While poker is played by people throughout the world, tournament poker tends to be dominated by Americans. The following are some of the greatest players who have hailed form the US.
10. Antonio Esfandiari
Esfandiari’s family originated from Iran. He was known for being a successful magician before poker. He is now best regarded for winning the 2012 Big One for One Drop which is the single best prize in poker.
9. Phil Ivey
Ivey is a poker phenomenon and winner of 10 WSOP bracelets. He is only behind Phil Hellmuth in the all-time rankings. Ivey also remains his peers choice as the best all-round poker live player.
8. Steve O’Dwyer
O’Dwyer is considered as the best player to have never won a WSOP bracelet. The former EPT Champion has a unique command of fans and players attentions. He has even sat on the other side of the microphone and turned dry wit into an art form during poker events.
7. Daniel Colman
Colman won the Big One for One Drop after beating Daniel Negreanu. He had his year of achievement and after that did not really push hard. If he wants to, he could hit the big time again.
6. Jason Koon
There are super high rollers and then there is Jason Koon. After admitting recently that he finds working in poker exhausting, he may soon quit. If he does he will succeed in anything which he does after poker.
5. David Peters
Peters is happy attending MTT events with the biggest fielders as he is in poker. He is frequently mentioned as one of the best of all time and also has a good ability to stick around at the table and has the image of a killer.
4. Erik Seidel
Seidel has developed a reputation for having a career which defies examination. He is a phenomenon and has traversed four decades with his adaptation of the game. He does not belong to any particular decade.
3. Dan Smith
Smith is a winner of a WPT Main Event and Championship Event at the Aussie Millions. He has crushed tournaments since 2007 and is nicknamed “Cowboy” Dan. He is like a silent assassin. One does not see or hear him yet he delivers a blow.
2. Justin Bonomo
Bonomo had a good 2018. He had a good past 12 months. He is a really good tournament poker player and when he does get luck, presses like no one has done before.
Kenney wins very frequently. He is known as a poker player who has been prepared to lose in order to make it to the top. He has made more at the tournament felt than anyone else has done.