Best Poker Players

The Top Ten

1 Phil 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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2 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.

Phill Ivy is without question the greatest player in the world today but Unger would have crushed him without much effort. You just can't compete with that level of natural ability. There some people in human history with minds lightyears ahead of everyone else. Albert Einstein, Leonardo DaVinci, Plato, Aristotle, Stu Unger was one of those people.

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3 Daniel Negraneu

A wrecking ball on the felt, but so likable and friendly, frightening when he breaks your game down and tells you your hand, most dedicated to perfecting his game among other pro players who think their game is the pinnacle of poker, number of cashes and titles in tournaments unbelievable, time will show his relentlessness to be the best. when all this is added up you end up with the greatest representative for poker of the poker boom generation

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

A true legend

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4 Phil 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

He called me with Queen 10 honey!

He is by far the greatest, with Ivey following second

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5 Jason Mercier

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

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6 Erik Seidel V 2 Comments
7 Patrik Antonius
8 Gus 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

Love to watch him play the player not the hand.

One of the best gamble on 4 high against a straight flush n still win get opponent to cool

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9 Justin Bonomo
10 Doyle 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

11 John Juanda

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

12 Barry Greenstein
13 Tom 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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14 Vanessa Selbst

Bad temper sore loser

15 Annie Duke
16 Howard Lederer

Howard is the Mathematician of poker! Very technical and rarely makes a mistake. Great mind.

17 Antonio 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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18 Chris 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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19 Carlos 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.

20 Scotty 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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