The Best Poker Players of All Time
Meet the masters of poker!
Poker is played at online poker rooms and land-based casinos all over the world. Because of the popularity of this game as well as the fascination it brings, many people want to know who the best poker players are. Legends abound in the poker world and the likes of Doyle Brunson, Phil Ivey, Nick the Greek and others. While many players may aspire to be world-renowned poker stars, only a handful of players have attained that title. Here are some of the best poker players of all time.
Stu Ungar, a New Yorker, was the son of an illegal bookmaker and bar owner. Ungar has an almost supernatural sense in terms of reading the game. This goes beyond the game of poker – Ungar was also one of the best gin rummy players in the world. He also used his incredible talent to win hundreds of thousands of dollars from blackjack.
Chip Reese may never have realized his poker talent if he had not stopped in Las Vegas in 1974. He was travelling to Stanford University to study law and stopped for the weekend in Las Vegas. With a $400 bankroll, he began playing low stakes games and within a few days he won $60,000 in a 7 Card Stud tournament.
Phil Ivey is a fairly new to the world of professional poker but is already considered to be a poker legend. Ivey has received a multitude of honours and has taken home an incredible amount of money through various tournaments.