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Top five Poker players in the world

Online Poker is by far one of the most popular forms of online gambling around, and judging by the money at stake, it’s no surprise why! As a portable extension of the much-loved brick-and-mortar classic, online Poker players often take inspiration from some of the greatest players and live-action wins that have taken place over the years. Read on to find out more about the largest payout-runs ever seen, and who the lucky player was that got to walk away with them!

Daniel Colman – USA – $29 million

In 2014, Daniel Colman took his place at one of the $1 million Big One for One Drop tables, ready to work his magic. And magic it most certainly was, as he went head to head with Daniel Negreanu and pipped the fellow Poker mogul to the first-place position. First place landed Colman a whopping $15.3 million bounty – the largest payout in Poker history! This, along with his other confident wins, led Colman to earn almost $30 million from Poker.

Jason Koon – USA – $30 million

Throughout 2019, Jason Koon, the Triton Poker ambassador, gathered up quite a few impressive hauls over a handful of tense tournaments, adding another $6 million to his total winnings. Koon’s two biggest career payouts came within a pair of short deck events on the Triton circuit. Having won both events, Koon walked away with more than $6.4 million to his name, from just two games! His total winnings come to about $30 million overall – not bad, ay?

Stephen Chidwick – UK – $31.1 million

After an incredibly lucrative career over the years, Stephen Chidwick is considered to be the best tournament Poker player in the world, among his peers on the high roller scene. For a long time, the Englishman maintained a place at the top of the Global Poker Index player rankings, breaking through for his first World Series of Poker bracelet at the 2019 tournament. Chidwick also dips a toe in the online casino market, tallying up over $5 million in online earnings! How’s that for a bit of inspiration?!

Erik Seidel – USA – $35.7 million

As the oldest player on our list, 58-year-old Erik Seidel is one of the original Poker tycoons from New York’s Mayfair Club, which has previously seen the likes of Stu Ungar, Dan Harrington and Howard Lederer. Seidel has made his way onto an impressive 35 final tables and an astonishing 92 cashes, having won a World Series of Poker bracelet an unbelievable eight times! To name just a few of Seidel’s biggest achievements, the players placed second in the 1988 Main Event, closely behind the legendary Johnny Chan. He won his largest cash sum of just under $2.5 million at the 2011 Aussie Millions Championship. Just before this wicked feat, in 2010, Seidel was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame – and rightly so!

Bryn Kenney – USA – $55.5 million

During his time at the tables during 2019, Kenney shot to the top of the players list when he earned the biggest lump sum of his career at the Triton Million in August. Kenney left the game in the respectable position of third, walking away with over $20 million!

Bryn Kenney’s live tournament winning journey began back in 2007, and since then he has won a World Series of Poker bracelet in 2014 and made seven final tables in total. His largest single cash win took place at the PokerStars Championship back in April 2017, and he continued to place within the top five finishes across the globe in the games that followed.

So, will you be next on our list? Log on to your favourite online casino and start winning!

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