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Top 5 biggest poker wins

Top 5 biggest poker wins

2014 World Series Of Poker Main Event

The 2014 World Series of Poker started July 5th and was down to the final table on July 14th. This poker tournament started with 6,683 players and ended with the final nine players.

 

The final nine returned in November to decide a winner. The total prize pool was $62.8 million. Felix Stephensen won second place earning almost $5.15 million. First place was taken by Swedish poker pro Martin Jacobson, who took home $10 million. The winning hand was a ten of hearts and a ten of diamonds. The buy-in for this no-limit Texas Hold ’em tournament was $10,000.

 

2006 World Series Of Poker Main Event

Known as the largest tournament in poker history, the 2006 World Series of Poker main event had a prize pool of $82,512,162. There were 8,773 players in the tournament that year. Because of this there were four different starting days.

By August 8th the tournament was down to nine final players. Two days later Jamie Gold became world champion and went home with $12 million. Second place prize was $6.1 million. The winning hand was a queen of spades and a nine of clubs. The buy in was $10,000.

 

2014 Big One for One Drop

The 2014 Big One for One Drop had a total prize pool of $37.3 million. Dan Coleman won against 42 other opponents and secured a first place prize of $15.3 million. Second place went to Daniel Negreanu who won $8.29 million.

 

This tournament was 3 day event lasting from June 29th – July 1st. The buy-in was $1,000,000. The winning hand was a king of diamonds and a queen of hearts.

 

2018 Big One for One Drop

With a first place prize of $10 million, this tournament was won by Justin Bonomo. He beat Fedor Holz earning him the grand prize and his second bracelet of the series.

 

After this win Justin Bonomo found himself at the top of the All Time Money List with almost $43 million in live earnings. This was a three day event lasting from July 15th – July 17th. The buy-in was $1,000,000 and there were 27 participants. The winning hand was an ace of spades and a jack of diamonds.

 

2012 Big One for One Drop

The Big One for One Drop event at The World Series of Poker boasted a huge $42.67 million prize pool. Antonio Esfandiari won first place taking home almost $18.35 million, which is the highest single poker tournament payout of all time.

 

This event was the first Big One for One Drop at the World Series of Poker. It was a three day event lasting from July 1st – July 3rd. The buy-in was $1,000,000 and there were 48 participants. The winning hand was a seven of diamonds and a five of spades.

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