Out of curiosity, admiration or envy (yes, we feel it too), sometimes we want to know who are those who have made the most of their career as professional poker players.
All of them are excellent players, from whom you can learn a lot, but this is only a list with names and for space reasons we have been forced to leave many others in the inkpot that also deserve recognition, but could not have their place here, so do not judge us if you see that some names are missing, maybe for a second part you will see those who are missing!
He is from New Jersey, although he has settled in Las Vegas as did, before him, many other professional players. He has been proclaimed champion in a great number of poker championships, and has even won the World Poker Tour.
He has also won the coveted World Series of Poker bracelet, as well as finishing first in the Aussie Millions. Quite a surprise considering his age, given that he is one of the youngest players to accumulate that number of prizes.
His fortune is close to 40 million dollars, being one of the richest poker players in the world. And all based on technique, visual and mental acuity, and aggressiveness. He has managed to win the WSOP almost 12 times, and has been proclaimed champion of the World Poker Tour, which earned him entry into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2010.
He is good at playing Texas Hold’em, Omaha poker and Deuce to Seven Draw, something that not many do. That, in addition, makes him one of the most complete competitors.
Besides being a rich poker player, he is one of the most aggressive and fierce. He has been playing professional poker since 2009 and has played in some of the most exclusive championships in Latin America.
With a recognized analytical ability in live games, Amos Ben is one of the best poker players of the moment. He still keeps intact that ability to read the games, which makes many quit when they face him precisely because of the reputation that precedes him.
Known as “The Magician”, he is one of the most sought-after professional poker players of his generation, in addition to being a prestigious illusionist. His affable character and his skills have made him a media figure in the United States.
He is not the richest poker player in the world, as his net worth is valued at about $27 million, but Esfandiari has made the most of his gifts and has become a really good poker player, winning the World Poker Tour twice and the World Series of Poker three times.
Known for achieving a surprising fourth place in the French Open in 2005 and being ranked as the youngest player to reach the final of that competition at that time, Bonomo has currently managed to play more than twenty final tables.
He played his first WSOP in 2014, when he won almost half a million, and has been accumulating winnings since then to add up to more than a million and a half in direct rewards. Almost nothing.
The Canadian, considered one of the best poker players in the world, is also one of the richest. Although momentarily retired, he has been interspersed with collaborations and tables here and there intermittently, always far from his intense game peaks.
He is one of the richest and highest-level poker players, having demonstrated a natural talent for poker and proving that he has more than enough skill to play high level hands.
This shows that if he retires it is not because he has lost his level, but because of the need or preference to slow down in his day-to-day life.
How to get rich playing poker
It is the million-dollar question for many, but let’s be honest: there is no magic formula to achieve it. Beyond dedicating time and effort to improving and getting better and better at it, there is no method or manual that tells you how to get rich playing poker. Nor should you trust those who promise to give you a foolproof method to win at poker. Shun the siren songs and focus your efforts on improving as a player.
All the players on this list have one thing in common: they have used their skills and talent to win. They have not done magic or resorted to tricks or cheats to win: they have dedicated their time to improve until they have managed to make poker their way of life.