Poker has become an absolute sport over its decades of being telecast. People have been subscribing and a lot have also been making bets and cashing in on them. The biggest bettors—and the best players—have earned an almost rock star status. For their efforts, they have been hailed as the best in the business and have become professional competitors.
Some just have it, while others don’t. These are the people who have become the best of the best in the Poker gaming scene.
Patrick Antonius/ he is the current mastermind in the online poker world. He leads the top of the list with over $17 million in winnings. About $11 million of those came when he went pro in the Full Tilt Poker circuit. When the site relaunched, Antonius also relaunched himself; to date, he has amassed winnings of over $5.7 million.
Daniel Cates/ the 3rd man in the list with over $11.17 million in winnings online. Those winnings are credited to him under his two aliases. He got to this spot without some misfortune, however; a 2015 losing streak dropped him to this spot.
Phil Ivey/ the former 1st player on the list, he surrendered the spot to Ben Tollerene who currently boasts of around $11.42 million in earnings. These earnings that he enjoyed came mostly from Full Tilt Poker where he had $7.5 million.
Daniel Negreanu/ he is currently on top of the Money Winners All-Time list. His winnings are a cool $34 million and each match has been entertaining to watch. His winnings are also worth making him the most watched player ever; with each game he enters a guaranteed finals appearance for him.
Dan Colman/ currently the world #3, Colman bested Negreanu in 2014 to add it to his $22.38 million haul that year. He has since been a force in High Roller tournaments and he is touted to be Negreanu’s next-in-line in the coming years.
These players have that never-say-die attitude in them. Couple that with the desire to score big and win big, they’ve got what it takes to dominate the poker scene in the years to come.