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Quick Guide to Some of the Most Famous Poker Players
of the 21st Century
Do you know who the most famous poker players of
the 21st century are? Find out who has made our list
here in this article.
When it comes to classic casino games, poker has
to be one of the most well-known games. Some people
enjoy playing poker with their friends while others
will head to their local casino just to win some cash.
Poker players are often famous due to the skill involved
in this game. Players need to master their 'poker
face' and this can be quite tricky to do.
There are a lot of professional poker players, some
of whom you might already know about or heard of before.
Here, we are going to give you an insight to poker
and some of the most famous poker players of the 21st
century. Keep reading to hear if your favourite player
made our list.
Poker is a type of casino table game that requires
a bit of gambling knowledge so, if you are looking
to play this game as a beginner then, you will need
to do some research. This is because you will need
to learn the different suits and which card combinations
are the highest as well as much more. To play a game
of poker competitively, you need at least 7 players
however, you can play with fewer players if you are
wanting to play a non-competitive game. With poker
being a lot more famous in recent years, you can expect
to play poker at the casino or online. Sites like
Bull online casino and other casinos are offering
their own versions of the classic game.
Not only are there opportunities to play poker online
and in casinos but, there are tournaments that poker
players can take part in such as the WSOP also known
as World Series of Poker, European Poker Tour and
more. There are also some tournaments that can be
played online so, if you are not wanting to travel
then, you can take part in them from your computer.
Many people only ever dream of taking part in these
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How Players Become Professionals?
Poker players can become professional players by
practising and playing in some of the biggest tournaments
in the world. Anyone can enter into the WSOP
tournament, but you will need to be prepared to travel
and pay a fee to enter. There is a $10,000 entry fee
and there are thousands of players who take part.
If you win out of all of these players then, you could
walk away with the $10,000,000 prize that is up for
grabs. The winner of last year's WSOP tournament was
Hossein Ensan, a 55-year-old from Germany. The more
tournaments that you take part in, you will be able
to improve your skills and step up to the plate with
the other professional players that are famous.
One of the most famous poker players of the 21st
century is Patrik Antonius born in December 1980 in
Finland. This professional poker player became famous
in 2009 where he won the biggest prize in history
in an online poker game earning $1.3million when playing
against Viktor Isidur. To this day, he is still a
very famous poker player regularly seen taking part
in tournaments and earning a net worth of $25million.
Before he became a professional poker player, he sought
out to be a tennis player with a very promising sports
career until he had a serious injury to his back as
T. J. Cloutier
Another famous poker player that you have probably
heard of before is the famous T. J. Cloutier. Thomas
James from Richardson was born in Texas back in October
1939. In the entire history of WSOP, Cloutier is the
only person to win 3 events in 3 types of Omaha played
at the World Series. The net worth of this player
is between 1 and 5 million dollars last year; in 2008
he had a net worth of $100,000 to 1 million dollars.
Although he is a famous poker player in the 20th century,
he is still a very famous poker player to this day
with all of the achievements he has made through the
The next famous poker player of the 21st century
is Pius Heinz, a 31-year-old professional poker player
from Germany. This player had his claim to fame when
he won the 2011 World Series of Poker tournament where
he defeated Martin Staszko, a Czech poker player in
order to claim the cash prize. Since winning the prize
money at the 2011 WSOP tournament, Pius Heinz has
gone on to claim a net worth of $9,028,568 in recent
Another winner of the WSOP tournament is Daniel Negreanu,
a poker player from Canada born in 1974. His claim
to fame as a famous poker player started in 1998 where
he was classed as the youngest winner in history.
Over the years, he has won 6 WSOP tournaments along
with 2 World Poker Tour championships. In 2014 he
was recognised as the best player of the decade according
to the independent poker ranking service
Global Poker Index. In 2018 it was reported that
Daniel Negreanu has a net worth of $50 million making
him one of the most successful and famous poker players
Keep This in Mind
As you can see, there are loads of different professional
poker players, some of whom you may have heard of
before and others you may have not. If you like to
play poker then it can be fun to look at some of the
most famous players and learn how they got to where
they are now. From Patrik Antonius to T. J. Cloutier
to Daniel Negreanu and more these are just some of
the famous faces that you can expect to see in the
world of poker. Make sure to keep an eye out for the
next big poker stars!
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