Who Has Cashed The Most in "Live" Tournament Events?

Q: Who Is The All-Time Tournament Money Winner in Poker?

A: Last Updated: April 11th, 2020

The top of the all-time tournament money list changes constantly, especially given the surge in popularity of ultra high buy-in tournaments over the past decade or so.

As of right now, the player at the top of the all-time money list is Bryn Kenney, though over $20 million of his earnings came from a single tournament (Triton Million for Charity).

Players such as Kenney, Justin Bonomo and Stephen Chidwick, who regularly frequent the super High Roller events, have surged up the leaderboard over the past decade or so.

Here is the top ten list as of this moment:

Bryn Kenney, $56,403,506
Justin Bonomo, $49,128,107
Daniel Negreanu, $42,053,307
Erik Seidel, $37,748,126
Dan Smith, $36,742,718
Stephen Chidwick, $34,387,646
David Peters, $33,737,541
Fedor Holz, $32,556,379
Jason Koon, $31,101,729
Steve O'Dwyer, $30,311,759

*Phil Ivey is currently 11th on the list with just over $30 million in total tournament earnings.


Some people believe that this list has lost its importance over the past decade due to the ultra high buy-in tournaments.

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