The 10 Best Online Poker Players in the World
1. Viktor Blom
When looking at the best online poker players in the world, you need to start with Viktor Blom. He has won millions of dollars playing online. A star from Sweden, Blom entered the scene in the 2000s playing the high stakes. Blom’s gained notoriety almost 10 years ago when he won $1.7 million in two weeks.
2. Tom Dwan
Tom Dwan is one of the biggest names both in online and live poker. He has been battling with the best players in the world at the highest stakes for well over a decade. Players that have found themselves at a table with Dwan know how dangerous he can be. He has racked up millions in winnings, often times multi-tabling events.
3. Dan Cates
Dan Cates, better known has Jungleman12, is known for climbing through the stakes to the point where he is now one of the most successful players of all time. He started in the micro stakes before graduating to higher stakes at the age of 30. By 2014, it was estimated that Cates had topped $11 million in online winnings. That total included $5 million from 2010 alone.
4. Ben Sulsky
Sulsky is unique in that he took advantage of online bonuses in this form of poker to build his bankroll up to $3000. He then cashed out after he lost $1000. However, he returned to virtual tables after a few years, starting at micro stakes. Less than a year he topped $1 million in winnings and has accumulated more than $6 million since then.
5. Phil Ivey
Phil Ivey is considered by many to be the greatest poker player of online. So, it should be no surprise to hear that he is also one of the best online players we have ever seen. Some sources estimate that he has won more than $20 million online, a total that would put him among the biggest earners of all time.
6. Patrick Antonius
Antonius is Finnish Pro known for his appearance at many televised tournaments. However, he has also seen lots of success online. Sources indicate that he has won more than $11 million playing online. He has also been part of some of the biggest pots in poker history.
7. Ben Tollerene
Tollerene started his poker career by making a $500 deposit while at college. After that there was no looking back as he quickly rose through the ranks. He specializes in No-Limit Hold’em and Pot-Limit Omaha. Experts estimate that he won upwards of $10 million in the early 2010s.
8. Fedor Holz
This 26 year old German made plenty of waves in the mid-2010s as he wracked up score after score online. This included a massive $1.3 million score from a single tournament. Although he has mostly moved on from poker since 2017, he still helps coach new players as they rise through the ranks.
9. Phil Galfond
Galfond is known online as OMGClayAiKen and MrSweets28, and if you were unfortunate enough to see those names at your virtual tables, you know how good this guy can be. He is estimated to have won more than $10 million playing poker online. Galfond is from Canada and continues to play there so that he can legally play poker online.
10. Di Dang
Dang might not be the most recognizable player here, but he is still among the best. He amassed $8 million in winnings by the late 2010s. Dang got his start while he was at college. After he lost his first $200 deposit he quickly won it back, and it has been smooth sailing since then for Di Dang.
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