The most prestigious of Isaac’s victories came in the Poker Stars Sunday Million, Full Tilt $750,000 Guarantee, and Poker Stars Poker99. Although Baron has begun to focus his attentions more on cash games and live tournament action, he is still a threat to take down any tournament he enters. A recent European Poker Tour Final Table appearance netted Isaac Baron nearly $1,000,000, and solidifies his place as one of the best online or live tournament poker players.
Alex AJKHoosier1 Kamberis
With over $3,300,000 in career poker winnings, AJKHoosier1 is undeniably on the shortlist of best online poker players. Alex started playing poker in 2006 and after a solid start to his career in 2007, he exploded onto the poker scene in 2008 with just under 2.8 million dollars in tournament winnings.
In 2008, AJKHoosier1 was the CardPlayer Online Player of the Year, and has already accrued 122 cashes and 9 titles in his short career. As with many of the dominant online poker player, Alex has started branching out in live poker tournaments, and will certainly be a tough out in any live or online poker tournament he enters.
Shaun Deeb is the current leader in the CardPlayer Online Player of the Year race, and has been one of the top online poker players for the past few years. Deeb recently took down the $75,000 Guarantee and has 2nd place finishes in the PokerStars Super Tuesday and Full Tilt Poker Sunday Brawl. In his poker career, Shaun Deeb has already accumulated more than 2,000,000 in tournament winnings, 20 poker titles, and an amazing 120 cashes. Deeb is not only extremely talented, but is known as a poker grinder, reportedly playing 30 tournaments a day on average.
Annette Obrestad has already etched her name into poker history with a victory at 2007 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event. The fact that Annette_15 is still not old enough to enter live poker tournaments in the United States, makes her $3,400,000 in career poker tournament winnings even more impressive. Annette Obrestad has also famously won a 180 person sit n go while only peaking at her cards once. Among the other legendary tales of Annette_15, is that she has turned money won from freerolls into millions of dollars without ever making a deposit with an online poker site. Annette_15 has not repeated her earlier tournament dominance in the past two year, but the legend will undoubtedly continue to grow.
Kevin BeL0WaB0Ve Saul
Kevin BeL0WaB0Ve Saul is known as one of the most dominant forces in early online poker tournaments. Kevin Saul parlayed his early online success into a $1,3000,000 payout at the 2007 Bellagio Cup and a WPT title. BeL0WaB0Ve and a small group of tournament players began playing hyper-aggressively and dominating the online poker tournament circuit a couple years ago. The rest of the online tournament fields were forced to change their style of play, and the end-result is that tournament players utilize more 3 and 4bet bluffs and have loosened up their raising and calling ranges significantly. BeL0WaB0Ve helped to move tournament poker to the next level, and usually busts early or contends for the title. Kevin Saul’s dominance at online poker may be disappearing, but figures to be a force on the live tournament poker scene.