Barely three months into 2018, some names are already on the lips of Poker lovers. Many have carried on from their past exploits. The likes of Antonio Esfandiari are looking to increase their total live tournament winnings this year after a successful 2017. The 2018 World Series of Poker is set to take place. This will be between May 29 and July 17 in Nevada in the United States of America. We will take a look at the best poker players so far in 2018 and their remarkable achievements
The Tehran-born professional poker player was born in 1978. He was a former professional magician with exposit chip thaumaturgy. Antonio was the face of Ultimate Poker, a poker site which is now non-existent.
The 39-year Old won two World Poker Tour championships and three World Series of Poker bracelets. He is currently the face of World Poker Tour’s Poker-made millionaire. He won about $1,400,000 and ESFANDIARI’S first World Poker Tour title at the L.A Poker classic in 2014. Antonio appeared in the 2nd and 3rd seasons of the PokerSuperstars Invitational Tournament. The ex-magician won the biggest buy-in tournament in history; “the Big One for One drop”, a $1 million buy-in live event. He also won the biggest winning in Poker history after defeating forty-seven players to earn $18,346,673. Antonio’s highest rank on the Global Poker Index is position fourteen. Also, his total live tournament winnings as of 2017 is in excess of $27,600,000.
Daniel Colman is American and was born on July 11, 1990. The 27-year old is majorly an online player with usernames “riyyc225″ and ‘mrGR33N13”. He rose to limelight after winning the one million dollar Big One for One Drop at the World Series Poker 2014 defeating Daniel Negreanu to first position to claim a cash prize of $15,306,668 making it the second biggest single payout in Poker history. He won $1 million in the hyper-turbo tournament in 2013 in the space of nine months, making him the first player to achieve this feat. His live tournament earning rose to $21,000,000 in 2014 after he won the World Poker Tour Alpha 8 super high roller. He won two major awards in 2014. These are Bluff Magazine Player of the year award and Card Player Magazine Player. His total live winnings is currently in excess of $30,000,000.
Jonathan Duhamel is a Canadian-born professional poker player. He was the first Canadian to win the main event. He defeated John Racener to a cash prize of $8,994,310 in 2010. In January, 2012, he made four final tables at the PokerStars Caribbean Poker Adventure. The 30-year old is a proud owner of three WSOP-bracelets. These, he won between 2010 and 2015. Jonathan is also a philanthropist, donating $100,000 to Montreal Canadiens, an NHL hockey side which he is a huge fan of. The donation is the largest individual donation ever made to the hockey side.