2. Adrian Mateos
Hometown: Madrid, Spain
Biggest win: $1,379,300
Lifetime earnings: $16 million
Adrian Mateos has remained firmly at the top table of global poker since rising to prominence in 2013. At just 19 years old, Mateos won the WSOP Europe Main Event along with its €1 million top prize.
Five years on, Mateos remains a formidable opponent. In 2017, he had 25 top ten finishes, including victories in Macau, the Caribbean, Monte Carlo and the WSOP Heads-up $10k Bracelet event in Las Vegas.
3. William Alex Foxen
Hometown: Cold Spring Harbor, United States
Biggest win: $1,134,202
Lifetime earnings: $4 million
2018 has been William Alex Foxen’s year. In early 2017, Alex Foxen was still looking for his first six-figure cash. 12 months on, the poker champ has stepped up his game with a series of lucrative wins.
Alex Foxen makes up one half of the world’s most famous poker couple. His girlfriend, Kristen Bicknell, finished just behind him at the Mid Stakes Poker Tour in Macau earlier this year.
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4. David Peters
Hometown: Toledo, United States
Biggest win: $2,309,000
Lifetime earnings: $22 million
David Peters rose to fame in 2015 when he won the EPT Malta High Roller to the tune of over $600,000. Shortly after, Peters was named Cardplayer Magazine Player of the Year.
Just as comfortable playing $500 events as $50,000 high roller tournaments, Peters thrives at all levels of play. Having recently won the Aria $25k High Roller Series, Peters’ momentum shows no signs of slowing.