Regardless of whether it is a simple game of poker or the ultra-modern free video poker online, the number of people enjoying the classic card game at online casinos is increasing with each passing day, with poker pegged to grow in popularity and appeal with people all over the world. The popularity of the game is unsurprisingly, on the rise. It has made a successful and gradual transition from a fun family card game to being one of the most commercially popular online casino games in the world. Every beginner who enters the world of poker wishes to learn how to play video poker professionally, and wants to be listed on the rundown of the world’s best pro poker players.
Inspired by some of the top players who play video poker online, these novel gamblers are keen on playing for big online jackpots and, gradually, make their way to the world’s best list. Online video poker reviews help them choose the best platforms to play video poker, and gives them an opportunity to earn some fame and money in the world of online poker, as a result. Every year, some new players make it to the top 10 list because of their sheer professional approach and strategy-based gameplay. However, there are some older pro-poker kings that manage to reappear in the top charts every year, with their impeccable abilities to make millions at the high-stake poker tables.
Here is a quick rundown of some of the biggest names in the world of online poker, who are printing bills worth millions on the poker tables.
It isn’t a surprise to see the best Texas Hold’em Poker player in the world adorn the top spot, with an amount of over $19 million in his profit account. The 37-year old poker master is named as the Tiger Woods of Poker. He has several nicknames; among which “No Home Jerome” stems from the identity card that Phil secured for playing poker in the casinos of Atlantic City during his teenage years. Phil hasn’t made all that money while playing Full Tilt Poker only. He has earned quite a big reputation in the live poker circuit, as well. The American pro-poker player has nine World Series of Poker bracelets and a World Poker Tour title to his name. He has also appeared in nine World Poker Tour final round tables.
The second best pro poker player, Patrik is a former tennis player, coach and a supermodel from Vantaa, Finland. This Finnish poker star started his journey towards fame during early 2005, with his excellent finishes in the European Poker Tour and World Poker Tour events. With over $11 million in his kitty, Patrik Antonius is one of the most consistent performers the world of online poker has ever seen. He is, to date, the biggest pot winner online, with an amount of $1,356,947 against a young Swedish player, Viktor Blom, back in the year 2009.
Phil ‘OMGClayAiken’ Galfond or @PhilGalfond as he is known on his Twitter account, has made to the number three spot, with his bank balance going beyond $10 million after an amazing series of wins on various virtual tables this week, and with a whopping winning worth $800,000 on a single day. The Maryland resident is also one of the best players the world of poker has ever seen. Phil Galfond is a well-acclaimed online poker player and is known for his high-stake cash games in Full Tilt Poker and Texas Hold’em Poker online. He rarely makes appearances in live poker tournament circuits; however, he has still managed to win a World Series of Poker Bracelet tournament.
Daniel Cates, popular with the names of Jungleman12 or W00ki3z, is acknowledged as the best heads-up No Limit Texas Hold’em Poker player in the world. His online profits from Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars add up to about $7,802,970. With his present form that was on display during the main event of the World Series of Poker, he might take away the crown from the above three, in terms of overall earnings from a single game.
No matter how much these players make in a month, a year or a single poker tournament, it isn’t the earnings that positions them so high in the world’s best list. It is their sheer professionalism, their knowledgeable and controlled approach towards the game, and the determination to outdo the opponents that makes them the best in the world.