5 of the biggest poker wins ever

5 of the biggest poker wins ever

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Poker is definitely a high stakes games. Whether playing online or in serious, prestigious live events, you stand a chance to earn a fortune every time you play poker. If you look at history, you’ll see that this is definitely true. Indeed, it seems that Poker has been creating millionaires for years.

  1. Daniel Negreanu

A Canadian poker pro, Negreanu is a member of the Poker Hall of fame. Widely recognised as one of the top players of all time, Negreanu has played professionally for over twenty years. But how much has he won during that time? In total, he is thought to have won a massive $36 million and the rest. These are his lifetime savings. His biggest win was in 2014 when he cashed out with over eight million at WSOP The Big One for One Drop. Yep, Daniel probably won enough that day to buy your house ten times over!

  1. Erik Seidel

Negreanu may be one of the top poker players in the world, but Seidel is the top US poker play. He has won a total of $33 million is his lifetime and is another member of the poker hall of game. Although, his biggest win is considerably less than the Canadian champion. During one showing, he cashed out with $2.4 million. It’s not eight million, but it’s also not chump change.

  1. Dan Coleman

At just 27 years old Colman started in online events but quickly moved on to live events. He has won a total of $28 million in his career. His biggest cashout is massive. In 2014, Coleman walked away with over $15 million. Most recently he won $200,000 at the Poker Night in America King of the hill.

  1. Antonio Esfandiari

Esfandiari is well know for holding the largest single payout in a poker tournament in history. This occurred in 2012 when he managed to win The Big One for One drop. Before this, he held the all-time money list as well until the guy at the top of our list knocked him off his perch. Playing since 2002, he was won three WSOP bracelets and two WPT championships. The man is a legend in the poker community but just how much did he win? During that single event, he walked away with an incredible $18.3 million. It’s not quite the size of the record for the American Powerball winner at a whopping $758 million. But, that’s still the kind of day pay that you usually only see in Hollywood.

  1. Jamie Gold

His name certainly isn’t ironic. After winning the 2006 World Series of Poker, Jamie walked away with over 12 million dollars. That’s the fourth largest payout in history. These days, Jamie dedicates his time between his production company and the biggest online poker tournaments, probably hoping to win another big one. While Jamie’s claim to fame is certainly impressive, he has had five money finishes and claims one bracelet. His win is actually slightly controversial as he originally had a deal to split the winnings with someone else in the tournament but reneged on that agreement.

Jim Ruby

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