A Look At The WSOP Top Earners In The Events History
The 50th World Series of Poker boasts its biggest schedule to date, featuring a record 89 bracelets.
The world’s most prestigious festival this year returns to the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas where the best poker players all over the world will battle it out for an estimated $200 million in total prize money.
Poker Players Who Been Richly Rewarded At the WSOP
The 2019 WSOP will commence on May 28 and will end on July 16. Before the action kicks off, we will take a look at some of the biggest earners at the longest-running tournament series.
Antonio Esfandiari tops the list in terms of WSOP earnings.
Dubbed “The Magician“, the American player leads the pack with an astonishing $21.8 million, most of which came as a result of his massive victory at the $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop in 2012, in which he netted $18.3 million.
Sitting in second place is Dan Colman who has $17.4 million in WSOP earnings to date.
The American poker pro was the winner of the $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop in 2014, taking home $15.3 million.
Former All-Time Money List number one Daniel Negreanu occupies the third spot with $16.3 million.
He was defeated by Colman in the 2014 Big One for One Drop event, winning $8.3 million for his runner-up victory.
With $14.6 million in WSOP earnings, Jonathan Duhamel follows Negreanu in fourth place.
Duhamel took down the 2010 WSOP Main Event for $8.9 million, the best live cash of his career. He also won the $111,111 High Roller for One Drop event in 2015 in which he bagged $3.9 million.
Ranked all-time number one when it comes to WSOP bracelets and most WSOP cashes, it may come as a surprise that the “Poker Brat” is in 5th place in terms of earnings. However, taking into account the prize money on offer when Hellmuth won his first WSOP events, we can see why he is not in first place today.
When the poker brat won the WSOP Main Event in 1989, he went away with $755,000. In 2012, he banked €1,022,376 for topping the WSOP Europe Main Event. Both prizes are significantly lower compared to the amount of winnings earned by the recent WSOP champs. The 2018 WSOP Main Event winner walked away with $8.8 million in prize money.