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5 Most Famous Poker Players Ever

Tags: Daniel Negreanu, Doyle Brunson, Erik Seidel, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey.
Posted on 13 October 2021 by "T".

Who are the most famous poker players of all time? Discover the list of poker celebrities and much more information in this article.

Poker has remained one of the most popular games for years. The fact is that it requires having brilliant analytical and logical skills, as well as a bit of luck. Millions of people prefer playing this card game and even earn good money. So, who are the leading poker players you should know about? How much money do they earn? How did common people become celebrities in the field of poker? It's time to find all the truth about playing this card game and the possible incomes you can earn if you try it too. 

Before You Dive Into the Game 
Thousands of people play poker regularly, but only a few of them become true professionals. If you would like to become an expert in this game, you will need to spend days and hours of free time to gain new knowledge and polish your skills. 

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Phil Ivey
Even if you are new to the world of gambling, you might have heard about Phil Ivey, one of the world-famous players. This guy started building his dizzying career during the poker boom area and was soon considered to be an extremely skilled and high-end player in this field. 

Phil Hellmuth 
Phil Hellmuth is one of the outstanding personalities in the field. He has thousands of admirers and haters because of his bratty behavior during the games. Although the attitude to Phil is tricky, he is still one of the coolest poker pros of all time. This guy is known for demonstrating top-notch skills in every game he took part in. He was the leader in the World Series of Poker, one of the most crowded and prestigious events related to the game. Moreover, he is the one and the only player who can boast of having more than ten WSOP bracelets and a record for the most amount of cash in bracelet events. To put it short, this guy is one of the richest players of the card games worldwide. 

Daniel Negreanu
To put it short, the total live earnings of this shoppy player is a whopping $36,546,094. Furthermore, he is a happy owner of 6 WSOP bracelets. Daniel started his gambling career at the age of 17 when playing the card game in the small bars in Toronto. Being extremely talented, Negreanu quickly understood all the nuances of the game and began polishing his skills. He dropped out of high school and decided to play poker on a pro-level. Although no one supported him in this decision, Daniel was still confident with his skills and plans for the future. 

At the age of 22, Daniel moved to Las Vegas to make his childhood dreams of becoming wealthy come true. However, he was bankrupt and returned home in just six months. Despite many losses, Negreanu continued playing. 

Erik Seidel
Being a world-class expert in the game, Erik Seidel is still not a public person. Seidel ranks 4th all-time, with $38 million in live tournament cashes. All that he actually does is constantly win various live and online tournaments. Erik is considered to be one of the most skilled and prosperous players of all time. By the way, he continues playing card games even in his 60s. 

Doyle Brunson 
This famous person is also known as "The Godfather of Poker'' because of his exceptional skills and gambling experience. Being a Texas gambling legend, Brunson has been playing the game for over 50 years. He has an amazing number of 10 WSOP bracelets and dozens of records in the field. Doyle is included in the Poker Hall of Fame. He is also the author of "Super System," one of the most popular books about poker for beginners. Thousands of players follow the strategies described in the book and win. 

There are many other remarkable personalities in the field. These are Johnny Moss, Justin Bonomo, Daniel Colman, and many others. If you would like to become an expert player, you can watch the records of the games of these poker gurus, read books, and learn more about the secret gambling techniques. 

 


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 geseco1203/11/2021 22:15:49 GMT
There are many high level players at the moment, we have on the virtual mats many names that we know, it is difficult to choose one, but we can only enjoy their game and at the same time learn a lot.
 CALICUL03/11/2021 22:16:38 GMT
difficult but necessary
 itsmonika05/11/2021 16:07:56 GMT
This was pretty interesting.
 dule-vu05/11/2021 16:14:59 GMT
Yeah,its hard choice!
 geseco1206/11/2021 01:29:59 GMT
Everyone will have different opinions about the great poker players, there will be people who like one more than another, but that will not take away from being able to learn from all the great players, each one has something very special, that's why they are where they are, playing at the highest levels of poker.
 dule-vu06/11/2021 01:30:06 GMT
But from new generations I dont see some big name or somebody who people will like it as they like this names now!
 milan_timko06/11/2021 08:05:35 GMT
For me i think of negreanu, ivy and hellmut. i like the way negreanu played. He has been the number 1 in poker. Even tho statistics do not give him, but i like his style of play, His attitude, the way he acts at the table with enthousiasm, constantely joking agains others. And has won many millions. So my favourite is Daniel!
 dule-vu06/11/2021 09:32:33 GMT
Yeah,most of people like daniel!
 antonis32106/11/2021 19:50:44 GMT
Negreanu lately , the last years , he has some issues with his mentality and effectiveness at games , or am I wrong , besides HU leaks in his games , I do not know ....Anyway , but the truth is that if you have some sponsors that give you a lot of money to play games , if they pay actually games for you , it's easier to increase your winrate and total money earnings . I mean , they say some won $35M , what about the spendings , the sponsorships , the cash games losses or winnings , etc etc , it's a long story .....
 CALICUL06/11/2021 19:51:50 GMT
Negreanu is good, but his results in recent years have been too small... than in the past
 antonis32109/11/2021 00:14:07 GMT
Most famouspoker players are the ones who had many seccesses , but also the media loved them and they used this to their benefit . So in the top 5 , I am sure in th top 10 or even top 20 , we won't find players like Bonomo , who came , saw , played and won . They destroyed the game with GTO solving gameplay . Bonomo left the games , after he won far too many millions of $$$ , he didn't seek for media attention , the lights of the shows ......
 CALICUL09/11/2021 00:49:47 GMT
they makes money from this, not only players
 antonis32115/11/2021 01:43:25 GMT
MoneyMaker is also one of the most famous , at least he was until Black Friday anyway . Ofcourse he has not achieved many things after his success in the WSOP Main Event that gave him recognition , so what are exactly the criteria that poker players use to choose their most beloved players is a mystery , a mystery guy like Ivey would still have the same recognition even if he hadn't all these wins , thanks to his style that made him famous I believe .
 dule-vu15/11/2021 01:44:35 GMT
I see him on main event,at least on some videos on you tube in last days,so he still love wsop!
 antonis32116/11/2021 02:48:54 GMT
Moneymaker went deep on this WSOP Main Event , I will not lie , i wanted him to mo further deeper , it would be amazing to watch him again in the final 18 , or even the FT itself , it would be awesome poker story , I was thinking how crazy it would be to win it again . Unfortunatelly he was beaten and busted out , didn't see his final hand , too bad , he had a very big stack earlier
 dule-vu16/11/2021 02:50:48 GMT
As I see on results he is out,but dont know on what position!
 antonis32118/11/2021 23:35:00 GMT
In a podcast during COVID lockdown I heard MoneyMaker saying that he is having some lessons , with 1 or more pros , so as to improve his gameplay , to become more competitive and fix some leaks on his game , I liked that when I frst heard/watched it . I think his result in this WSOP shows these lessons had a good effect . I think good results and wins are coming for Moneymaker in the near future Smile
 CALICUL18/11/2021 23:36:49 GMT
he learned very well in the past. Now maybe he will do it again, and it will be as you said Big Smile
 ligador3719/11/2021 00:57:35 GMT
Posted by antonis321:
In a podcast during COVID lockdown I heard MoneyMaker saying that he is having some lessons , with 1 or more pros , so as to improve his gameplay , to become more competitive and fix some leaks on his game , I liked that when I frst heard/watched it . I think his result in this WSOP shows these lessons had a good effect . I think good results and wins are coming for Moneymaker in the near future Smile


It should be number 1 for the famous. Without Moneymaker (what a good name) poker would not be what it is today. Possibly we would not be on this page talking about this or thousands of other topics related to poker. There wouldn't be as much streaming as there is today, nor would so many people sign up for those kinds of tournaments. The poker world must thank you
 dule-vu19/11/2021 00:57:47 GMT
Its good for poker that lot of them played at wsop this year!
 ligador3719/11/2021 01:15:36 GMT
Posted by dule-vu:
Its good for poker that lot of them played at wsop this year!


They were great inscriptions in my opinion, although I think that compared to other years it has been quite inferior. but hey, with the pandemic involved, I think they have been good numbers. If I'm not mistaken there were more than 6500 entries to the main event. The other tournaments I didn't pay much attention. Some that another is still playing
 dule-vu19/11/2021 01:15:42 GMT
Lot of countries had restrictions,so they would have even more players!
 antonis32120/11/2021 02:53:54 GMT
The older generation guys like Doyle Brunson, might interest more the fans , to get toknow to him better , how he bεcame a poker player , the difficulties he experienced , how was it several decates ago back then , when poker was not as popular as in later years or nowadays .

Some pros have stories about howmany times they went broke or when and how they found gams they had an edge so as to start winning , or stories for fish , how they picked them in the homegames or palyed against them wisely in cash games or tourneys.

Nowadays , the pros more or less do not have so much interesting and fascinating stories to share , especially the younger generation . It seems as if all of them gratuated math university , then began playing GTO and winning , all of them , more or less , lol
At least the most successfull of them . The pros .
 dule-vu20/11/2021 02:57:16 GMT
when you see on you tube some of his hands from this years main event and how he played them,you would suprise how his brain work,like he is 30 years younger!
 dule-vu21/11/2021 11:15:24 GMT
younger generations need this kind of stories,informations and everything that is about poker!you can just see offers on some site and that you start playing poker,you must see some videos,this kind of play of pro's and lot of news to read!thats why every movie is great!

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