Poker was introduced in the United States in the early 19th century and spread like wildfire throughout Europe and Asia. Online poker has become one of the most popular games for gambling enthusiasts who look forward to winning and return home with handsome winning amounts.
Let's learn some interesting poker facts before we move on to the list of top poker players:-
Did you know?
Fact # 1: The ratio of male to female online poker players is approximately 10:1.
Fact # 2: Russia has the maximum number of online poker players.
Fact # 3: It is estimated that there are approximately 74 million poker players worldwide and the number is growing.
Fact # 4: The longest poker game in history lasted for 8 years, 5 months and 3 days.
Fact # 5: In the United States, more than 20% of the population plays poker.
Now, regardless of the order, we present to you the top 3 poker players in the world:
You may have seen him on television or you may as well have played some poker hands with him. He is commonly known as "The Magician". He likes to participate in a lot of poker tournaments on various levels and prizes.
The 40-year-old poker magician is considered to be the best poker player in the year 2019. Throughout his poker-gambling career, he has officially won more than $28 million. However, according to the property he owns and the businesses, he may have won even more than that in private cash games.
He is the winner of 3 World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets and 2 World Poker Tour titles.
He is the legend of the poker industry.
He is popularly known as "kid Poker" and has been in and out of poker rooms from well before the 2000s. He is considered to be an excellent poker player because he holds the record of winning the biggest live poker tournament of all time.
He has been named WSOP Player of the year twice, making him the first person to earn this prestigious achievement. Add another WPT player of the year into the mix, throw in a about 33 million dollar winnings and you get the best poker player the world has ever seen.
He is the winner of 6 WSOP bracelets and 2 World Poker Tour titles.
He may not be the best player in the world right now, but he is one of the rising stars at all poker tournaments. This 27-year-old man has already accumulated more than 29 million dollars in winnings. He was the one to kick Daniel Negreanu out of the competition in "The Big One for One Drop” leaving him the only player “alive” at the table. He took home a whopping $15.3 million!
Despite his young age, he has already managed to get a WSOP bracelet. He is mainly an online poker player and his nickname is “mrGR33N13”.
That's Not It
These are not the only legends in the online poker tournaments, they are followed by famous names such as Phil Hellmuth (holds the record for the most WSOP bracelets in the world, 14 to be exact) and Jamie Gold, known as "The Comeback Kid" (he has 1 WSOP bracelet and currently works for BuzzNation). Also, there is Phil Ivey, Sam Trickett, Martin Jacobson, Greg Merson, and Jonathan Duhamel.