The history of poker has many legends that marked its history. Players who have entered the Poker Hall of Fame of Poker on their own merits, and who have left their mark on this sport. We will review the best poker players in history , reviewing their merits and titles throughout their career.
Stuart Errol Ungar, better known as "Stu Ungar" or "The kid" (the child) because of his physical appearance was for many the best poker player in the history of the sport. He was known as an almost unbeatable player, not only in Poker but also in other card sports such as Gyn Rummy or Blackjack, which led him to be banned in many casinos. He died at age 45, due to a drug overdose. In his short career he won 5 WSOP ( World Series of Poker ) and 3 Super Bowl of Poker bracelets.
Doyle Brunson is known as one of the parents of modern poker . He entered the Poker Hall of Fame in 1988 and in his career got 10 WSOP bracelets and a World Poker Tour. Curiously, he was the first player in history to win a million dollars by participating in poker tournaments. He is also the author of the book Super / System - How I Made Over $ 1,000,000 Playing Poker where he explains his poker methods and strategies that inspire many sports fans.
Phil Ivey is without a doubt one of the best active poker players , if not the best. He is a very aggressive player who never gives in to his rivals and who analyzes them thoroughly to detect his tics. He has 10 World Series of Poker bracelets and a World Poker Tour title surprising everyone by his young age. As a curiosity, it is known under the pseudonym "Tiger Woods of Poker".
"Yellow Slim" is also known as one of the parents of modern poker , alongside Doyle Brunson. Thomas Preston, known as "Amarillo Slim" for his thinness and city of birth, got 4 WSOP bracelets in his career. He also wrote a book called Play poker to win that was a success among amateur and professional poker players.
Johnny Moss was also one of the first poker players as we know him. From the time of Doyle Brunson and Amarillo Slim, Jahnny Moss was the first poker player to get a WSOP Main Event in 1970. He got 9 WSOP bracelets in his long career and entered the Hall of Fame of Poker in 1979.
These are the best poker players in history , and great references for both amateur and professional players. We await your comments on these players or if you believe that a mythical player is missing from this list.