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The Most Successful Surnames In Poker

Tags: antonio esfandiari, big one for one drop, men the master, most successful surname, scotty nguyen, surnames.
Posted on 24 July 2012 by "T".

Ever wondered what the most successful surname in tournament poker is? Speculate no more! An American poker news site, together with Hendon Mob (a statistical database), have checked which surnames have won the most money in international poker tournaments and created a list of the top 100 surnames, the number of players, and the total amount won.

The most successful surname is, believe it or not, Nguyen (724 players) and they have won $58,486,178 together. The Nguyen's can thank Scotty (left) and Men "The Master" (right) for that as they have won about $22 million together - about 1/3 of the total winnings.  

The only more common surname in Hendon Mob's database than Nguyen is Smith. There are 838 players with that surname and they have won $32,665,771 together (3rd on the list). But who said you need a lot of players with the same surname to score high? Thanks to the win of The Big One for One Drop at the 2012 WSOP ($1,000,000 buy-in), Antonio Esfandiari is in 4th place, all by himself, with amazing $23,245,828. Below is a list of the TOP 10 surnames:

1. Nguyen (724) - $58 486 178
2. Tran (351) - $32 706 817
3. Smith (838) - $32 665 771
4. Esfandiari (1) - $23 245 828
5. Lee (605) - $21 622 437
6. Le (240) - $21 112 311
7. Mizrachi (8) - $18 624 760
8. Hansen (116) - $18 241 708
9. Williams (394) - $17 857 169
10. Seidel (9) - $17 009 914

source: pokerati, Hendon Mob

 


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15 comments for "The Most Successful Surnames In Poker"

 bullettooth124/07/2012 11:00:23 GMT
check out the list in 10 years time. im sure Hurley will be up the at the top somewhere. hahaha.
i wish. Big Smile
 occultum24/07/2012 11:03:32 GMT
Ye even before i watched was pretty sure the first one was Nguyen :\

You watch a live tournament and there are like 10 Nguyen's all the time at the lists.. wonder why :O

Nice info tho
 Fakiry24/07/2012 12:23:33 GMT
There are 724 online poker players with the surname Nguyen? Who would say this strange surname would be so common at the poker tables? This just shows that there are other countries besides USA with online poker tradition. Scotty is from Vietnam, and the others must be from there or close. I think i never visited an online page from Vietnam, but they must have lots of stuff about poker, it can be a good tip to try to look up for this.
 ayaraled24/07/2012 13:04:07 GMT
wow nguyen top it all....maybe scotty's all family members and relatives played poker after his successful winnnings in poker....or maybe nguyen's are really good players and they come up with the biggest winning...of course scotty is the best of them all...
 noonlion24/07/2012 13:06:46 GMT
Nguyen is a common name in Vietnam I think but still srange to see so many be successful at poker.

Awesome that Esfandiari is in 4th on his own. Now that's something.
 jessthehuman25/07/2012 05:03:02 GMT
4. Esfandiari (1) - $23 245 828

hahaha awesome.

And yes, Nguyen is an extremely common name.
 Javier191925/07/2012 21:08:05 GMT
Yeah 4. Esfandiari is good player... Saw him play on television... I think he's great... Love his gameplay and he wins a lot of times...
 Greenmohave25/07/2012 22:42:34 GMT
I knew Antonia had to place after this year feat of winning the largest pot in poker history. Isn't that incredible? Hansen and Seidel are also right there with the money so none of them areoing bad. be nice to be a soloist in this.
 uhhcallmi27/07/2012 02:21:12 GMT
esfandiari,, nr1 ,,woohaaaaa

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esfandiari,, nr1 ,,woohaaaaa
 Macubaas27/07/2012 05:16:23 GMT
Pretty interesting to see that Nguyen is the most popular name in poker but i also think that come people have this name...

But i have to agree with the post above, Esfandiari it'a a multi million dollar name just by itself, so it's Seidel.
 Neptunus2131/07/2012 11:26:28 GMT
Esfandari is there only because of the won drop. if he hadn't won that he wouldnt even be in the 300-400 top. lucky break for him. you just need to win one of these big prize tournaments and your name will be there. i'm not expecting it too soon Smile
 victoryv11123/10/2013 19:41:02 GMT
Nguyen is actually pronounced (win) Blink
 HenryMinute23/10/2013 22:27:53 GMT
Posted by bullettooth1:
check out the list in 10 years time. im sure Hurley will be up the at the top somewhere. hahaha.
i wish. Big Smile

Why?

Is Shane teaching her poker?

Incidentally I don't think that the Nguyen total should be that high. All of Scotty Nguyens' winnings should be under the name Osourne (Ozzy). Smile
 rbdflyboy24/10/2013 04:16:40 GMT
Posted by HenryMinute:
Posted by bullettooth1:
check out the list in 10 years time. im sure Hurley will be up the at the top somewhere. hahaha.
i wish. Big Smile

Why?

Is Shane teaching her poker?

Incidentally I don't think that the Nguyen total should be that high. All of Scotty Nguyens' winnings should be under the name Osourne (Ozzy). Smile


...to put it mildly....I am Iron Man Shock
 sergejcho24/10/2013 05:42:13 GMT
Esfandari is there only because of the won drop. if he hadn't won that he wouldnt even be in the 300-400 top. lucky break for him. you just need to win one of these big prize tournaments and your name will be there. i'm not expecting it too soon

THis is so true.

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