Although live poker tends to pick up much more traction for obvious reasons, the world of online poker is equally as exciting, especially in terms of money exchanging hands. There are numerous players who made millions playing online poker, many of them starting from bankrolls as small as $50 or less.
In live cash games, it is hard to keep track of the results. Online, however, there are sites that closely follow high stakes players and that’s the reason we know about online poker players who make the most money. These are some of them.
Despite of his somewhat rough run over the past couple of years, one of the best all-around poker players unsurprisingly tops the list of the biggest online cash games winners according to High Stakes Database. Between 2007 and today, Ivey has accumulated winnings to the tune of $19 million, often playing against other members of poker elite and showing why he is considered one of the best. These days, Ivey isn’t as active on the virtual felt, partially because he isn’t a big fan of HUDs and other poker software used by the new generation of poker players.
Like Ivey, Antonius is a name well-known to the general poker public. The tennis pro turned poker player has accumulated lifetime winnings in excess of $11,000,000 across PokerStars and now defunct Full Tilt. Antonius has also largely given up on the online arena because of the same reasons as Ivey, but he still enjoys an occasional game here and there.
Daniel ‘jungleman12’ Cates
Daniel Cates, better known by his alias ‘jungleman12’ (shorten Jungle) is a member of the new generation of players who are used to playing online and take advantage of everything the virtual poker felt has to offer. For a long time now, Jungleman has been a force to be reckoned with, amassing total winnings of more than $10 million.
Playing online as ‘Bttech86’ and ‘Ben86,’ Ben Tollerene currently sits in the fourth spot on the ladder of the biggest online winners. With winnings in the $7.5 million area, Tollerene is one of the most feared online grinders, never afraid to mix it with the best.
Chris ‘moorman1’ Moorman
Although he amassed a lot of money playing online, Chris Moorman stands out from the rest of the players named here. Namely, payling as ‘moorman1’ on PokerStars and under other aliases on other rooms like Party Poker and Full Tilt, Moorman has won more than $15,000,000 playing online tournaments. This makes him one of the biggest online tournament winners to have ever hit the virtual felt.