Stuart Errol Ungar, known as Stu “The Kid” Ungar was a professional poker player and in rami, sometimes considered to have been the best player of all time in these two disciplines. Alas, Stu also excelled at another discipline: the excesses that got him right in 1998 at the age of 45. Feel free to read his bio-born Stu Ungar, the world’s greatest poker player, from New York to Las Vegas, his collaboration with the mafia, his demons. It logically occupies the first place in our ranking of the best poker of all time.
Doyle Brunson said of him “if one day my family’s life is played on a poker game, it’s Chip Reese I entrust it to.”Destined for a career as a lawyer, David Edward “Chip” Reese went to start his law studies at Stanford University. En route, Reese took part in a tournament in Las Vegas for$ 400 per entry and won$40,000. I don’t need to add that he’s never gonna rally to Stanford…
With more than$ 20’000’000 in career earnings and 14 bracelets, Phil Helmuth is in a good position in this ranking. “Poker Brat” is also known for its frequent mood swings.
“Grand Old Man” won eight World Series of Poker bracelets from 1970 to 1988. Introduced to gambling by cheaters, Moss worked for casinos to spot cheaters. It was by observing and monitoring the games that he became infected with the poker virus.
The Longworth, Texas native began in the illegal parts of Fort Worth before travelling through neighboring states. He is the author of the super System poker bible. This book revealed the secrets of professionals at the time, to the great dismay of its peers.
The Orient Express won 10 wristbands from the WSOP. Above all, he achieved the incredible feat of winning the Main Event two years in a row (1987, 1988). He narrowly missed the pass of three in 1989, losing heads-up to Phil Hellmuth. Johnny Chan also made an appearance in 1998 in the film “rounds ” playing his own role.
With more than$ 32’000’000 in tournament winnings, Romanian-born Canadian Daniel Negreanu is the current leader of the All Time Money List. “Kid Poker” has developed incredible reading abilities of its opponents.
The Californian Phil Ivey has been named Poker Player of the Year in 2005 and 2009 by All In Magazine. Winner of 10 WSOP bracelets, he regularly attends the Bellagio Cash game tables. His worst memory ? Probably the hand below… .
A professional magician, Esfandiari developed a passion for poker when he first entered a casino at the age of 21. He met Phil Laak, with whom he shared an apartment for several years. It is not uncommon today for the two to share the same room when they are registered in the same tournament. He won the Big One for One Drop with 48 players having paid the buy-in at$ 1,000,000, making him richer by$18,346,673. That’s all there is to it. His DVD The secrets of cash game poker should figure prominently in the library of all players who want to know how to win their next hand.
Moneymaker appears in this ranking Not for his address, but for his influence on poker. There was one before Moneymaker and one after. In 2003, the accountant signed up for$ 39 at an internet satellite tournament to qualify for the$10,000 Main Event. What’s next ? Chris Moneymaker defeated the 839 participants and won $ 2,500,000. He becomes the first world champion to qualify through an online poker site. To say that his name was predestined is an understatement. His book Moneymaker: How an Amateur Poker Player Turned $40 into $2.5 Million at the World Series of Poker, tells his epic story to the 2003 WSOP, in English only.