One good thing about online poker, unlike live, is that we can readily look for any player’s history and lifetime graphs. It makes it easy to find out who is the greatest ever player to play poker online. For many years, Phil Ivey was the crown prince for the title of the best poker player in the world. However, this title is currently being held by Patrik Antonius who faces tough competition from other great poker aces.
Below given are the top 5 online poker players:
The total winning of this Finnish poker master is over $17 million. Antonius also created history by winning the greatest ever online pot in 2009; that day he outsmarted another online poker legend Viktor Blom – ‘Isildur1,’ and won a massive $1,356,947. Patrik Antonius now has close to $6 million winnings from live tournaments and is married to the fellow poker player, Maya Geller.
Daniel Cates aka ‘jungle man’ ranks second among the richest professional poker players in the world. His winnings are a monstrous $11.53 million, which is almost over a million above Phil Ivey, who ended up being 2015’s biggest poker loser. Cates was 2014’s greatest online player with winnings of around $2,805,751 from one poker website and $631,288 on another. Thereby, winning a total of $3,437,039 in the year 2014 itself.
As per a trusted poker news website, Phil Ivey occupied the number one spot in online poker rankings for a fairly long period. Not only this, he was also the biggest winner on live poker platform with total winnings of a whopping $19,242,743. But as time went by, so did his luck. The American poker prince lost $2,483,564 to one poker site, and $6,317,217 to another. Although he still has a winning record of $10,441,962, yet, it is not good enough to make him one of the top players in the poker world in terms of money. In 2015, Phil went on a losing spree that dropped him to rank number three of the all-time richest poker players. Phil has so far been the winner of 10 WSOP bracelets and a World Poker Tour title. He has also reached the World Poker Tour final tables nine times. The former king of Poker first realized his passion for online poker games when he was working for a telemarketing firm.
Phil Galfond has two WSOP bracelets. He won the first one in the $5000 buy-in pot-limit Omaha (2008), and the second in 10,000$ no-limit 2-7 single draw championship (2015). Galfond also owns a poker training website Run It Once, on which he trains poker. His total winnings from online poker nearly amount to $8,099,612.
This American poker player started his poker career while he was still in his 3rd year of college. Di Dang and his brother Hac started playing at the same time. Having each other for sharing ideas and reviews proved to be an asset for their poker skills. Di Dang’s poker winnings are near $8,088,654. In the year 2011, the Dang brothers opened a restaurant from their poker winnings. Their restaurant Chasin Tails in the state of Virginia turned out to be a runaway hit with many positive reviews on Yelp.