This article will bring you to the list of the highest earning poker players in the world. Insider Monkey has recently published an arresting article about it. Playing poker is not exactly plain old card playing since stakes are places, but it’s not exactly gambling either, since you’re putting your skills at play and not just depending on pure luck to win. It’s in that in-between zone that won’t earn you so many side-eyes from those who know you. Keep in mind, however, that whether you’re edge counting, which involves figuring out whether a face-down card is high or low, or card counting, which involves figuring out whether you have high chances of getting the card you need by analyzing the cards that have been played, you’re supposed to do it quietly or else you’re likely to get kicked out from the table.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the highest earning poker players in the world from their list.
The first one is John Juanda. Coming from Indonesia, John Juanda is the biggest poker earner in his home country. Juanda says he started playing tournaments back in 1996, which means he’s a well-seasoned player. Back in 2001, he won the World Poker Open Championship in 2001, while the next year he won his first WSOP bracelet, followed by two more WSOP events the next year. He now has earned more than $20 million from playing poker. Juanda now lives in California, where he is much closer to the world’s largest tournaments. The next player should be Scott Seiver. Born in New York, Seiver is the fifth on the US all time money list. He also ranks 19th on the world popularity list. He’s become quite famous over the years, thanks to his participation in Pokerstars’ the Big Game. Over the years, his name has become closely associated with his practice of covering his mouth so he could hide his mouth-breathing tells. He has managed to win enough tournaments that he is now one of the wealthiest poker players in the entire world. At last, but not least let’s check out Phil Ivey. Ivey has won ten World Series of Poker bracelets, and he’s recently been elected to the Poker Hall of Fame. He’s the youngest player to ever win ten bracelets, and also the player who has accumulated them the fastest, only taking him 14 years. Previously, the record was held by Phil Hellmuth on both accounts. Ivey was 38 when he earned his tenth bracelet, after 14 years, while Hellmuth was 42, after 17 years. He has also managed to reach nine final tables on the World Poker Tour and he’s been named the poker player of the year twice by All In Magazine.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 11 highest earning poker players in the world.