In this Betfair Poker article we take a look at the 10 biggest cash game winners in the history of online poker.
1.) Phil Ivey - $19,242,743
Not content with being an absolute beast in the live arena, Phil Ivey also crushes souls in the online game, too. Although Ivey's online volume is not what it once was, we would not bet against him becoming the first player to surpass $20 million in cash game winnings.
2.) Patrik Antonius - $15,396,892*
We tried to be as accurate as possible in our research for this article but Patrik Antonius is a difficult man to report on. Why? Hmm, maybe because he has a reputation for having numerous online poker accounts -- naughty naughty.
We think that his figure of almost $15.4m is still impressive viewing.
3.) Phil Galfond - $10,082,549
Phil Galfond is one of poker's true greats, thanks to being able to smash No Limit Hold'em and Pot Limit Omaha cash games and tournaments both live and online.
He's also one of the nicest guys you will meet in poker and always has time for interviews, signatures and chats with those who idolise him.
4.) Hac Dang - $9,504,312
Hac Dang and his brother Di -- more on him later -- used to share a bankroll but now have piles of cash of their own. Black Friday drastically reduced Hac's volume at the virtual felt, but he still appears now and then and makes a royal nuisance of himself when he does.
5.) Daniel Cates - $8,218,238
Daniel Cates, better-known as Jungleman, is one of the best heads-up No Limit Hold'em players of all time, so it is no surprise to see him with over $8.2m in winnings. He infamously had a lot of money tied up in Full Tilt Poker when they went down (rumoured to be in excess of $5m) but now that has been returned to him, expect even bigger things from Cates.
6.) Di Dang - $8,096,382
Di Dang, brother of Hac, wisely invested a large chunk of his $8m winnings in his own restaurant, yet still finds time to play in some of the big online cash games. The fact he has to fly to Canada to do so means Di is not a regular anymore but he is still a fearless opponent when he does show up online.
7.) Brian Hastings - $6,359,799
A large slice of Brian Hastings' win came from the now infamous battle between Viktor "Isildur1" Blom and himself. Hastings is a PLO specialist and one of the founding members of the poker training site, Cardrunners.
8.) Ben Tollerene - $6,289,519
After going broke at least 11 times at the start of his career, Ben Tollerene would have been forgiven for giving up. However, one last $500 shot saw him fly up the ranks to $25/$50 and he is now one a regular in the biggest NLHE and PLO games online.
9.) Rafi Amit - $5,466,642
Two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Rafi Amit is a PLO specialist hailing from Israel. Amit once received a penalty in a $10,000 PLO tournament at the WSOP when he was heads-up due to excessive use of the f-bomb!
10.) Alexander Millar - $4,953,183
Alex Millar is an English No Limit Hold'em specialist who is as adept playing heads-up as he is at the six-max tables. Millar prefers to "get it quietly" and grinds cash games online instead of chasing publicity in the live tournament arena.
Data courtesy of the High Stakes Database. Lead images courtesy of PokerNews
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