If you’re good at poker, you can earn a lot of money with your hobby. Some poker players have become so good at their hobby, that they are even out-earning the average celebrity. Would you like to know who 2014’s best-earning poker players are and what these famous poker players have earned with their hobby? Then read this article to find out which poker players have earned significant sums of money in the year 2014 by playing poker both online and offline.
Daniel Negreanu is a professional poker player who lives in Canada and is originally of Romanian descent. This poker player hasn’t always made big profits, but 2014 was a very successful year for Negreanu. Negreanu won as much as $21,000,000 in prize money (spread over several years) until May 2014 and he also came second in 2015’s Poker World Series. Poker players pay $1,000,000 to participate in this event and by finishing second, Negreanu made a win of $7,288,001. This means that he actually won $8,288,001, but his $1,000,000 stake ultimately won him over $7 million. As Negreanu has earned more than 29,750,000 with these and a few other prizes in poker tournaments, he defeated the famous poker player Antonio Esfandiari in 2014 as the best-earning tournament player of all time.
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Antonio Esfandiari is an Iranian-born professional poker player from America. Although Antonio Esfandiari was defeated in 2014 by Daniel Negreanu as the best-earning tournament player of all time, this poker player shouldn’t complain about his 2014 earning. Until October 2014, the poker player earned more than $26,475,000 playing poker and a large part of this was made in the year 2014. In addition, Antonio Esfandiari not only earns a lot of money by playing poker, but also by doing side activities related to poker. Antonio Esfandiari earned money as a leading player of the television program High Stakes Poker and the poker player appeared in several films about poker as well.
Poker player Phil Ivey is a professional poker player from America. For years he was considered to be the best and most earning poker player in the world, but he’s currently in fierce competition with Daniel Negreanu and Antonio Esfandiari, among others. This doesn’t mean that Phil Ivey didn’t have a productive 2014, because he won the A$ 250,000 No Limit Hold’em – $250,000 Challenge from Aussie Millions, among others. By winning this poker tournament, Phil Ivey was able to add as much as $3,582,753 to his bank account. By the way, Phil Ivey has also done well this year, as he has won this tournament again this year and was able to credit another $1,710,854 to his bank account.
The poker players in the list above of 2014’s best earning poker players all owe their high winnings to tournaments they’ve won, but Niki Jedlicka proves that you don’t have to enter tournaments to earn big. This German poker player has earned his 2014 profit of over $1,620,882 from playing poker online. The young poker player only started playing poker in 2007, but in the first few months of his career as an online poker player he already made several hundreds of thousands of dollars in profits. In 2014 he was the best-earning online poker player in the world and in 2015 he’s expected to make big profits. This proves don’t have to attend tournaments, but that you can also earn a lot of money by playing poker online from the comfort of your own home.
Daniel ‘jungleman12’ Cates
Another online player who did very well in the online poker rooms in 2014 is Daniel ‘jungleman12’ Cates from the United States. If you come across the nickname ‘jungleman12’ in an online poker room, you need to be careful when playing poker. Daniel ‘jungleman12’ Cates has won several online poker games in the year 2014, and has won a total of $1,014,310 by playing online poker. Slightly less than the German Niki Jedlicka, but certainly not bad for playing online poker. By the way, Daniel Cates also plays regularly under the nickname w00ki3z, so when you see this nick, , you’ll know that this is a professional online poker player.
Doug ‘WCGRider’ Polk
Besides Niki Jedlicka and Daniel Cates, Doug Polk is another online poker player. Doug Polk is still quite young and hasn’t been playing online poker for very long, but he has built up a pretty impressive reputation in a short period of time. The online poker player won no less than 760,028 euros in 2014. This amount may seem a bit low compared to the other figures in this list, but for an online player it’s a neat bit of money.
Doug Polk plays online under the nick ‘WCGRider’ and is currently challenging several big names in the poker world. Due to Doug Polk’s rather quiet and serious personality and the fact that he has already made so much profit as a novice player, it is expected that Doug Polk will increase his profit in the year 2015. So keep a close eye on the name ‘WCGRider’ in the online poker rooms, as this player is well on his way to becoming a professional poker player. By the way, Doug Polk is not only involved in online poker, but he has also appeared at several offline poker tournaments in 2014.