Poker is indeed one of the most popular casino games in the world. It has been showcased in some of the biggest poker tournaments in the world. These poker events have named the best professional poker players since the game began. In this article, we round up the 10 greatest poker players of all time.
Stu Ungar won the World Series of Poker Main Event in the years 1980, 1981, and 1997. With this, he was one of the four people who won the WSOP Main Event consecutively. Now, he is considered the greatest Texas Hold ‘Em poker and gin player of all time.
Reese was considered as the greatest cash game poker player in the world. In fact, he was widely known for transforming his modest $400 bankroll to $60,000 in just days. He has won the World Series of Poker Main Event in 1989 and achieved three WSOP bracelets.
Ivey was regarded by poker observers as the best all-around poker player in the world. He has won the World Series of Poker Main Event in 2009. He also won a total of 10 WSOP bracelets. In 2017, he was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame.
Moss was the first ever winner of the World Series of Poker Main Event in 1970 and was immediately followed in the year 1971 and 1974, making him one of the four poker players who won WSOP Main Events consecutively.
Brunson has played poker professionally for more than five decades. He won the World Series of Poker Main Event in the years 1976 and 1977, making him one of the four players who won consecutively. He also earned 10 WSOP bracelets.
Chan is a Chinese-American poker player who won the World Series of Poker Main Event consecutively in the years 1987 and 1988. He also earned a total of 10 WSOP bracelets. He has been known in the poker community as the “Orient Express”.
Greenstein won the World Series of Poker Main Event in 1992 and earned three WSOP bracelets. He was nicknamed as the “Robin Hood of Poker” because he donates all his profit from poker tournaments to charities and foundations.
Tom Dwan Jr.
Dwan is known for professionally playing poker through online. He played n the highest-stakes No-Limit Texas hold ’em and Pot-Limit Omaha games. Brunson and Greenstein call him the modern Stu Ungar because of his smart and aggressive style of playing poker.
From being a tennis player, Antonius successfully shifted to poker playing. He won the World Series of Poker in 2010. He also plays in high-profile online tournaments in which he finished second in the Heads-Up Pot Limit Omaha Championship bringing home $320,000.
Harman is one of the three women to have won two World Series of Poker bracelets in open events. She is considered by most poker pros as the best female professional poker player of all time.