1. Bryn Kenney
Number one on this list is Bryn Kenney, who catapulted himself to the top by scooping over $20 million at the 2019 Triton Million for Charity, held in London. He won this money despite coming second, benefiting massively from a deal made with the eventual winner, Aaron Zang, who won just over $16.5 million. Kenney has also won many other large events, plus is regularly seen on televised poker shows. Overall, he has won nearly $56.5 million.
2. Justin Bonomo
In second place is another American, Justin Bonomo. He triumphed at the 2018 Big One for One Drop tournament, winning $10 million, just months after winning $5 million at the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl in Las Vegas. Amazingly, he also won just under $5 million a couple of months before that, at the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl China in Macau. To say 2018 was a successful year for Bonomo would be a massive understatement. His total winnings are just under $50 million.
3. Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu is the most famous poker player of all time. He has built his total winnings to over $42 million throughout a long career, which has included winning massive prizes at the 2014 Big One for One Drop and the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl in Las Vegas, finishing second in both events. He has won over $1 million in six other events throughout his career.
4. Erik Seidel
Erik Seidel has won nearly $38 million in his lengthy career. Unlike the players above him on the list, he’s never scooped a ginormous prize, instead building his money by consistently placing well in tournaments. His biggest win came in 2011 at the Super High Roller event at the Aussie Millions Poker Championship, where he finished first.
5. Dan Smith
Hot on Seidel’s heels is Dan Smith, who has won just under $36 million in tournaments. He’s another player to have benefitted handsomely from the Triton Million event, winning $8 million for finishing third in 2019. Also, he finished third at the Big One for One Drop in 2018, winning $4 million in the process.
6. Stephen Chidwick
Stephen Chidwick is the highest earning European on this list. The Englishman has won over $34 million, with his biggest prize of over $5.3 million coming when he came fourth in the 2019 Triton Million. He has won six other prizes in excess of $1 million, including at the $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha event at WSOP 2019.
7. David Peters
Taking seventh spot is David Peters. Earnings-wise, he has raked in nearly $34 million over his career, with his biggest cash coming when he came second in the 2016 Super High Roller Series at the WPT National Philippines. He’s won over $1 million in 10 different tournaments, which include the Super High Roller NLH event at WSOPE 2018 and the 2015 Super High Roller Bowl in Las Vegas.
8. Fedor Holz
The second European on this list is Germany’s Fedor Holz, who is most famous for winning the High Roller for One Drop tournament at the WSOP 2016 and earning nearly $5 million. However, his biggest prize came when he finished second in the Big One for One Drop at WSOP 2018, for which he won $6 million. Overall, he’s won over $32.5 million.
9. Jason Koon
Jason Koon has won over $31 million throughout his poker playing career. His biggest ever prize was over $3.5 million, when he finished first at the No Limit Hold’em event in the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Montenegro in 2018. He also won nearly $3 million at the No Limit Hold’em event at the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Jeju in 2019.
10. Steve O’Dwyer
The last name on this list is Steve O’Dwyer, who has won over $30 million. His largest ever win came when he won the Super High Roller 8 Handed event at the PCA 2015, winning nearly $1.9 million in the process. He also won the Super High Roller event at the 2014 APPT Asia Championship of Poker, as well as over $1.6 million for winning the EPT Monte Carlo Grand Final in 2013.