888poker’s Best Poker Players of All Time
888poker endeavours to choose the top 12 poker players of all time. Follow along on our journey and see if you agree, or disagree, with our top picks.
Picking the greatest poker players of all time is no easy task. There has certainly been an abundance of players who have excelled both from an historical standpoint and looking at the modern game.
The criteria could cover numerous bullet points: major titles, cash winnings, longevity – the list could go on and on.
With all that in mind, here’s a look at seven of the best players in history in no particular order.
12 Top Poker Players Are:
- Justin Bonomo – ZeeJustin
- Doyle Brunson – Texas Dolly
- Johnny Moss – Grandfather of Poker
- Phil Hellmuth – The Poker Brat
- Phil Ivey – The Tiger Woods of Poker
- Stu Ungar – The Comeback Kid
- Daniel Negreanu – Kid Poker
- Erik Seidel – Sly
- Bryn Kenney – Mega Crusher
- Stephen Chidwick – stevie444
- Dan Smith – Cowboy Dan
- Fedor Holz – CrownUpGuy
1. Justin Bonomo – ZeeJustin
A dominating force in the modern game, Bonomo tops all players in cash winnings with $44.6 million. His earnings not only come in high roller tournaments at the game’s highest stakes but also against some of the best competition.
In June 2018, he won the $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) for $185,965. That made his second WSOP bracelet and came only days after winning the $300,000 Super High Roller Bowl for $5 million.
If those finishes weren’t enough, the 33-year-old poker sensation followed up his bracelet win with yet another. Bonomo took down the $1 million Big One for One Drop at the WSOP for $10 million.
And this year, through April 2019, his winnings have already topped $1.1 million as he continues to excel on the felt.
With a keen intellect for the game, Bonomo finds success against some of the top players in the world. Heads-up he seems near-invincible and has won 18 major tournaments since 2016.
That string of wins also includes numerous other final table appearances. He’s not a player you want to square off against.