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Three Biggest Tournament Cashes of the Decade! Poker
Nitya Jain
Posted on 08 Jun, 2020
By Nitya Jain
On 08 Jun, 2020
By Nitya Jain
On 08 Jun, 2020

Three Biggest Tournament Cashes of the Decade!

The poker community welcomed 2020 with immense happiness, hoping that the new year would embark a new journey into live poker world, breaking previous records, creating juicy prize pools. Let’s take a tour down the memory lane and remember some of the biggest winners of the decade and their legendary prize money which will blow your mind! Let’s begin.    

Bryn Kenney

Three Biggest Tournament Cashes of the Decade!

What even?! Poker pro and world famous Bryn Kenney won Twenty million dollars, actually, more than that after finishing second in 2019 Triton Million Charity. Kenney had a lead of more than 5:1 over his opponent Aaron Zang, the eventual winner and titleholder who shipped it for $16,77 million. While Kenney’s massive and heavy $20,563,324 catapulted to number 1 spot in New York’s all-time money list, the United States’ all-time money list. He now has over $56 million in total live earnings.

This was probably one of the most memorable moments in the history of poker. And now you will be stunned after taking a look at the top 8 finishes of the massive Triton Poker Million for Charity event in London:

  1. Aaron Zang – $16,754,497
  2. Bryn Kenney – $20,537,187
  3. Dan Smith – $8,719,164
  4. Stephen Chidwick – $5,340,488
  5. Vivek Rajkumar – $3,632,985
  6. Bill Perkins – $2,664,189
  7. Alfred DeCarolis – $2,082,911
  8. Timothy Adams – $1,695,393

Antonio Esfandiari

Three Biggest Tournament Cashes of the Decade!

Second in Nevada’s all time money list, ‘The Magician’ is well remembered for his magic tricks when he took down 2012 WSOP The Big One for One Drop which is now in history books. Antonio Esfandiari aka ‘The Magician’ clinched to a monumental number of $18 million in prize money after outlasting a field of 48 entries. He now holds 3 WSOP bracelet and 2 WPT titles.

Check out the top 7 payouts:

  1. Antonio Esfandiari $18,346,673
  2. Sam Trickett – $10,112,001
  3. David Einhorn – $4,352,000
  4. Phil Hellmuth – $2,645,333
  5. Guy Laliberté – $1,834,666
  6. Brian Rast – $1,621,333
  7. Bobby Baldwin – $1,408,000

Dan Colman

Three Biggest Tournament Cashes of the Decade!

Two years later, Dan Colman shipped the 2014 WSOP Big One for One Drop for $15 million in prize money. Colman stepped into the world of live poker in Headland Poker Tour Main Event where he finished 4th for $23,275. Before his biggest career win, Colman took a year off in 2013 and came back stronger than ever before! The champion defeated Daniel Negreanu in heads-up and and proceeded to refuse any media interviews or attention. The then champion now sits 1st in Massachusetts all-time money list with over $28.92 million in live earnings.

Take a look at the historic moment and the top 8 payouts:

  1. Dan Colman – $15,306,668
  2. Daniel Negreanu – $8,288,001
  3. Christoph Vogelsang – $4,480,001
  4. Rick Salomon – $2,800,000
  5. Tobias Reinkemeier – $2,053,334
  6. Scott Seiver – $1,680,000
  7. Paul Newey – $1,418,667
  8. Cary Katz – $1,306,667

For more updates on poker news around the world, stay tuned to GutshotMagazine.com!

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