Poker is one of the most famous games people like to play. It seems like poker is not a trend-thing, people play it all the time, since many years ago. As you can guess there are famous poker players as well, and some of them you might not even know. In this article we will introduce you to those people who have gained fame because they play poker very well so to say. Those famous poker players gained their fame because of their personality, contribution, and of course because of the popularity of the game itself.
One of the Most Famous Poker Players is Bryn Kenney
Bryn Kenney is one of the most famous poker players. He is originated in the United States and is active since 2007. Bryn Kenney is still active and playing poker. Bryn Kenney’s career earning are over $56 million dollars. Fun fact about Bryn Kenney: His single biggest win was in 2019 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series when he won $20.5 million. This fact means that almost half of his net worth comes from a single win.
Before Bryn Kenney got famous playing poker, he practiced his exceptional memory skills playing Magic: The Gathering.
Another Famous Poker Player is Justin Bonomo
Justin Bonomo, like Bryn, is also a very successful and famous poker player. He was born in the United States and started playing professional poker since 2001. He, by this day, is active in competition. Justin Bonomo’s net worth to this day is $53 million. His single biggest win was $10 millions at the 2018 WSOP. Just like Bryn Kenney, Justin Bonomo also started his career as playing Magic: The Gathering.
One fun fact about Justin Bonomo is that in 2006 he got suspended by PokerStars and PartyPoker for the allegations of having multiple accounts. It is still unclear for how long did Bonomo used those two accounts, but one thing is for sure, he lost tens of thousands of dollars because of it.
Daniel Negreanu: The Third in the Category
In contrast with the first two famous casino players mentioned above, Daniel Negreanu is from Canada. Daniel Negreanu started his career much sooner, in 1998. To this day, Daniel Negreanu is playing poker and competing with other famous casino players. Daniel’s career earnings are a bit more than $43 millions. One single biggest win of Daniel Negreanu is $8,288,001 at 2014 WSOP. It is worthy to mention that Daniel Negreanu is included in Poker Hall of Fame in 2014. To even get a better impression of Daniel Negreanu, we should mention that he owns 6 World Series of Poker bracelets and a lot of other titles, which includes many World Poker Tour titles.
Famous Female Poker Player: Annette Obrestad
In line with other famous poker players, Anette Obrestad from Norway has also shown her bold presence in poker industry. Anette has been active since 2003, but unfortunately ended her professional career in 2019. In 16 years, she accumulated almost $4 millions of prize money. Her biggest win was at World Series of Poker Europe, in 2007, where she won $2 millions. Talented Annette Obrestad started playing poker as young as 15. She started her steps in online poker, after which she could gain huge experience for her later professional career. Fun fact about Anette, she got her first and only bracelet in World Series of Poker Europe in 2007, which was just a day before she turned 19. A great present for 19th birthday, wasn’t it?
There are many more famous poker players that could be included in this list, but this article would be book long. Playing professional poker is both fun and profitable. Although you definitely need to master exceptional skills before competing with the titans.