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The Best Poker Players Of All Time

List RulesVote up the poker players who have had the most success at the card table.

The best poker players in the world have been at the card table for years. Many of them have been grinding away since long before the movie Rounders made poker look so cool and before Chris Moneymaker’s World Series of Poker win put Texas Hold ‘Em in the national consciousness.

While many of these players have made a lot of money — famous players like Daniel Negreanu, Antonio Esfandiari, and Jason Mercier, among them — the top poker players ever are not necessarily the highest earning players. Poker is a game of skill and talent, as much as luck, and players like Doyle Brunson and Amarillo Slim made their bones well before the big outside money came to the game.

So which of these professional cards players belongs at the top of the list? Who are the all-time best poker players who deserve the most respect at the card table? And which of these players has earned the title of best poker player of all-time? Vote below and make your picks known.

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  • 1
    United States of America
    92
    32

    Age45

    BirthplaceUSA, Riverside, California

    Inducted into Poker Hall of Fame: 2017

  • 2
    100
    42

    Age47

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Inducted into Poker Hall of Fame: 2014

  • 3
    United States of America
    71
    25

    Age88

    BirthplaceTexas, USA, Longworth

    Inducted into Poker Hall of Fame: 1988

  • 4
    United States of America
    57
    15

    AgeDec. at 45 (1953-1998)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Inducted into Poker Hall of Fame: 2001

  • 5
    United States of America
    63
    41

    Age57

    BirthplaceMadison, USA, Wisconsin

    Inducted into Poker Hall of Fame: 2007

  • 6
    United States of America
    39
    19

    Age62

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Inducted into Poker Hall of Fame: 2010

  • 7
    43
    24

    Age64

    BirthplaceGuangzhou, China

    Inducted into Poker Hall of Fame: 2002

  • 8
    United States of America
    40
    23

    Age35

    BirthplaceEdison, New Jersey

  • 9
    United States of America
    31
    14

    Age66

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Inducted into Poker Hall of Fame: 2011

  • 10

    Age43

    BirthplaceTehran, Iran

  • 11
    United States of America
    28
    11

    AgeDec. at 56 (1951-2007)

    BirthplaceCenterville, Ohio, USA

    Inducted into Poker Hall of Fame: 1991

  • 12
    United States of America
    29
    16

    AgeDec. at 88 (1907-1995)

    BirthplaceMarshall, Texas

    Inducted into Poker Hall of Fame: 1979

  • 13
    37
    25

    Age40

    BirthplaceHelsinki, Finland

  • 14
    United States of America
    20
    7

    Age76

    BirthplaceCambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Inducted into Poker Hall of Fame: 2010

  • 15

    Fedor Holz

    Germany
    25
    16
  • 16
    United States of America
    21
    12

    Age36

  • 17
    Denmark
    22
    13

    Age47

    BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark

  • 18
    United States of America
    28
    22

    Age57

    BirthplaceNevada, USA, Reno

    Inducted into Poker Hall of Fame: 2015

  • 19
    27
    20

    Age59

    BirthplaceNha Trang, Vietnam

    Inducted into Poker Hall of Fame: 2013

  • 20
    United States of America
    24
    17

    AgeDec. at 83 (1928-2012)

    BirthplaceJohnson, Arkansas, USA

    Inducted into Poker Hall of Fame: 1992

  • 21
    Indonesia
    20
    12

    Age50

    BirthplaceIndonesia, Medan

    Inducted into Poker Hall of Fame: 2015

  • 22
    United States of America
    26
    21

    Age58

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, USA, California

  • 23
    United States of America
    18
    12

    Age44

    BirthplaceRiverside, California, USA

  • 24
    United States of America
    12
    5

    Age40

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida, USA

  • 25
    United States of America
    13
    8

    Age36

    BirthplaceNorth Potomac, Maryland, United States of America