Top Online Poker Earners In The World
Poker has been the country’s favorite pastime for decades now. In particular, the beginning of the 2010’s have seen its tremendous evolution from a recreational activity to a full-fledged career option. Find that hard to believe? Have a look at the top five online poker earners:
Nickname: No Home Jerome
Phil is perhaps one of the most notorious names in the business. The American pro is widely celebrated as poker’s most glorious names. Overall, Ivey has accumulated over $26 million in career winnings. 77% of the colossal figure, i.e $20 million came from playing stakes online. Even now, he continues to dominate the felt, and is a fearsome all-round player.
Screen name: Durrrr
Second on the list stands Tom Dwan. Going by the nickname ‘durrrr’, Dwan began his online poker career with just $50. Soon, he assembled a million-dollar bankroll through online poker. The 31-year-old is especially efficient at NL Texas Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha Poker. In terms of earnings, Dwan has piled in slightly below $3 million overall. However, he hasn’t been quite active in recent years.
Screen name: Jungleman12
Cates is another poker pro who made consistent profits through online stakes thereby establishing his name in poker. Interestingly, the American was the biggest winner in the online world, amassing upwards of $5 million in profits. He almost went went broke when he faced notable pro Victor ‘Isildur1’ Blom in 2009, but recovered smoothly.
Antonius is a Finland based poker pro who’s regarded as a highly successful Hold’em Poker cash game player. His stoic demeanor makes him a formidable foe in the world of poker. The 37-year-old usually participates in the biggest of games for the highest of stakes. His total live earnings stand at a little over $11 million.
Nickname: The Orient Express
Johnny Chan’s biggest claim to fame was winning consecutive WSOP titles in 1987 and 1988. The nickname Orient Express comes from his ability to decimate anyone in his path. Chan is an exceptional cash game player and has won 10 WSOP bracelets. The ‘old school’ pro has been there since the beginning, adapting to the changes in the game.
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