World ranking of poker players: What are the top 10 in 2024?

World ranking of poker players: What are the top 10 in 2024?

The world of poker is constantly evolving, and each year brings new stars and changes in the game’s dynamics. As we head into 2024, poker fans are eager to see which players will stand out and leave an indelible mark on the global stage. At the same time, veterans continue to demonstrate mastery, and a new generation of talent emerges, determined to make a name for themselves and challenge the more experienced.

In this list, we present the ten poker players who (from our point of view) will be protagonists in 2024. From established veterans to young prodigies, these players have repeatedly demonstrated their skill, commitment, and passion for the game. 

Daniel Negreanu

Poker Hall of Famer Daniel Negreanu remains dominant despite nearly three decades in the game. Known for his ability to read his opponents, Negreanu has demonstrated his ability to adapt to modern poker strategies. Despite challenging 2023 and significant losses, he has already begun to bounce back, winning a PokerGO tournament in early 2024. His motivation to extend his legacy remains strong and compelling.

Artur Martirosian

Artur Martirosian is the number two player on the Russian money list. He has amassed over $14 million in live tournaments. With two WSOP bracelets, a WPT title, and multiple wins on the European Poker Tour, Martirosian has started 2024 strong, winning two PokerGO events and racking up over $400,000 in cash. Without a doubt, he is a player to watch this year.

Bin Weng

Bin Weng had an outstanding 2023, claiming three cashes of over $1,000,000 and winning the Global Poker Index (GPI) Player of the Year title. With high-profile tournament wins, Weng has established himself as a prominent name on the poker scene. Despite poker’s natural ups and downs, his talent and determination make him a crucial player to watch this year.

José Ignacio “Nacho” Barbero

José Ignacio Barbero (Nacho) is Argentina’s most successful poker player. He won $17 million and had an outstanding 2023. Barbero racked up nearly $9 million in winnings last year with wins at Triton Super High Roller Series events and the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. His skill and charisma make him a favorite of many people and a serious contender for this year, 2024.

Chris Brewer

Chris Brewer put himself in the spotlight by winning two WSOP bracelets, including the prestigious $250,000 Super High Roller. With over 5 million won in that event, Brewer showed that his perseverance and skill eventually paid off. He has also started to venture into the realm of coaching, which adds another dimension to his rising career.

Kristen Foxen

Kristen Foxen is a constant figure in high-stakes tournaments. In 2023, she made history by winning her fourth WSOP bracelet, becoming the first woman to achieve this feat. With over $8 million in live tournament winnings and multiple GPI Player of the Year awards, Foxen is one of the game’s top professionals. She is expected to have an equally successful 2024.

Danny Tang

Danny Tang has an outstanding track record, doubling his live tournament winnings to over $11 million. With significant Triton Super High Roller Series wins, Tang has become a mainstay in high-stakes tournaments. His skill and consistency ensure he will be a key player in 2024.

Phil Hellmuth

Phill Hellmuth owns 17 WSOP bracelets and remains a poker legend. In 2023, he won the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo Bounty event, reinforcing his position as the player with the most WSOP bracelet wins. Although Hellmuth can be found in other tournaments, his priority remains the WSOP, and many people expect him to add another bracelet to his collection in 2024.

Justin Saliba

PokerCoaching coach Justin Saliba had an eye-opening 2023 in which he stood out, winning his first major live tournament at the PokerGO Cup and earning his biggest cash prize at the Triton Super High Roller Series. With his growing presence in the high-stakes tournament scene, Saliba is set to achieve more cash in 2024.

Ren Lin

Ren Lin, the second highest-earning player in China, had more than $5 million in prizes at the end of the 2023 semester. His victories at the WPT Alpha8 and the US Poker Open, along with his success in Pot-Limit Omaha tournaments, make him a versatile and charismatic player worth following.

Honorable Mentions

Below, we mention some notable players for their work in different poker rooms and events during 2023:

  • Mike Holtz: WSOP Player of the Year.
  • Brock Wilson: High-stakes grinder and trainer.
  • Chris Moorman: Online MTT tournament specialist, recently won $2 million at the WPT Championships.
  • Jesse Lonis: Young, high-risk grinder with a promising career.
  • Cherish Andrews: Mid-stakes grinder and former GPI Player of the Year.
  • Ian Matakis: 2023 WSOP Player of the Year

What do you think about this topic? What other players would you add to this world ranking?

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