The World Series of Poker (WSOP) kicked-off with high expectations, as the 54th edition of the biggest poker show began in the Sin City. Many players earned their legendary status via their WSOP performances. Every year WSOP arrives with hope for new faces in poker. This event does not play favourites, it is a series which gives all its participants equal chance to win some bling (bracelet). Let’s have a look at all the players who’ve made it big in the WSOP No-Limit Hold’em Money List.
Antonio Esfandiari, aka ‘The Magician’, has won three World Series of Poker bracelets in his career. The former professional magician is one of the most popular poker players. Also known for appearing on several poker television shows, Esfandiari has so far pocketed $27,810,802 in all time winnings.
The Las Vegas resident has fared quite well at No-Limit Hold ’em events in WSOP, earning $ 21,684,547 purely from these competitions. It remains interesting to see if Antonio Esfandiari would participate and emerge victorious at NLH events during WSOP 2023.
Originally from Holden, Massachusetts, Daniel Colman is most well known for his win in the $1,000,000 buy-in Big One for One Drop during the 2014 World Series of Poker. The American pro defeated Daniel Negreanu heads-up to pocket a first-place prize worth $15,306,668, which remains to be the fourth-largest single payout in poker history.
He is ranked 14th on the All Time Money List United States while winning $28,925,058 in total live earnings. Colman’s record in WSOP All Time No-Limit Hold ’em List sees him pocket $17,413,655, which is a major part of overall earnings. The question remains, will he shine once again in WSOP 2023? Only time will tell.
It would not be wrong to deem the Canadian poker pro as a World Series of Poker (WSOP) great, having won six bracelets in the competition. Daniel Negreanu sits at the number 3 slot in the WSOP No-Limit Hold’em All Time Money List, having pocketed over $50,728,306 in live tournament earnings.
One of the most notable names in the poker industry, he has earned $15,971,440 purely from NLH events at WSOP. With 152 cashes in the tournament history, it would be interesting to see if the Las Vegas resident can walk away with more winnings during WSOP 2023.
Jonathan Duhamel has won three WSOP bracelets in his career, with the Canadian poker pro fondly remembered for winning the Main Event during the 2010 World Series of Poker. He has pocketed $18,009,547 in total live earnings, which sees him sit 6th on Canada’s All-Time Money List while ranking 46th in the All-Time Money List right now.
Out of the 18 Million in earnings, 13 Million have come from cashes at NLH WSOP events. With the 54 edition of the tournament series in motion, the question remains on how much money can the Canadian manage to win at WSOP 2023.
Joseph Cada is best known for winning the 2009 WSOP Main Event. The then 21-year-old also surpassed Peter Eastgate as the youngest champion ever. He has two previous money finishes in WSOP before stealing the limelight. Nicknamed ‘Joe,’ Cada has $14,395,481 in live tournament earnings which ranks him 33rd on USA’s All Time Money List and 66th on All Time Money List. He has won $13,690,451 from NLH events at WSOP so far. He will be eager to add a few more million to his wallet and have a great outing at WSOP 2023.
These numbers are updated as of June 2023
Smit is a sports writer at Gutshot Magazine. After completing his Bachelor’s in Mass Media, and a Master’s degree in Sports Management, this sports fanatic uses articles as a tool to express his opinions. Bring up cricket or football and you will find this usually quiet guy speak for hours! He also co-heads the official supporters club of Chelsea FC in Mumbai, wherein he hosts screenings, football meets and other such events.
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