Poker Tournaments have steadily increased in popularity and participants since their debut in the 1970s. The largest Poker Tournament pools have reached the incredible sums of &82 million with this figure varying each year. You can imagine, thus, how much money and fame Poker players manage to bring in, of course, not without practice, expertise and skills.
Connor Drinan, of the United States has a standing total of winnings of $5,359,269 to this day. A professional throughout, Drinan is this year’s overall top earner from Poker tournaments. This Illinois native managed to win 11th place in last year’s High Roller WSOP tourney event. Rather new to the scene as he started his professional career in 2010, Connor holds a tournament rank of 8515. Not bad for a newbie.
Second in line we have New Yorker Scott Seiver. He won the WSOP $5000 No Limit Hold’em in 2008 and well as 1 bracelet. His earning for that year were $755,891, and currently his prize pool rests at a whopping $20,616,765. The Global Poker Index Ranking game him a ranking of 1 due to his perseverant and always professional gameplay.
From Poland comes an amazing poker player that knows the rules of the game. Dzmitry Urbanovich amassed total winning of $2,284,352 over his relatively short career. This awe inspiring 19 year old is definitely on his way to becoming the world’s next top Poker player. You can find him mostly playing online Tournaments but he is expected to do some damage as soon as his age allow entering live tournaments. Good luck Dzmirty!
One of this year’s top earning players is Dan Smith from the United States. Smith has been a consistent Poker tournament gambler since entering the scene in 2008 and has quite a few wins under his belt. He took home $101,960 in cash from the Heartland Poker Tour Verona and his wealth has been increasing ever since.
Dan continued his winning streak and upped his betting power in 2010, cashing in two World Series of Poker events and placing 383rd. He is an avid online player as well and can be found under the name Danny98765. In 2015 he managed to rake in $369,564 in earnings from the Pot Limit Omaha Championship- Eight-Handed Event. He is currently number 2 on the Global Poker Index. Total winnings to this day: $3,766,797.