List of Highest Earning International Poker Players
Popularly known as ‘KidPoker’, Daniel Negreanu tops the list of world’s popular live poker players. He has won 36 poker tournaments and has won 6 bracelets in World Series of Poker. His total poker winnings amount to $35,840,955. In 2014, he was inducted in the Poker Hall of Fame.
Erik Seidel has won eight World Series of Poker bracelets and a WPT title. His live earning is approx $33,277,776. Like Negreanu, Seidel too was inducted in the Poker Hall of Fame, though in the year 2010.
Daniel Colman is a well known American player who prefers the game of online poker. He has won many tournaments including “Big One for One Drop” at WSOP in 2014. His total winnings is approx $28,925,059.
Known by his nickname ‘TheMagician’ of poker world, Antonio Esfandiari won two WPT championships and holds three poker WSOP bracelets. The poker game for which he holds limelight is Texas Hold’em. His total poker winnings is approx $27,614,380.
Fedor Holz is a German professional poker player. He earned his first WSOP bracelet by winning $111,111 High Roller for One drop in 2016. His total poker winnings are $26,701,373. This incredible and extremely successful young talent is Germany’s No. 1 player in poker earnings.
John Juanda has won 5 WSOP bracelets till now. He became of a part of Poker Hall of fame in 2015. Juanda competed against several poker pros like Phil Ivey, Mike Sexton, Jeff Lisandro, etc and won the title in Crown Australian Poker Championship A$100,000 Speed Poker Challenge. His earnings through poker playing are approximately $23,873,342.
Phil Ivey, the ‘Tiger Woods of Poker’ is considered a poker legend, thanks to the number of honors and financial wealth that he has generated in the last decade. He is known to be the hallmark of professional poker player in 21st century. He has 10 WSOP bracelets and one WPT title to his name, and holds $23,856,033 in poker winnings.
Scott Seiver rose to fame when he won his WSOP bracelet in $5,000 no-limit Hold’em in 2008. He is also the winner of Season 9 WPT World Championship. Seiver successfully participated in numerous international high stake poker tournaments and scored great cash rewards. His total poker earnings are $23,075,728.
Phil Hellmuth Jr., also known as “poker brat”, is an American professional player who owns 14 WSOP bracelets. Hellmuth has claimed number of major wins WPT events and other international poker tournaments. He won the Main Event of WSOP and WSOP Europe in 1989 and 2012 respectively. He is also a WSOP Poker Hall of Famer. Hellmuth holds $22,110,980 currently in game winnings.
“MrTimCaum” Steve O’Dwyer is a high roller specialist from USA who is playing poker online and offline from more than five years now. This highly successful poker poker has earned huge amount of money by participating in many big international poker events like- EPT, WPT, and other high roller tournaments. The total live poker earnings of O’Dwyer is $21,121,733.
* As per database of thehendonmob.com on January, 2018.
National Offline Poker Players
Aditya Agarwal is the youngest poker pro from India. Playing poker since last 6 years, Aditya is a member of Team PokerStars Pro and a regular face at International tournament circuit.
Abhishek Goindi is the topmost ranked Indian poker pro who started his poker journey in the first edition of the IPC 2010-11 that took place in December 2010. He also made his presence felt internationally when he finished 2nd at the Macau Poker Cup, and won US$136,303.
Dhaval Mudgal is among the fastest evolving poker players on the circuit. The ex editor-in-chief of CardPlayer India, Dhaval is a poker player with music in his soul. He has many big cashes to his name which include several international cashes as well.
Delhi-based Nikita Luther is a renowned and very promising poker pro. She is the COO of PSL (Poker Sports League) and has many grand victories in poker to her name. Luther is considered as one of the best female poker players in India. She is playing poker for more than six years now and making her presence felt at many big poker events across the country.
Aditya Sushant is a well-known poker player from Chennai who participated and won many national and international poker events. He started playing poker in 2010 and since then, he never looked back. Sushant was mentored by poker pro Aditya Agarwal who prepared him for his poker journey.
Vivek Raj Kumar is a University of Washington graduate who won the Borgata poker open Main Event in 2008. He is also the winner of Heads-Up tournament at LA Poker Classic. He is also an angel investor and invests in innovative start-up ideas in the fields of IT and gaming.
Known as one of the best poker players of India, Nipun Java is a regular in many Indian and international poker events. Residing in US, Java started playing poker for recreational purpose but later his love for the game led him to start playing professionally. Along with Aditya Sushant, Java earned first gold bracelet ever as an India-born poker player at WSOP 2017.
Anmol Srivats is a mathematics student in UK. Srivats started playing online when he was a child and learnt poker all by himself through books and video tutorials. He managed to fund his university expenses with his poker earnings. Srivats prefers playing poker online and known for his unique playing style, based on his mathematical knowledge and analytical abilities.
Rahul Byrraju is a high stakes cash game player and a well-known tournament player from Hyderabad. Byrraju won the HK$30,000 NL Hold’em High Rollers Main Event at Macau Cup in 2011. He has seen great success in most of the tournaments he played and earned enormous amount of prizes.
Tara Maruf is one of the most talented poker players in India who is a regular participant in high stake poker tournaments like- Borgata poker tournament in Atlantic City, US. Maruf is playing poker since 2008 and achieved tremendous success in many major poker tournaments.