Everyone knows that playing poker can provide a punter who is successful with some of the biggest wins possible, although you would have to be a professional if you were to ever compete with some of the biggest jackpots to have ever been claimed.
Whilst some might be looking to learn their craft and hone their skills by using platforms like Sloto Stars, those that wish to win the biggest possible amounts will perhaps need to go to one of the major poker tournaments that continue to take place in person all around the world.
What are the biggest wins to have ever been recorded, though?
- 2012 saw Antonio Esfandiari win $18.35 million
The 2012 edition of the Big One for One Drop competition that is hosted at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) was the inaugural competition that had 48 people participate in a $1,000,000 buy-in No Limit Texas hold ’em tournament.
Antonio Esfandiari was the man to take the largest prize on the day and one that still remains the biggest amount to have ever been won as he took home $18.35 million!
- Big One for One Drop’s 2014 edition saw another huge
The 2014 edition of the Big One for One Drop tournament also makes an appearance on this list as Dan Coleman managed to claim the second-biggest prize pot in poker to have ever been made available.
A predominantly online player, Coleman had managed to end up going home with the $15.3 million that was on offer to the winner. The win thrust him into the limelight and saw his reputation within the game sky-rocket, as he widely became known as one of the best poker players in the world.
- Elton Tsang won big at 2016 Monte-Carlo One Drop Extravaganza
Widely regarded as the best Asian poker player, Elton Tsang shot to fame in 2016 when he won at the €1,000,000 Monte-Carlo One Drop Extravaganza of 2016 where he was able to beat 25 other players to win $12.2 million; the third-largest prize to have ever been won.
Based out of Hong Kong, he is a professional poker player by night, whilst he is a successful businessman during the day. We guess you’ve got to have a successful hustle if you are to sit at a poker table that requires a $1 million buy-in, right?
- Jamie Gold won $12 million at 2006 WSOP Main Event
The 2006 World Series of Poker competition is one that has gone down in history as being the largest tournament to have ever taken place, as 8,773 had decided to try their luck, thus amassing a subsequent prize pool worth up to $82.5 million!
Once the competition reached the final after a few days worth of action, Jamie Gold was the man to come out victorious and he was justly rewarded with a prize of $12 million! Paul Wasicka did not do too badly himself despite finishing second, as he managed to walk away with $6.1 million!