Poker is one of the most famous and favoured games in the world, you can discover more here about this great game. It can be played in casinos, bars, at home and now even online. Its popularity has inspired millions to give it a go and in turn have made a selective group of the best players famous because of it. Many prefer poker because of the fact that more skill is required than most other casino games. A good poker player has to be skilled in deceit, strategic thinking, planning, and most importantly, be talented at reading other people. It’s not a game for everyone, which is why those who have played their way to the top are some of the most respected and famous gamblers worldwide. Lets have a look then at some of the most famous poker players:
Phil Ivey – Top Poker Player
If you know poker, then you know Phil Ivey. As of this year he has earned an eye watering $26.5 million in tournaments alone with earnings from private poker games estimated to increase that figure by some further millions too. He’s been nicknamed as the ‘Tiger Woods of poker’ and has been honing his poker skills since he was a teenager. It was at the young age of 20 that he turned pro and has since over the years confidently proved to be an aggressive poker player who bets to win. In 2017, Ivey’s determination and success was recognised and he was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame, cementing his eternal claim as one of the most famous poker players in the world.
Liv Boeree – One of the best Poker Players
You can’t you consider yourself a serious poker fan if you don’t know the name Liv Boeree. Born in Kent, England; she is the only female player in history to hold both a World Series Poker and 2010 European Poker Tour Champion title. Boeree was a model before her success, which unfortunately led to many poker players underestimating her skills and assuming her as just a pretty face. But the graduate astrophysicist soon proved doubters wrong and within 3 years of playing poker, won her first tournament in 2008 at the Ladbrokes European Ladies Championships. As current number 5 on the female all-time live poker winnings list, it’s safe to assume that Boeree has a healthy bank balance. However it’s her generosity and extensive donations, including raising over $6 million for her own charity that make her a firm fan favourite and one of the most famous poker players.
Despite being only just 25 years of age, Fedor Holz is number one on the German all-time money list with live earnings that total over $26 million dollars. With a young face, reserved nature and coming from humble beginnings, many opponents underestimated his natural ability. Yet in 2013 in his first year playing professionally, he came first in the World Championship of Online Poker and people began to take note. He secured his spot as one of the worlds most famous poker players when he won $21 million during 2016 and 2018 alone. A streak that achieved his space on the Forbes Under 30 list in Germany and further placed him number four on the world All-Time Money List.