We are not even close to the final quarter of 2019, but six players have already amassed more than $10 million in live cashes since January.
There are a few poker players who might reach the $10 million milestone this year are Sam Greenwood, Jason Koon and Timothy Adams who have already won more than $7 million in career prize money this far.
Top 6 Players To Surpass £10M This Year
Here’s a more detailed look at the top six poker players who have had an excellent run so far this year at the live felts, surpassing the $10 million mark.
- Bryn Kenney ($29,822,000)
Kenney, who now leads the All-Time Money List, began his winning streak in February when he captured the $25,000 No Limit Hold-em event at the 2019 US Poker Open in Las Vegas for $450,000.
He followed that up with deep runs in the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series in Jeju South Korea in March and during the Triton Poker’s Montenegro stop last May.
His biggest win took place during the Triton Million event in London where he finished second but claimed the largest chunk of the prize money worth $20,563,324, as part of a heads-up deal with first-place finisher Aaron Zang.
- Aaron Zang ($16,775,820)
Zang has gone down in history as the winner of the biggest-ever poker tournament, the Triton Million London, where he banked $16,775,820.
The Chinese businessman does not play poker professionally and only has a few records listed on the Hendon Mob.
- Stephen Chidwick ($11,508,522)
This year Chidwick finally gave up the title of being “the best poker pro without a bracelet” after taking down the $25,000 PLO High Roller at the 50th World Series of Poker, winning his first-ever gold and the top prize of $1,618,417.
He also finished fourth in the Triton Million event for $5.37 million.
- Dan Smith ($10,770,468)
Like, the first three players, Dan Smith‘s 3rd-place finish ($8,765,638) at the Triton Million event in London accounts for the biggest chunk of his 2019 winnings.
He also had some deep runs at the 2019 WSOP and the Aria Summer High Rollers in Vegas, as well as the Triton Series in South Korea.
- Paul Phua ($10,680,700)
The Triton Poker co-founder may have failed once again to capture his first Triton title but he was among the big winners during the tour’s London stop.
He finished as runner-up in the Main Event for more than $3 million, and followed that up with 4th-place run in the Short Deck Main Event for $1,185,725.
- Hossein Ensan ($10,003,067)
This German poker pro became the biggest winner at the 50th WSOP after capturing the Main Event for $10 million.