The outcome of a poker game does not only depend on luck – only those who know the game mechanisms and the probabilities of the hand of cards inside out have a chance of victory and can earn money in the long term. Anyone who does not play online, but in the casino or with friends, must also have a certain knowledge of human nature in order to be able to draw conclusions about the hands of the cards from faces. Although the rules of the game are relatively easy to understand and you can get involved in a very short time, you need a lot more to be able to play at the top.
It is therefore no wonder that the best in the scene now earn as much as top athletes – but how much is that actually? Below we’ve compiled the top richest poker players to take a look at the people behind the popular card game .
Tony G – $ 36 million
Professional poker player and MEP at the same time – there is nothing that does not exist. Antanas Guoga, also “Mr. Known as G ”, is a Lithuanian poker player, businessman and MEP from 2014-2019. Mr. G has been playing poker since he was 18 years old and is best known for his loose mouth, which he uses to get into the minds of his opponents.
The list of his victories is as long as impressive – among other things, he finished first in the 2005 European Poker Championships, on the 2006 Betfair Asian Poker Tour, at the 2007 Moscow Millions, and in 2010 in the Poker Lounge.
Daniel Negreanu – $ 50 million
Daniel Negreanu was successful at a young age – hence the nickname “Kid Poker”. Just like Tony G, Negreanu loves to talk his opponents into the ground – whether they listen to him or not is a minor matter. In addition to his notorious table manners, Negreanu has spent a lot of time studying his opponents: He tries to understand exactly why his opponents play the way they play.
Shortly before graduation, he left university to devote himself entirely to poker. His first major success was the World Series of Poker bracelet in 1998. In 2004, he won the World Poker Tournament Player of the Year award. His current wealth is estimated at around 50 million US dollars.
Bryn Kenney – $ 56 million
Just like Bonomo, Bryn Kenney is a former Magic the Gathering player. Since the card game brings little money despite his passion, Kenney decided to play poker – a step he has not regretted to this day.
Even if he only owns one of the coveted Word Series of Poker Tournament bracelets, he was able to win almost 30 other titles that brought him a total of more than 56 million US dollars. However, his fortune did not accumulate through many small wins, but he was able to get almost half of it in a single game: In the Triton Charity Invitation in 2019, Kenney took 2nd place with a prize money of 20 million US dollars.