Best Poker Players

If you're looking for the best poker players, the most popular poker players, the poker all-time money list, the leaders in the Global Poker Index (GPI) rankings, the best celebrity poker players, WSOP, WPT, and EPT winners, Poker Hall of Fame, or simply which players are hot right now, PokerNews has got you covered!

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All time money list

A list of the poker players who have won the most money at live poker events, according to The Hendon Mob database.

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This ranking list does not include results from recurring events (regular daily, weekly or monthly events).

Global poker index (GPI) rankings

The Global Poker Index is a leaderboard that ranks over 450,000 live tournament poker players in the world, powered by The Hendon Mob data.

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The GPI poker rankings are updated on a weekly basis. Players’ performances are assessed by their finishing positions in poker tournaments occurring over six periods of six months.

Popular Poker Players

In our popular poker player section you are sure to find some of your favourites and some of those who lay claim to being the best poker player in the world.

WSOP WSOP winners

Players who have won the most World Series of Poker (WSOP) Bracelets.

1st United States Phil Hellmuth
Bracelets 17
2nd United States Doyle Brunson
Bracelets 10
3rd United States Johnny Chan
Bracelets 10
4th United States Phil Ivey
Bracelets 10
5th United States Erik Seidel
Bracelets 9

EPT EPT winners

Players who have won the most European Poker Tour (EPT) titles.

1st Belarus Mikalai Pobal
Titles: 2
2nd Canada Mike Watson
Titles: 2
3rd United Kingdom Victoria Coren Mitchell
Titles: 2
4th United States Aaron Gustavson
Titles: 1
5th Spain Adrian Mateos
Titles: 1

WPTWPT winners

Players who have won the most World Poker Tour (WPT) titles.

1st United States Darren Elias
Titles: 4
2nd United States Anthony Zinno
Titles: 3
3rd United States Brian Altman
Titles: 3
4th Spain Carlos Mortensen
Titles: 3
5th United States Chino Rheem
Titles: 3

Female All Time Money List

A list of the female poker players who have won the most money at live poker events, according to The Hendon Mob database.

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Popular Online Poker Players

Check out some of the popular players who are well known for their exploits in the online poker game.

Poker Hall of Fame

The Poker Hall of Fame was founded in Las Vegas in 1979 by Benny Binion, the owner of the Horseshoe Casino, to preserve the names and legacies of the world’s greatest poker players.

Player Year Inducted
Brian Rast United States
Brian Rast
Layne Flack United States
Layne Flack
Eli Elezra Israel
Eli Elezra
Huck Seed United States
Huck Seed
Chris Moneymaker United States
Chris Moneymaker
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Professional Poker Players & Ambassadors

For those who are good enough to class themselves as professional poker players, there are often opportunities to become a brand ambassador for some of the leading online poker operators.

Poker Players FAQ

How much do poker players make?

With the amount of money poker players can earn essentially being endless, the amount of money a poker player can make ranges from a little to a lot!

Leading the all-time money list is Bryn Kenney who has won over $57.2 million. With second-place Justin Bonomo not far behind him with over $57.19 million, it shows just how much top players can make when playing at the very highest stakes.

However, there are many regular poker players who make a living traveling the circuit and making a career as ap professional poker player.

Who is the best celebrity poker player?

Several notable celebrities have dabbled at poker from sporting legends to movie stars.

Making his first recorded cash in 2011 and making an appearance at the 2014 World Series of Poker, Gerard Pique has amassed over $668,000 and came second for €352,950 in a €25,000 Single-Day High Roller event at the European Poker Tour.

Partnering with PokerStars as an ambassador, Neymar Jr has won over $28,000 with his last poker cash coming at the 2022 PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo. In the Spring Championship of Online Poker, Neymar finished 12th, with a winning of $2,100.

Among the list with Neymar Jr and Gerard Pique, Ben Affleck has previously won the California State Poker Championship for over $360,000 and has attended the WSOP on multiple occasions.

Who are the most popular poker players?

Everyone has their favorite poker player and they will naturally include some of the best poker players in the world.

One player that many hold as their favorite is Phil Hellmuth with an impressive collection of 16 WSOP Bracelets, and amassing over $27.9 million in cashes. His last WSOP bracelet came at the 2021 World Series of Poker.

Also on the list is Daniel Negreanu, featuring his record of six WSOP Bracelets and two WPT wins, with his total live earnings being over $46.1 million. His story began with his first World Series of Poker win in 1998, and continues with his career as a GGPoker Ambassador today.

Who is the poker player with the most WSOP bracelets?

With 17 WSOP Bracelets, Phil Hellmuth is the poker player who has won the most WSOP Bracelets and is also the WSOP leader in cashes as well as several other significant WSOP records.

He is followed by Phil Ivey, Johnny Chan, and Doyle Brunson who have equally won 10 WSOP Bracelets.