This is a discussion on who do you think best poker players? within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; Its have been different opinions about who best poker players or the most talented and how much money accomplished in their career
More importantly, why are they the best players? Your question is very broad. There are many different types of Poker, and each type has it's own best players. There are some abslolutely amazing tournament players who would get crushed in a ring game and vice versa. There are also players who would annhilate a no limit hold'em player in 7 card stud, draw lowball Omaha or draw Poker. Best thing to do is figure out which kind of Poker you like, go to that section of the forum and ask the same question Except also asking "Why" and not "Who".
Today we have many who can be called great poker jagadores, after all they have gained fortunes practicing this game.
We can analyze by the gains, types of games, strategies, finally a great range, with different modalities
best players are for me
* Fedor Holz
Most recent first place tournament win came in a WSOP Circuit Tournament held at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles, it was ring event number 9 called the $1,675 Main Event which had a buy-in of $1,675 and Antonio Esfandiari finished first and won $226,785. rolling sky
Eric Seidel not only has he stood the test of time. He seems to be a purest learning poker w out tv and news articles breaking it all down or seeing hands on tv. You learned by losing your money. He seems to stay away from the media and NOT giving away his strategy for free like everyone. There is very minimum videos of his hands. Yet he is the most successful American tournament player and know and feared and respected in the poker community. Seems to be a nice guy who mastered poker and maybe sees the fame side of the game as illogical. reminds me that you have the freedom to make poker whatever you want. I'd want to be like that. And he was in rounders.
The word success comes to mind. If one is winning it can be determined as successful. Do you have to win the most money, win the most tournaments, place in the most tournaments, play a certain kind of poker or just win in general.
One can be respectable like Doyle Brunson and be considered the best.
If someone gets in the black after a year could also be considered the best.
Success comes in many shapes and sizes. One could be the best at their local/live tournament and cash games and be considered the best.
Either ride her till she bucks you or don't ride her at all(quote from Tin Cup).:dito:
It's interesting that people still think that Tom Dwan is the best player. Maybe he was the best NL holdem and Omaha cash player, but not in 2017.
Best NLHE HU player: OTBRedbaron/Ben Sulsky
Best Online NLHE 6-max player: Otbredbaron
Best live tournament player: Fedor Holz among others
Best allaround player: Phil Ivey
Best allaroung online player: Viktor Blom