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5 Best Poker Players Worldwide

Posted on December 10, 2020 by Cathy Carter

With every legendary poker match comes a legendary poker player. Not only do these players use mind-blowing strategies, but they become the winners of huge amounts of money. You might find that watching these players help you improve your game and play the best you ever have. Keep reading to see 5 of the best players in the history of poker.

Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey is one of the best professional poker players out there. In addition to winning 10 World Series of Poker bracelets, he has also won 1 World Poker Tour championship and has been a player at 9 World Poker Tour final tables. At one time, he was considered the best player worldwide. With all of his wins, he has a net worth around $100 million, which is one of the highest net worths for worldwide poker players.

Paul Phua

Wei Seng “Paul” Phua is a Malaysion Chinese businesman who is also a professional poker player. While he plays poker frequently, he is also considered one of the world’s biggest bookies. He regularly hosts high stakes poker games in Macau and is a true legend of the poker world. While he doesn’t have any World Series of Poker bracelets, he has won quite a few other big championships. Today his net worth sits around $400 million. Check a rare interview with Phil and Paul as they discuss their long careers here.

Doyle Brunson

Now retired, Doyle Brunson was a professional poker player for over 50 years. He has won the World Series of Poker main event twice and was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame. He has also written many poker books that have helped many players create their own strategy. By the time he retired, he had a total of 10 World Series of Poker bracelets and now has a net worth of around $75 million.

Bryn Kenney

Bryn Kenney is a professional player that comes from Long Beach, New York. Before playing poker, Kenney played in competitions for Magic: The Gathering. He won his first live game at the East Coast Poker Championships in 2007. He won his first World Series of Poker bracelet in 2014 where he won the $1,500 10-Game Mix Six Handed event. This win totaled to $153,220. Since then he has won $1,687,800 at the Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure and $20,563,324 as the second place winner at the £1,050,000 No-Limit Hold’em – Triton Million for Charity Event. He is ranked 4th in the Global Poker Index and was first place on the .Hendon Mob All-Time Money List. He has a net worth around $56 million.

Daniel Negrean

Daniel Negreanu is a professional poker player that comes from Canada. Not only has he won 6 World Series of Poker bracelets, but he also has 2 World Poker Tour championships under his belt. In 2014, the Global Poker Index named him the best poker player of the decade. With all of his wins and championships, he has racked up a net worth of around $50 million.

These men have earned their way to the top through hard-work and fantastic playing strategies. Most of them live and breath poker, so it’s no surprise they come out on top. Watch how they play and see what kind of strategies they pull out. Use them to figure out your own strategy and make your way to the top with them.


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