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Poker All Time Money List – Negreanu and Seidel Still Lead

Super High Roller tournaments such as the Super High Roller Bowl and the Big One for One Drop have forever changed the types of players that we see atop Poker’s All Time Money List. Presently, there’s a solid mix of successful High Rollers along with some of the game’s greatest players.

Negreanu and Seidel Battle for Supremacy

The two players presently battling for the top spot on the All-Time Money List are Poker Hall of Famer’s Daniel Negreanu and Erik Seidel. They are presently the only players in history with more than $30 million in lifetime tournament earnings.

Negreanu is a six-time WSOP bracelet winner and is currently atop the list with $34.33 million. Seidel is a 9-time WSOP bracelet winner and is less than $1.2 million behind at $33.19 million. Seidel had a career resurgence around 2011 thanks to High Roller tournaments. Over $22 million of his career earnings have come since that time thanks to High Roller events.

Negreanu’s ascent to the top is a combination of skillful play and and a career 2014. That year he won over $10 million thanks in part to his runner-up finish in the $1 Million Big One for One Drop that earned him $8.28 million.

Looking at player consistency, it appears that Seidel is poised to overtake Negreanu for 1st on the All-Time Money List. At his present pace, Seidel may overtake Negreanu sometime in 2018.

Colman and Holz Likely To Overtake Negreanu and Seidel in the Future

Dan Colman and Fedor Holz are presently 3rd and 5th on the All-Time Money List but they are both poised to pass Negreanu and Seidel at some point in the future. The 27-year-old Colman is already 3rd all-time with $28.83 million.

At his current pace of play, he should pass the $30 million mark in career earning sometime in 2018. After his career $22.38 million year in 2014, he has earned no less than $1.3 million a year. By the time he is eligible for the Poker Hall of Fame, he could conceivably have $40 top $45 million or more in live tournament earnings.

Despite claims of being semi-retired from poker, the 24-year-old Fedor Holz is still the future of live poker. He already has $26.54 million in earnings and continues to rack up astronomical numbers. Last year, he won $16.48 million in live events and subsequently “retired” from poker. Then he turned around and has already won $6.22 million this year.

At his torrid pace, Holz will pass the $30 million mark in earnings sometime next year and could pass both Negreanu and Seidel sometime in 2019. Unless Holz starts tanking at the tables or indeed goes into full retirement (which is unlikely since he is now a partypoker ambassador), it is a matter of when and not if he takes over the top spot on Poker’s All Time Money List.

Poker’s All-Time Money List

Daniel Negreanu (Canada) – $34,333,815
Erik Seidel (United States) – $33,198,641
Daniel Colman (United States) – $28,832,363
Antonio Esfandiari (United States) – $27,614,380
Fedor Holz (Germany) – $26,548,873
Phil Ivey (United States) – $23,856,033
John Juanda (Indonesia) – $23,645,18
Scott Seiver (United States) – $22,805,728
Phil Hellmuth Jr (United States) – $21,977,980
Brian Rast (United States) – $20,652,381

Stats courtesy of Hendon Mob.

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