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Bryn Kenney
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Bryn Kenney, New York
$56,403.505

Known as: Mega Crusher

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A HUGE 2019 sees Kenney jump from 8th place in 2018 to top of the list. Previously a Magic: The Gathering player, Kenney transitioned to poker in 2007 and by 2014 he had won his first WSOP bracelet. Kenney claimed several major wins over the years, but 2019 changed everything, bringing over a third of the Mega Crusher’s total wins in one night.

Kenney picked up the largest prize in poker tournament history, over $20 million, for taking second place at the Triton Million in 2019.

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What his winnings could buy

A $1,000,000 house with a swimming pool in every state in America.

Top 3 Biggest Tournament Wins

$20,563,324
August 3, 2019 London

€1,050,000 No Limit Hold'em - Triton Million (Runner-Up)

$1,946,911
April 27, 2017 Monte Carlo

€100,000 No Limit Hold'em - Super High Roller Eight MaxPoker Stars Championship

$1,687,800
June 6, 2016 Paradise Island

$100,000 No Limit Hold'em - Super High Roller 8-Handed PCA

Justin Bonomo
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Justin Bonomo, Virginia
$49,128,107

Known as: ZeeJustin

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Formerly 1st place on this list, Justin Bonomo's career in poker started at 16, when he impressively transformed a $500 deposit at Paradise Poker into a huge $10,000 pot. A few years later, he became the youngest player to feature at a televised final table event taking home $40,815.

Since then, Bonomo has won first place at over 20 events including the 2012 EPT Grand Final and the 2018 WSOP Big One for One Drop. 2018 saw ZeeJustin take $20 million in winnings across three tournaments.

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What his winnings could buy

117 Lamborghini Aventadors.

Top 3 Biggest Tournament Wins

$10,000,000
July 15, 2018 Las Vegas

$1,000,000 No Limit Hold'em - The Big One for One Drop WSOP

$5,000,000
May 27, 2018 Las Vegas

$300,000 No Limit Hold'em Super High Roller Bowl

$4,823,077
March 20, 2018 Macau

HK$2,000,000 + 100,000 No Limit Hold'em Super High Roller Bowl China

Daniel Negreanu
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Daniel Negreanu, Toronto
$42,053,307

Known as: Kid Poker

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Named by the Global Poker Index as the player of the decade from 2004-2013, and winning WSOP Player of the Year in the first and last years of that decade, Kid Poker was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2014.

The Canadian currently holds six World Series of Poker bracelets, two World Poker Tour titles and seven cashes for $1 million or more, none larger than the $8.28 million he took for 2nd place at the Big One for One Drop at the 2014 WSOP. He's also the only player to win World Series bracelets in Las Vegas, Europe, and Australia.

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What his winnings could buy

Have Lebron James play for your team for a full year.

Top 3 Biggest Tournament Wins

$8,288,001
June 29, 2014 Las Vegas

$1,000,000 No Limit Hold'em - The Big One for One Drop WSOP (Runner-Up)

$3,000,000
May 27, 2018 Las Vegas

$300,000 No Limit Hold'em Super High Roller Bowl

$1,770,218
December 14, 2004 Las Vegas

$15,000 + 300 No Limit Hold'em Five-Diamond World Poker Classic

Erik Seidel
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Erik Seidel, New York
$37,748,125

Known as: Sly

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Seidel began his career before the internet poker boom, first making a name for himself with a second-place finish at the 1988 WSOP Main Event. His knockout hand was even immortalized in the movie 'Rounders'.

The New Yorker has won 8 WSOP bracelets and was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2010. His career year came in 2011, when he took home more than $6.5 million, including two wins in less than a week – putting him number 1 on the all-time money list. He remains the only player to win over $5 million in multiple years (2011, 2016, 2017).

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What his winnings could buy

81 years living on a cruise ship with a friend.

Top 3 Biggest Tournament Wins

$2,472,555
January 27, 2011 Melbourne

$250,000 Super High Roller No Limit Hold'em Aussie Millions Poke Championship

$2,400,000
May 29, 2016 Las Vegas

$300,000 No Limit Hold'em Super High Roller Bowl

$2,222,222
April 30, 2015 Monte Carlo

€98,000 + 2,000 No Limit Hold'em EPT

Dan Smith
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Dan Smith, New Jersey
$36,742,718

Known as: Cowboy Dan

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The man they call Cowboy Dan has made quite the name for himself in a surprisingly short space of time. He made a splash as far back as 2014 when he picked up over $2 million at the Bellagio Super High Roller $100,000. Despite never picking up a WSOP bracelet, playing little and often is the way for Smith. He never breaches the $5 million mark but has accumulated over $36 million in prize money!

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What his winnings could buy

Watch the Northern Lights from a luxury glass domed igloo 3,676 times.

Top 3 Biggest Tournament Wins

$4,000,000
September 2018 Las Vegas

WSOP $1 million Big One for One Drop

$3,078,974
July 2016 Las Vegas

WSOP $111,111 No Limit Hold'em High Roller for One Drop (Runner-Up)

$2,044,766
June 2014 Las Vegas

Bellagio Super High Roller $100,000

Stephen Chidwick
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Stephen Chidwick, Deal
$34,770,373

Known as: stevie444

British player Stephen Chidwick saw the run of his life between December 2018 and August 2019, with his biggest prizes to date being won during that period. In fact, despite winning tournaments as far back as 2013, it is from 2018 onwards that made Chidwick prolific.

It’s easy to see why ‘Stevie444’, as he is known online (with over 2,000 online cashes), is a new name on this list, but the way recent years have gone, it doesn’t look likely he’ll leave it any time soon.

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What his winnings could buy

Over a million acres of land on the moon.

Top 3 Biggest Tournament Wins

$5,368,947
August 3, 2019 London

£ 1,050,000 No Limit Hold'em - Triton Million for Charity

$1,618,417
June 19, 2019 Las Vegas

$ 25,000 Pot Limit Omaha - High Roller 8-Handed

$1,512,000
December 17, 2018 Las Vegas

Bellagio $300,000 No Limit Hold'em

David Peters
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David Peters, Ohio
$33,737,541

Known as: Silent Assassin

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A self-confessed convert to online poker after seeing Chris Moneymaker win big in 2003, David Peters has gone on to have his own impressive career. The Silent Assassin is one of the most prolific tournament players and numerous successes have seen his name placed among the greats, despite his relatively young age (he was born in 1987).

Despite only winning two bracelets (2016 and 2020), Peters has bagged himself over 50 cash finishes in the WSOP alone along with making it to eight final tables.

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What his winnings could buy

A private fleet of 16 Cirrus Vision jets and a 60ft private yacht.

Top 3 Biggest Tournament Wins

$2,699,752
January 3, 2016 Philippines

$196,000 + 4,000 No Limit Hold'em WPT

$1,848,008
October 26, 2018 Rozvadov

€95,000 + 5,000 No Limit Hold'em - Super High Roller WSOPE

$1,505,000
July 2, 2015 Las Vegas

$500,000 No Limit Hold'em Super High Roller Bowl

Fedor Holz
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Fedor Holz, Saarbrücken
$32,556,379

Known as: CrownUpGuy

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German high roller Fedor Holz has seen a meteoric rise to fame with 2016 being a huge year for the young player. The 2016 season saw Holz pick up his first WSOP bracelet with his win in the $111,111 No Limit Hold'em for One Drop, just weeks after he secured 2nd place at the Super High Roller Bowl.

And his winnings continue to grow thanks to a brilliant 2nd place cash win in the 2018 WSOP that saw him take home $6 million.

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What his winnings could buy

Support the Vegas Golden Knights with 4,283 season tickets.

Top 3 Biggest Tournament Wins

$6,000,000
July 15, 2018 Las Vegas

$1,000,000 No Limit Hold'em - The Big One for One Drop WSOP

$4,981,775
July 8, 2016 Las Vegas

$111,111 No Limit Hold'em - High Roller for One Drop WSOP

$3,500,000
May 29, 2016 Las Vegas

$300,000 No Limit Hold'em Super High Roller Bowl

Phil Ivey
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Phil Ivey, California
$31,377,928

Known as: The Phenom

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Known as the Tiger Woods of poker, Ivey won his first WSOP bracelet in 2000 and went on to win nine more. He's also bagged cash wins of $1 million or over on seven different occasions.

Ivey spent several months away from the poker limelight after Black Friday but returned in style by placing first in the Aussie Millions $250,000 Challenge in January 2012. He also went on to become the first two-time winner of the event in 2014, the $3.5 million prize being the biggest win of his career.

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What his winnings could buy

Hire Beyonce to perform at his next 15 birthdays.

Top 3 Biggest Tournament Wins

$3,582,753
February 9, 2014 Melbourne

$250,000 No Limit Hold'em - $250,000 Challenge Aussie Millions Poker Championship

$2,058,948
January 27, 2012 Melbourne

$250,000 No Limit Hold'em - $250,000 Challenge Aussie Millions Poker Championship

$1,710,854
February 1, 2015 Melbourne

$245,000 + 5,000 - The LK Boutique Challenge Aussie Millions Poker Championship

Jason Koon
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Jason Koon, West Virginia
$31,101,729

Known as: JAKoon1985

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After stumbling across online poker while studying and realizing he had the skill for cards in 2006, Koon is now one of the most successful live tournament players in poker. In 2009 he won a SCOOP tournament for $302,000 on PokerStars and then went on to win the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open for $1,000,000 in 2016. Since then, Koon’s focus has been on high roller tournaments as he regards them as more profitable.

He won $1,079,443 at the Triton series’ events in 2018, closely followed by his big win at the Short Deck Triton Super High Roller tournament in Montenegro, where he pocketed $3,579,836.

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What his winnings could buy

Visit the San Diego Zoo every day for 1,420 years.

Top 3 Biggest Tournament Wins

$3,579,836
May 2019, Montenegro

Short Deck Triton Super High Roller tournament

$1,246,413
August 2019, London

London Triton Poker Super High Roller Series

$1,000,000
April 2016, Tampa

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open

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