List of professional poker players who have won over one million dollars during the annual World Series of Poker Tournament held in Las Vegas, NV. Poker players like Antonio Esfandiari and Phil Hellmuth are the most recent and famous winners of the tournament. Each winners total earning are listed by their photo.
The winner of each event receives a World Series of Poker bracelet and a monetary prize based on the number of entrants and buy-in amounts. Over the years, the tournament has grown in both the number of events and in the number of participants. Each year, the WSOP culminates with the $10,000 no-limit hold'em "Main Event," which, since 2004, has attracted entrants numbering in the thousands. The victor receives a multi-million dollar cash prize and a bracelet, which has become the most coveted award a poker player can win. The winner of the World Series of Poker Main Event is considered to be the World Champion of Poker.As of 2012, the WSOP consists of 61 events, with most major poker variants featured. However, in recent years, over half of the events have been variants of Texas hold 'em. Events traditionally take place during one day or over several consecutive days during the series in June and July.
Earnings: $19.7 million
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Credits: Lucky You, The Grand, Setup, Freelancers, I Bet You, + moresee more on Antonio Esfandiari
Earnings: $12.4 million
Birthplace: Madison, USA, Wisconsin
Credits: Lucky You, The Grand, National Heads-Up Poker Championship, High Stakes Poker, World Series of Poker 2003, + moresee more on Phil Hellmuth
Earnings: $9.8 million