Doug Polk has revealed the results of his top 20 poker players ever poll in his latest video. Phil Ivey topped the results, which saw thousands of votes, with Doyle Brunson the runner-up.
Phil Ivey Tops Doug Polk’s Best 20 Poker Players of All-Time Poll
I Am Crowning The Best Poker Player Ever
— Doug Polk (@DougPolkVids) February 22, 2022
Three weeks ago, Doug Polk tweeted to his followers that he wanted names for a short list of the best 100 poker players of all time. The plan was to then whittle this down to a top 20 by taking votes from the fans.
The problem with this kind of poll is that fans sometimes struggle to be objective and the poll becomes nothing more than a popularity contest.
That said, the final results do look to represent accurately what is likely popular opinion throughout the poker community.
How do we feel about this list? Anyone that should not be here, or any snubs that need to be added?
(Note: we are only ranking top 20, so only suggest people if you think they should be top 20)
These are not in a ranked order just numbered to count, put screenames if important pic.twitter.com/01IiLaXrdK
— Doug Polk (@DougPolkVids) February 20, 2022
Top 20 Poker Players Ever Poll Result:
- Phil Ivey – 4,691 votes
- Doyle Brunson – 4,178 votes
- Daniel Negreanu – 4,112 votes
- Phil Hellmuth – 4,015 votes
- Erik Seidel – 3,822 votes
- Stu Ungar – 3,781 votes
- Phil Galfond – 3,696 votes
- Tom Dwan – 3,670 votes
- Dan Cates – 3,629 votes
- Patrik Antonius – 3,579 votes
- Fedor Holz – 3,356 votes
- Justin Bonomo – 3,285 votes
- Issac Haxton – 3,259 votes
- Doug Polk – 3,210 votes
- Viktor Blom – 3,144 votes
- Stephen Chidwick – 3,144 votes
- Linus Loeliger – 3,128 votes
- Chip Reese – 3,102 votes
- Jason Koon – 3,101 votes
- Johnny Chan – 3,056 votes
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