Every guy, who plays poker professionally, who is just dreaming of the WSOP, would like to win the title of the best player. However, a really brilliant career has been built by a limited circle of people. Activities in the tournament series, charisma, getting into the prizes are not the most important criteria to determine the best one. Each time, official poker rankings are ruled by statistics, therefore the most successful players in the world are those ones, who have earned the largest sums on the game.
Poker rankings in 2020
If offline poker card rankings can be determined easily, it is not so easy to “calculate” online champions. Therefore, each time, internet official statistics are considered.
For instance, all poker fans have watched games with Daniel Negreanu, the guy born in Canada (now, residing in Las Vegas). He managed to get 6 (!) WSOP bracelets. He has been honored with the title of the best player for several years in a row. Other WSOP champions’ names are also known for millions. For instance, Jack Sinclair was the winner in 2018. He made about $3, 4 million. However, Phil Hellmuth had better luck: in 2014, he managed to earn over a million, and the total sum of his wins exceeds 14 USD million.
In 2020, the WSOP events could be watched only online. COVID-19 limitations became the reason to refuse from the live championship. Nevertheless, Stoyan Madanzhiev’s name has taken the upper line of the top-ranked poker players’ 2020 chart. He won about 3, 9 million dollars.
Other honored poker players also won the largest sums in 2020: Bryn Kenney, the player, whose name appeared on the lists of online poker rankings many times. Totally, he won over 56 million;
Justin Bonomo ($45 million);
Dan Smith ($37 million);
Erik Seidel (over $35 million).
Many great players’ names appeared in the lists of poker rankings. These are Patrik Antonius, Daniel Cates, Phil Ivey, Di Dang, and other professionals. No one will forget about them, even once they will decide to stop playing this intelligence game.
The best poker players in 2019
The 2019 World Series main event was attended by 8,569 people, each contributing $ 10,000. The impressive number of participants allowed the organizers to set a round sum for the future winner — ten million dollars.
German player Hossein Ensan became the winner and the formal holder of the Champion title. He was leading the game from the very start. Dario Sammartino was the second, and his prize is also very impressive — $6.000.000! Other best players also got awesome prizes. Alex Livingston from Canada got 3rd place and $4,000,000. Garry Gates was the 4th with a 3 million win, and Kevin Maahs got the 5th place and 2, 2 million dollars.
Success always depends on gaming experience, bluffing ability, and risk assessment. However, Fortune can smile at everyone. Therefore, new names are often included in the poker rankings.