith, popularly known as ‘Cowboy Dan‘, is one of the biggest players in the world of poker with his all-time winnings crossing the $37 million mark. He turned his fortune in 2012 with a victory in the Aussie Millions Poker Championship $100,000 NHLE event.

Dan Smith

10. Fedor Holz

Fedor Holz a.k.a CrownUpGuy is the ultimate poker player on our list. He’s best known for his crazy 2016 and 2017 run where he amassed a whopping $21 million in winnings. Having over $32 million in winnings, the German finished second in the 2018 WSOP.

Fedor Holz

Final Thoughts

These are the 10 biggest poker players in the world with the best winnings and most titles. Poker has changed the lives of these men drastically and they’ve become an inspiration for numerous budding players. They’re helping generations of players to learn about the game.

You can try your hands too from the comfort of your home by playing the game online. Online poker has now become a multi-billion dollar industry after its inception in 1998. It is completely legal to play if the platform complies with all the rules and regulations.

However, always play the game cautiously and keep track of your risk appetite. Eventually, the decision and money are yours and luck can always make a turn. That’s it for this post. If you have any thoughts or queries, feel free to visit the comments section.

Saquib Hashmi
Saquib Hashmi
A simple Netizen on a hunt for stories worth sharing. Presenting them here in a spicy form. I hope they offer you value and knowledge.


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