European Poker Players To Watch Out For In 2019

Last Updated on January 15, 2019 Author:Adrian Sterne

EuropeThe EU is home to many rising online poker players who are making it big in the online tournament scene.

As we enter 2019, we take a look at some of the most promising online poker pros in the EU who could potentially end the year with a handful of titles and massive winnings.

Top EU Online Poker Players Aiming To Make A Mark

Those in the online poker community will be familiar with these handles but may not know a lot about the player who is behind the online poker handle.


Girafganger7First up is the Belgium play who goes by the online handle “girafganger7”.

A firm believer of the poker dream, “Giraf” is a member of the PocketFives community and has quite made a name for himself in the online world.

He is usually considered the man to beat in every competition he enters. He currently sits at the top of the UK online poker rankings.

Daniel Charlton

Daniel CharltonDaniel Charlton, who goes by the screen name “ROTTsFEARestFC” at partypoker and “judgedredd13” at PokerStars, is an online grinder with nearly $3 million in online tournament winnings under his belt.

The poker pro is a fun lover who is always the life of the party among his circle of friends.

But as 2019 kicks off, Charlton has promised to take his online poker game to the next level and take down more tournaments this year.

Jonathan Proudfoot

Jonathan ProudfootThis poker pro from Durham currently holds the number 2 spot in the UK rankings and occupies the 7th spot of the global leaderboard.

Proudfoot has been playing the online poker circuit since 2008 but his biggest wins came in 2018, including a runner-up finish at the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) event hosted by PokerStars in May in which he won $185,911. He continued his good run and not long after took down the 888poker XL Inferno Main Event for $209,779.

Michael Chi Zhang

Michael Chi ZhangPlaying online poker as “mczhang”, this Nottingham-based poker pro has been grinding the high-stakes tournaments over the last few years.

He had an excellent performance in 2018 and had been a frontrunner in the UK ranking for several months. He took a break from online tournaments since late September following a whopping $1.5 million victory.
It won’t be too long before we see Zhang back in the game, and 2019 may well become another big year for him.


This Russian pro may has flown under the online poker radar for many years but his performances in 2018 has forced players to stand up and pay attention. He is pretty consistent with his online poker winnings and won over $85,000 in December.

He users the handle “Pendos90” and plays on PokerStars as well as partypoker.

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