Best Poker Players

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The Top Ten

Stu 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.
[Newest]Should top this list

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.
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).
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.

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
[Newest]He is funny also

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!
Phil should be #3
Hate him or love him he's the best. Better than these^ 3

5Jason Mercier
Very good consistent tournament player, and has the results to show it.
Best poker player in the world
Hyper Aggressive fearless player

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.
Simply the best tournament's player in the world
He is from another planet and he didn't come in

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
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.
Where is Tom Dwan if not him then mr Doyle Brunson has his own hand after him the 10,2 won two WSOP with that hand twice!

The Contenders

11Barry Greenstein

12John Juanda

13Vanessa Selbst

14Annie Duke

15Tom 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.
[Newest]The most fun player to watch. Would not want to be at the table with him.

16Howard Lederer

17Chris Moneymaker
his last name does the talking
He needs to play more tournaments and get back he is to talented to only see him play once in a while

18Antonio Esfandiari
Great player. Thinks through every hand
A beast in poker, a gentleman in the table
He wins the biggest tournamet in poker history and very gut cash game player

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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