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Poker Leaderboard: World Poker Tour Earnings

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Aug 10, 2022


Rank Player Earnings Cashes Final Tables Titles
1 Carlos Mortensen $6,738,670 21 6 3
2 Daniel Negreanu $5,797,250 24 7 2
3 Michael Mizrachi $5,135,478 18 7 2
4 Darren Elias $4,636,489 45 13 4
5 Tuan Le $4,508,943 8 2 2
6 Gus Hansen $4,076,802 9 7 3
7 Chino Rheem $4,063,043 9 4 3
8 Jonathan Little $4,005,439 28 5 2
9 Alan Goehring $3,968,724 17 3 2
10 J.C. Tran $3,888,598 21 7 2

*Stats from main tour events only.

The World Poker Tour has announced some major additions to the 2022 schedule in recent weeks, including the $5 million guaranteed WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic main event (Oct. 19 – 23) at Bellagio and the record $15 million guaranteed WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas (Dec. 12-20). These two huge events are among the six announced WPT main events left this year, with each offering another great opportunity for the best tournament players in the game to add to their earnings on the tour in a big way.

Leading the way is Carlos Mortensen, a three-time champion with more than $6.7 million in cashes in WPT events. More than half of his total career tournament earnings of $11.9 million have been secured in WPT events. His largest score ever came when he beat out a field of 639 entries in the 2007 WPT Championship $25,000 buy-in event, earning $3,970,415 for the win. The 2001 World Series of Poker main event winner also earned a million dollars for taking down the WPT Doyle Brunson North American Poker Championship main event in 2004.

Two-time WPT champion Daniel Negreanu sits in second place on this list with just shy of $5.8 million in scores. ‘Kid Poker’ has recorded nine scores of seven figures or more, with two coming in WPT events. He overcame a field of 376 entries in the $15,000 buy-in Five Diamond World Poker Classic main event in 2004 to earn the third-largest payday of his storied career: $1,770,218. The six-time WSOP bracelet winner’s other title came just a few months earlier. He emerged victorious from a field of 302 entries in the $10,000 Borgata Poker Open to earn $1,117,400.

Like Negreanu, Michael Mizrachi is also a six-time final tablist and two-time winner on the WPT, with both of his victories also being for more than a million dollars. The largest share of his $5.1 million in earnings on the tour was earned when he bested a 538-entry field to win the 2005 L.A. Poker Classic for $1,859,909. The five-time bracelet winner’s other top score on the WPT was earned when he came out on top in the 2006 Borgata Winter Poker Open for $1,173,373.

Although these three have more earnings, the king of the tour remains Darren Elias in fourth place, who has more cashes, final tables, and wins than anybody else. ♠