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Leaderboard: World Poker Tour Earnings

by Erik Fast |  Published: Jan 24, 2024


Rank Player WPT Earnings Cashes Final Tables Titles
1 Carlos Mortensen $6,738,670 21 6 3
2 Daniel Negreanu $5,973,450 25 7 2
3 Daniel Sepiol $5,360,154 3 1 1
4 Michael Mizrachi $5,135,478 18 7 2
5 Darren Elias $4,638,494 46 13 4
6 Tuan Le $4,508,943 8 2 2
7 Andrew Lichtenberger $4,318,181 12 4 0
8 Eliot Hudon $4,169,300 3 1 1
9 Georgios Sotiropoulos $4,167,246 1 1 0
10 Gus Hansen $4,076,802 9 7 3

The magnitude of the 2023 WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas is hard to overstate. The record turnout of 3,835 entries made this event so large that the runner-up finisher (Georgios Sotiropoulos) joined the top 10 on the World Poker Tour’s all-time money list* despite not having any prior WPT cashes to his name. The three-time WSOP bracelet winner from Greece took home more than $4.1 million for his podium finish this year, and in doing so vaulted ahead of three-time champion Gus Hansen.

By taking down this massive tournament, Daniel Sepiol surged past the likes of all-time WPT title leader Darren Elias ($4,638,494) and two-time champion Michael Mizrachi ($5,135,478) to lay claim to the third-place spot on the leaderboard. This was just the third WPT main tour cash so far for Sepiol. He also finished 52nd in this same event last year for $71,400. He was actually among the biggest stacks in the field when his king-high flush ran into the fours full of nines held by eventual runner-up Benny Glaser.

Third-place finisher Andrew Lichtenberger was at his fourth career WPT main tour final table. Prior to this deep run, his best finish had been a third-place showing in the 2018 WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic for $802,973. And while it doesn’t count towards this leaderboard, Lichtenberger did also take down a WPT Alpha8 $100,000 high roller back in 2014 for $2,104,245. That had been Lichtenberger’s top career payday until finishing third in this event for nearly $2.8 million.

Carlos Mortensen remains the tour’s all-time money leader. He has captured three titles, including taking down the 2007 WPT Championship for $3,970,415, back when the buy-in was $25,000. Two-time champion and seven-time final tablist Daniel Negreanu sits in second with nearly $6 million in total WPT cashes. ♠