Career Highlights Of The Top 10 U.S Tournament Poker Pros of All-Time
The Hendon Mob’s All Time Money List ranks the best tournament poker players all over the world by maintaining an updated record of their total live earnings throughout their career. If we try to look at the current rankings, there is no denying that the American players are all over the list, most especially in the Top 10.
This comes as no surprise though. Considered as the home of tournament poker, America is the home country of majority of the best and most recognizable tournament players of all time.
We have put together a Top 10 list of the America’s poker greats and their career highlights.
Antonio Esfandiari (10)
While Antonio Esfandiari was born in Iran, he has been living in Las Vegas for quite some time now and has been representing America during major tournaments all over the globe. Esfandiari will be forever remembered as the winner of the single biggest prize in poker history worth $18.3 million, which he was able to capture in the 2012 Big One for One Drop.
He is currently ranked 13th on the All Time Money List.
Phil Ivey (9)
Phil Ivey is considered one of the game’s greatest players and is a member of the poker hall of fame. Throughout his career, Ivey has won 10 WSOP bracelets and has a well-earned reputation for being the best all-round tournament poker player in the world.
Steve O’Dwyer (8)
The only thing that’s lacking in Steve O’Dwyer’s impressive poker resume is a gold bracelet. But all the same, the Colorado native has earned the respect of the poker community by delivering consistent results, especially in the high roller arena. His most recent wins include two runner-up finishes in the 2019 British Poker Open, two cashes in the European Poker Tour, as well as a victory in this year’s Triton Poker Super High Roller Series in Montenegro.
Daniel Colman (7)
Daniel Colman is best known in the world of poker as the player who outclassed Daniel Negreanu in the 2014 Big One for One Drop event to win a top prize of $15,306,668. The Massachusetts native made a name for himself back in 2013 when he won $1,000,000 in hyper-turbo tournaments within a span of just 9 months, making him the first player to achieve such a feat. He sits at the No. 10 spot in the All-Time Money List.
Jason Koon (6)
Jason Koon is a crusher in both online and live tournaments. He is frequently seen in high roller tournaments, where he was able to capture the largest cash of his career, taking home $3,579,914 as top prize in major Short Deck event at the 2018 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series in Montenegro. His total live earnings currently sit at $30,344,228.
David Peters (5)
David Peters has been consistently crushing the tournament scene, recording just short of 20 cashes this year alone. The poker pro from Toledo, Ohio recently finished 3rd in an event at the 2019 British Poker Open. Prior to that, he also cashed in the European Poker Tour and the partypoker MILLIONS High Roller. He has earned more than $33 million in total live earnings throughout his career.
Erik Seidel (4)
Erik Seidel is an epitome of the phrase “old but gold”. Since his legendary heads-up battle against Johnny Chan in the 1988 WSOP Main Event, Seidel has continued to create a mark in the poker tournament arena, a glaring proof that his abilities have successfully kept up with the times.
Dan Smith (3)
Dan Smith has been making it big in live poker since 2007, with impressive wins in the WPT and Aussie Millions among his major accomplishments. He has had deep runs this year at the British Poker Open, EPT and partypoker MILLIONS Europe. He has $36.7 million in career prize money.
Justin Bonomo (2)
This Virginia native gained super elite status following his incredible winning streak in 2018, which enabled him to topple Daniel Negreanu off the No. 1 spot of the All Time Money List. Bonomo recently took down the Short Deck Main Event at Triton Super High Roller Series London for $3,248,728. He has over $48.5 million in winnings.
Bryn Kenney (1)
With total live earnings of more than $55 million, Bryn Kenney is currently at the top of the All-Time Money List. He was able to climb to the No. 1 spot after finishing as runner-up in the £1,050,000 No-Limit Hold’em – Triton Million for Charity Event for a whopping £16,890,509 ($20,563,324). Kenney is expected to do more in the tournament scene, considering his winning attitude.