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Poker Leaderboard: All-Time Money List (Live Tournaments)

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Jul 14, 2021

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Six of the top ten players on poker’s all-time money list made cashes during the 2021 U.S. Poker Open. The most noteworthy change that resulted was that Cary Katz narrowly surpassed Steve O’Dwyer to move into tenth place. Katz made four cashes throughout the USPO, accumulating $270,100 in earnings to increase his career total to just shy of $31.3 million. The 51-year-old businessman and poker player currently sits just $316 dollars ahead of O’Dwyer by our count. The high roller specialist has seven separate cashes for seven-figures, with another 51 six-figure cashes to his name.

While the other five players from the top ten who cashed during this series didn’t end up moving around the board too much, they did collectively add seven figures worth of earnings to their totals during the USPO. Six-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu added $113,900 to his career total across two cashes, helping the Poker Hall of Famer maintain his hold on the third-place spot on this prestigious leaderboard with more than $41.3 million.

Fellow Hall of Fame member and eight-time bracelet winner Erik Seidel made a final table for his 324th recorded tournament score, adding $74,250 to his lifetime sum of nearly $40 million. USPO champion David Peters became just the sixth player in history to surpass $36 million in career earnings with the $832,950 he secured during the series, helping maintain his lead on Stephen Chidwick.

Chidwick did his part, however, racking up $628,700 in earnings during the 12-event USPO, the third-most of any player behind Peters and $50,000 buy-in event winner Sean Winter. At 32, Chidwick is the second-youngest player among the top ten behind only 27-year-old Fedor Holz. Jason Koon’s lone cash of the series was a third-place finish in the finale event, adding $336,000 to increase his career total to more than $32.4 million.