5 Greatest Poker Players of All Time

Nowadays with the upswing of online poker and many poker rooms like Pokermira offering impressive starting bonuses, poker has become attractive to a whole host of players with different backgrounds and styles of play. Over the years there have been a great number of players that have really stood out from the crowd due to their skills and their outstanding abilities to play poker. So let’s take a look at some of the greatest online and live poker players of all time.

Stu Ungar

Stu Ungar

This talented poker wizard was born in the city of New York, and was gifted with a razor-sharp mind and a remarkable ability to read the game. He applied his talents not only to poker but also to a number of other games that enabled him to earn millions in his lifetime. He was even banned from playing in a number of casinos as a result of his amazing skills. In 1980, Ungar became the youngest player ever to win the WSOP and was nicknamed “the kid” due to his age. Ungar died young, however regardless of this his name remains an important one in the world poker.

Chip Reese

Chip Reese

Reese discovered his poker skills by chance when he stopped in Las Vegas for a weekend with a modest sum of money. After that he moved to Sin City in the mid 1970s and quickly made a name for himself as a talented and very successful poker player. He went on to win two WSOP bracelets and enjoyed a great deal of success at H.O.R.S.E. He was welcomed into the poker hall of fame at the age of forty and he is still considered as one of the greatest players in history of poker.

Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey

Ivey is a fairly new addition to the professional world of poker but has already demonstrated a remarkable ability as a young and talented poker player. He began playing in the 1990’s in Atlantic City and quickly became one of the few poker stars to be able to succeed in large cash games both live and online. In the year 2000 Ivey won his first WSOP bracelet and has since added seven more to his impressive tally. He will most certainly increase his bankroll in the years to come.

Johnny Moss

Johnny Moss

Moss is famous for having established the WSOP as the most celebrated poker extravaganza known to mankind. Throughout his career he won a grand total of nine first place bracelets at the event and became undoubtedly the most successful poker player of the 1970s. Moss came from Texas and moved to Las Vegas in search of excitement and continued to play in tournaments right up until his death in 1995.

Doyle Brunson

Doyle Brunson

Brunson has been famously nicknamed “The Godfather of Poker” due to his spectacular and often unbeatable game. A leg injury ended his future as a basketball player and he went on to become a full time poker star in Vegas and won ten bracelets at the WSOP. Brunson is perhaps the game’s best known face and is considered a true legend within the poker world.