Poker professionals had a blast in 2013 and some of them won millions, but there were also a handful who set unforgettable records. The most money was once again won at No Limit Hold’Em tables, but the most successful poker pros traded NLHE for 2-7 Triple Draw and Limit Omaha 8-or-Better.
Niklas “ragen70” Heinecker is the player to beat in 2014, after winning the most money at 2-7 Triple Draw tables, particularly in the second half of 2013. He occasionally played Omaha and no limit hold’em, but he spent the vast majority of time playing 2-7 TD poker and won a staggering amount of $4.2 million in 2013. Overall, he leads the list of winners with $6.2 million, more than twice the amount won by the runner-up Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene.
Even though “Bttech86” played more hands than Heinecker he had to settle for roughly $3 million, but much to his credit he constantly crushed players at Pot-Limit Omaha tables. Among the poker professionals who also finished well above the profitability line, it is worth mentioning Hac “trex313” Dang, Alex “IReadYrSoul” Millar and Ola Amundsgård who won a combined amount of $7.5 million.
The latter has achieved the remarkable performance of featuring twice in the list of top 10 most prolific poker players in 2013. He occupies the fifth and sixth position, with a bit over $1.8 million won at Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars. Ola also found the time to challenge the Norwegian political elite to play heads-up Omaha with him and swiftly defeated the only player who accepted this challenge.
Check out the ten players who won the most money in 2013:
At the opposite end of the spectrum we have the players who lost significant amounts and at the top of the infamous list is Danish poker pro Gus Hansen. With $8.46 million lost in 2013 he took his total losses at Full Tilt Poker to $15 million.
The second least successful player on the list goes by the nickname of “MalACEsia” and even though nobody knows whom he might be, it is safe to assume that he has a lot of money to lose. In just 4 months he lost $3.7 million. “Samrostan” is also a Macau resident and he finished 2013 on a high note, but overall he lost $3.4 million, one more than Phil Ivey who sits in the 4th place with a loss of $2.4 million.
These are the 10 players with a forgettable 2013: