1. Daniel Negreanu
Negreanu is top of the all-time money list and has fought hard to keep his game ahead of the rest. He’s also the best ambassador the game has had.
2. Phil Ivey
He’d be disappointed to only make number two, but the lure of high stakes cash games have kept the world’s best away from the biggest tournaments.
3. Phil Hellmuth
Hellmuth has provided more entertainment than any other player in our ten years. He’s also won 14 WSOP bracelets – four more than anyone else.
4. John Juanda
Juanda has been getting it quietly since 1997 and is still more than a match for anyone. He won the biggest EPT ever in August for over €1m.
5. Tom Dwan
Dwan defined the new generation of fearless high stakes cash players. Sadly he’s disappeared amid rumours of going bust in Macau.
6. Vanessa Selbst
Poker might still be a man’s game, but Selbst is the woman none of them would choose to play. Selbst has over $11m in tournament winnings.
7. Erik Seidel
Seidel might make most of his money from high rollers these days but he has 8 WSOP bracelets and is currently third on the all-time money list.
8. Phil Galfond
Galfond might have fallen off the radar recently but no one’s game got more respect from across the poker world than when he was crushing the online cash games.
9. Antonio Esfandiari
Esfandiari won the first ever $1m buy-in Big One for One Drop and provides expert analysis for the WSOP on ESPN.
10. Jason Somerville
He’s no slouch at the poker table but Somerville makes this list as the spearhead of the new Twitch revolution. Long live the stream!
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