Best Poker Players

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1Stu Ungar

The most legendary and natural players ever in the history of the Game. He was simply beyond any damn person when it came to cards. Nobody with half his talent can be born again.

Simply the best poker player ever. If he played with these dumbass-world-class players today, he would get some real money instead of that small amount he was winning before the internet. If anyone should've been better than Ungar, it would be that young guy from Sweden.

The greatest that ever lived. He won 3 main event titles while he was higher than outer space, he was so good that when he was bad he was still the best in the room.

It was weird how he seemed to know what the flop was going to be! And he started aggressive! No doubt! Period...

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2Phil Ivey

Just see Phil playing and you can have an idea of how solid he is. He is a complete poker player with great results in cash games. Daniel is great and so is Doyle, but Phil is clearly the best in the world.

Phil Ivey is clearly the best living poker player and it is easy to determine. He will play anyone but not everyone will play him.

I think he will go down as the greatest of all time. It's a shame dur is not on this list because as of today is he is is a top 7 player without a doubt. I have read the stories about Stu Ungar but I think it's like comparing Wilt Chamberlain to Michael Jordan (Positions aside).

Calling him the "Tiger Woods of Poker" sells him short. Incredible and hard to read.

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3Daniel Negraneu

Negreanu is incredible in future will be recognized because of his reading skills. I think he will become better and better

he's just too damn good in playing poker. he's like a psychic dude that knows every opponents card that's why he should be place among the best poker players

He is not just the best poker player. he makes a good show, watching him play and read minds is always entertaining. He's like a god

My favorite player to watch, period! Plays the odds and the player! Knows strategy and handles the stress of a big game very well.

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4Phil Helmuth

Come on now you may not like him but he is the best the only way to beat him is to outflop him by far the best with the bracelets to prove it!

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5Jason Mercier

Very good consistent tournament player, and has the results to show it.

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6Erik Seidel

Best and smartest player

7Patrik Antonius
8Gus Hansen

Just makes stupid bets that no one wants to call. Not a great player, just brave.

Love to watch him play the player not the hand.

Simply the best tournament's player in the world

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9Justin Bonomo
10Doyle Brunson

The God Father of Poker. Has been successful over 5 decades and in all kinds of situations. He has been successful as a true road gambler through out Texas and exchange avenue, into Vegas and through out the internet craze. The man is Country Cool

Is he the best player currently, of course not but when talking hall of fame and the best overall poker player in the world over time, there can be no other pick. he played ahead of his time and everybody else played to catch up. Poker has the same connotation as martial arts, it's a lot of different games as for martial arts it's a lot of different styles but when it game to poker Doyle was able to play all the games and win.

Doyle Brunson has revolutionized the Poker Game. Wrote books, plays poker for more than 50 years with an estimated bankroll over 100 million. He is a great tournament player and teacher with a gentleman behaviour.

What can you say about the Granddaddy of Poker, except watch and learn.

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The Contenders

11Barry Greenstein
12John Juanda

Scary player. Would not want to be at the table with him.

13Tom Dwan

One of the best bluffers and readers of poker. Also arguably the best internet player in the world.

Insanely ballsy with good spirit and the ability to bluff an opponent off virtually any holding.

One of the if not the most underrated players. Can bluff anyone off and is smart about the hands he plays.

Simple the best!

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14Vanessa Selbst
15Annie Duke
16Howard Lederer
17Antonio Esfandiari

The Magician has some great tricks, again plays the player and beats the table.

Great player. Thinks through every hand

A beast in poker, a gentleman in the table

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18Chris Moneymaker

He needs to play more tournaments and get back he is to talented to only see him play once in a while

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19Carlos Mortensen

Knows when to fold. His selective aggression wins him huge pots. Why Dwan and Antonius are so low in this chart I don't know. Esfandiari should not within top 20, just a lucky guy who hits every draw, every time.

20Scotty Nguyen

He have a lot famous and he is very poor and now he it very rich because he always wish to be rich when he it a little kid now he got his wish he is very happy now that his wish come true that why he he thing got it helping you and that was I thing too!

He is the best poker player in the world I ever seen and you know he get rich he is wear god in his neck to get luck that how I like about Scotty Nguyen!

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List StatsUpdated 21 Oct 2016

1,000 votes
39 listings
8 years, 297 days old

Top Remixes

1. Phil Ivey
2. Jason Mercier
3. Erik Seidel
1. Phil Ivey
2. Barry Greenstein
3. Gus Hansen



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