10 Best Poker Players in History

Here are the all-time poker champions, the legends who not only play to win but also to inspire.

Discover what makes these Top 10 Poker Players the World’s Most Successful Poker Players.

#10 Venessa Self

Venessa has three WSOP bracelets, each in 2008, 2012, and 2014. By 2018, she had won more than $11.8 million in live tournaments. In addition, she achieved the coveted number-one position on the Global Poker Index, becoming the first and only woman to do so.

She is well-known for her abilities and determination. She was the first woman to play in a $100,000 Super High Roller game at PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in 2014. She finished third in the game.

This New York poker player works for an investment management firm and is a Yale law graduate with numerous other academic credentials.

She is undoubtedly the best female poker player of all time!

#9 Reese Chip

Chip Reese has three World Series Poker bracelets. He was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 1991. He was the youngest player elected at the time. His live tournament winnings total more than $3,500,000. He is regarded as one of the best cash game players.

Chip’s mother taught him poker and other board and card games at a young age.

Chip is his nickname. Reese was described by Dule Busnon as “one of the two finest young… poker players in the world.” He is well-known for his Seven Card Stud abilities. Reese and Bunson co-wrote the 7-card stud section of Doyle Brunson’s best-selling poker book, Super/System.

#8 Negreanu Daniel

By 2018, this Canadian professional poker player had won six WSOP bracelets. He’s also a WSOP Circuit ring winner. Negreanu, also known as Kid Poker, has won over $39,500,000 in live poker tournaments as of 2018. His WSOP winnings total approximately $16 million. He is known to play both online and offline.

This glamorous player has appeared in television shows such as Tilt and films such as The Grand and Luck You. He’s appeared on Late Night Poker, Poker After Dark, and High Stakes Poker. He has also won World Poker Tour, SCOOP, and WCOOP titles.

Erik Seidel (#7)

Erik Seidel has won more than $34 million in live tournaments as of 2016. He has 8 WSOP bracelets and a payday of approximately $2.4 million. In 2010, he was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame