Top Poker Players Worldwide 

Poker is one of the most popular card games worldwide. Playing in high stakes poker games takes a large bankroll and hard work to make it to this level. One of the most famous high stakes games is the Big Game. It is played on a regular basis at Bobby’s Room in the Bellagio, Las Vegas. High stakes players need to withstand losing tens of thousands in a single session which is why they need such a large bankroll. 

Phil Ivey

Ivey won his first poker bracelet in 2000 and had 10 Word Series of Poker bracelets by the age of 38. He was the youngest poker player to win 10 bracelets. Ivey once played heads-up poker against Andy Beale, Texan billionaire, for very high stakes. He is regarded by many poker fans as the top player in the world. Ivey is a regular guest at the most expensive poker games in Atlantic City. 

Daniel Negreanu

Negreanu is a Canadian player who is very popular on the circuit and plays regularly at the Big Game. He was the first ever to make a bet and invest money in the High stakes Poker show on TV. Negreanu has won six World Series of Poker bracelets and two World Poker Tour championship titles. He is a known ambassador of poker.  

Phil Hellmuth

Hellmuth was the youngest World Series champion in the WSOP main event and won a gold bracelet when he was only 24. Winning $10,000 on his second trip to Las Vegas persuaded him to make poker his career. He has subsequently won many poker tournaments.

Erik Seidel

Seidel first appeared in the WSOP Main Event in 1988. He has won eight WSOP bracelets. When he competes against younger players he still manages to take home titles and trophies. He has won Poker Hall of Fame membership. 

Stu Unger

Many poker fans regard Stu Unger as the best Gin Rummy and Texas Hold-em player in poker’s history. He has won five WSOP bracelets and more than $3.7 million in poker tournaments. In major no-limit Texas, he has won more than 10 out of 30 events.

Victor Blom 

Blom had a meteoric rise in poker and started crushing high stakes games in 2009. He showed the resilience and the mental toughness of poker players when he lost everything and had to start building up his bankroll again. He once again became a regular at high stakes poker games. 

Liv Boerie 

Boerie has an impressive poker record and is the only female to have won major poker events. She has a net worth of $4 million and won her first WSOP bracelet when playing in a 10K tag team event in 2017. She won more than $3.5 million.

Annie Duke

Duke is known for her skills in cash games and has a great tournament record. She was a leading female player in WSOP for several years. Her net worth is $9 million and she is not only a poker player but an entrepreneur and author. She has written poker strategy books like Decide to Play Great Poker

Kathy Liebert

Liebert has a net worth of over $6.8 million and a great record in high stakes poker tournaments. She won her first WSOP bracket at a Limit Hold-em Shootout event in 2004. Other feats included winning the 2002 Party Millions and six final tables in the World Poker Tour. 

Playing poker in Michigan

The passing of the Lawful Internet Gaming Act in Michigan in 2019 opened the doors for online casino gaming. This led to the establishment of real money online poker at casinos in Michigan. There are also many poker rooms in the state where poker players play high stakes games. 

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