Pro Poker Is “Back” –– Here Are The Top Active Players

Physical poker has taken a hit in recent years, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic which caused pro poker to ebb out of popular entertainment. This is bad news for many people, especially for those who made a fortune from the game, like the greatest players of all time.

But all bad things come to an end, even in poker. If you are a poker fan, you will be happy to know that pro poker is back! The famous World Series of Poker returned in late 2021 and a new pro poker TV deal is now back on the map for enthusiasts to enjoy. The pros are once again getting ready for the competition and so we want to take you through the top five active players:

1. Phil Ivey

Ivey is believed by many to top the list of poker’s all-time greats and his record says it all. In the 2000s, he destroyed opponents in live tournaments and in online high-stakes cash games.

Prior to turning 40 years old, he won 10 World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets. The requirement for induction into the Poker Hall of Fame is you must be at least 40 years old, hence despite meeting the requirements he had to wait until he turned 40 to be inducted into the prestigious record.

He is one of the wealthiest players in the world with a net worth estimated at $100 million. Keep an eye out for this man!

2. Viktor Blom

Blom, known by his poker name Isildur1, is famous for being a high-stakes online poker player. He began playing in high-stakes in the 2000s. He rose to fame and reached legendary status in late 2009 when he played in all ten of the largest stakes in online poker history.

Blom has played against some of the toughest opponents like Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, and Patrik Antonius, to name a few. Some of his biggest earnings include winning $1.7 million in two weeks in online poker and $1.3 million from the PCA High Roller in 2012. Blom is such a legend and his high stakes games are definitely a must-see.

3. Liv Boeree

Boeree is a famous poker player because she is the only female player to win major events in both European Poker Tour and the World Poker Tour. In 2017, she also won a WSOP bracelet in the 10k Tag-Team event. While poker is typically dominated by men, Boeree is leading the way for women to join in and begin competing with men at the tables (or online).

Boeree has earned more than $3.5 million in poker and she is only at the beginning of her career. Just imagine how much more she can make if she keeps on this track.

4. Fedor Holz

Holz, known by his poker name as CrownUpGuy, was ranked the best online tournament player two years in a row before he joined his first live tournament. In 2016, Holz won The High Roller for One Drop and took $4,981,775. In September 2020, he won the People’s Choice event on GGPoker and cashed in $1,070,250.

Holz is young, rich and a very intelligent player. Poker fans everywhere are excited to see CrownUpGuy competing in tournaments, and you should be, too!

5. Justin Bonomo

Justin Bonomo rose to fame when he won the 2018 WSOP $1 million Big One for One Drop and took home the $10,000,000. He has 3 WSOP bracelets and won many other various events like the May Aria Super High Roller Bowl and the Macau Super High Roller Bowl.

Poker fans are just waiting for Bonomo’s next tournament and to witness his winning streak live in action!

Poker is back and the race is on. The best of the best are still on fire and fans are ready to watch them compete for pride and dominance over the poker table once again.

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