Most popular poker professionals today

The internet age has seen a huge increase in the popularity of poker as the formerly bar room based card game has been catapulted into the realms of an international sport with the rise of online gambling and coverage. The top poker stars are approaching household name status as the competitions grow in popularity.

Currently, the Canadian Daniel Negreanu, nicknamed “Kid Poker”, sponsored by Poker Stars is considered to be the best exponent of the game in the world at the moment by Poker News. Negreanu is not a player to keep the secrets of his success all to himself, and has co-authored such popular poker textbooks as “Hold’em Wisdom for All Players” and “Super/System II”

Close to Negreanu is the “Tiger Woods of Poker”, the American Phil Ivey. Ivey’s poker experience began using a fake ID card in Atlantic City casinos when he was underage. Ivey was also a founder member of the now defunct Full Tilt online poker platform. Like the real Tiger Woods, Ivey is also known as a keen golfer!

Crossing the Atlantic, the top European Poker player is the 22 year old German Ole Schemion. Schemion is a rising star of the game and began 2015 in pole position in the Global Poker Index.