Top 10 Poker Players in 2019

Not satisfied by winning many, many poker tournaments and games, poker players want to win the most money in a year as they possibly can to be named the best player of the year. To know which poker rooms these poker legends are playing in, you can check out either US or UK based player movements online, with a little research.

Listed here are the best 2017 poker players, based on their winnings, per player. If anyone comes along and wins more, they could easily knock any one of these players off the top spots. You’ll find an interesting player bio for each of the listed players. You’ll learn where they live and get a deep insight into each one.

You’re going to learn what each listed player has earned through huge cash prizes. They’ve been all over the world to do this!

So, without further ado:

  1. Antonio Esfandiari

Also known as – The Magician

Totals:

Circuit Cashes – 2

European Cashes – 1

WSOP Cashes – 41

APAC Cashes – 1

WSOP Bracelets – 3

Earnings – $22k

His most recent first placing in a tournament came at a WSOP Circuit Tournament which was held in a Bike Casino in LA. It was ring event #9 that called the $1,675 main event with a buy-in of $1,675. Antonio Esfandiari placed first, winning just under $227k

  1. Daniel Colman

Also known as – mrGR33N13 (Mr Green 13)

Totals:

WSOP Cashes – 8

WSOP Bracelets – 1

European Cashes – 1

APAC Cashes – 0

Circuit Cashes – 0

Earnings – $17.2m

His most recent first-place win in a tournament was the 45th Annual WSOP. Dan won the Big One for One Drop at $1m No-Limit Hold’em tournament. He placed first in this event and won nearly $15.5m

  1. Daniel Negreanu

Also known as – Kid Poker

Totals:

WSOP Cashes – 80

European Cashes – 10

APAC Cashes – 2

Circuit Cashes – 2

WSOP Bracelets – 6

Earnings – $16.4m

In 2017 Daniel Negreanu’s made first place in a poker tournament in the WSOP Europe, event #8. This being a 25,600 euro buy-in, No-Limit Hold’em high roller event. He won first prize, valued at 725k euros.

  1. Jonathan Duhamel

Also known as – No other nickname

Totals:

WSOP Cashes – 26

European Cashes – 4

APAC Cashes – 4

Circuit Cashes – 4

WSOP Bracelets – 3

Earnings – $14.5m

Jon Duhamel is not a stranger to the poker tournament circuit. His more recent first placing tournament win was in 2015 in the WSOP Europe event where he won the 25,600 No-Limit Hold’em high roller tournament, taking his first prize winnings of 554k euros home.

  1. Phil Hellmuth

Also known as – The Poker Brat

Totals:

WSOP Cashes – 109

European Cashes – 8

APAC Cashes – 2

Circuit Cashes – 1

WSOP Bracelets – 14

Earnings – $13.6m

Like a lot of other expert poker players, Phil Hellmuth puts himself forward for a big number of large money poker tournaments. In the 2015 46th annual WSOP event, with a $10k buy-in Razz Championship, he took first place and the prize of $271k home.

  1. Jamie Gold

Also known as – Comeback Kid

Totals:

WSOP Cashes – 5

European Cashes – 1

APAC Cashes – 0

Circuit Cashes – 2

WSOP Bracelets – 1

Earnings – $12.4m

It’s been quite a few years since Jamie Gold finished first place in a big-league poker tournament. This was in the 2006 37th annual WSOP event. A $10k buy-in No-Limit Hold’em event saw Jamie take home $12m.

  1. Sam Trickett

Also known as – Tricky

Totals:

WSOP Cashes – 13

European Cashes – 1

APAC Cashes – 0

Circuit Cashes – 0

WSOP Bracelets – 0

Earnings – $11.2m

Sam hasn’t placed first in a huge poker tournament yet, but his 2012 second-place finish in the 43rd annual WSOP event. He was in the Big One for One Drop which had a $1m buy-in where Sam placed second, winning $10.1m and earned him his place in the top 10 list of top ten players.

  1. Martin Jacobson

Also known as – No other nickname

Totals:

WSOP Cashes – 21

European Cashes – 2

APAC Cashes – 0

Circuit Cashes – 0

WSOP Bracelets – 0

Earnings – $11.2m

Martin’s most recent first placing in a tournament was the 2014 45th annual WSOP event that had a $10k buy-in No-Limit Hold’em event where he placed first and went home with $10m.

  1. Greg Merson

Also known as – gregy20723

Totals:

WSOP Cashes – 16

European Cashes – 0

APAC Cashes – 0

Circuit Cashes – 1

WSOP Bracelets – 2

Earnings – $10.2m

Merson consistently places in a lot of poker tournaments. His most recent huge win was the 2012 43rd annual WSOP event. A $10k buy-in No-Limit Hold’em event where he won first prize and took home $8.5m.

  1. Joe Cada

Also known as – The Kid

Totals:

WSOP Cashes – 16

European Cashes – 0

APAC Cashes – 0

Circuit Cashes – 1

WSOP Bracelets – 2

Earnings – $10m

Cada regularly places in poker tournaments. His most recent first place prize was in 2014 at the 45th annual WSOP event. There was a $10k buy-in No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed Championship event and Cada walked home with first place and $670k.