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2016 Biggest Money Winners in Poker

Written By: Samantha A. | December 27, 2016 | Posted In Poker News

In the game of poker the object of it is very simple: WIN MONEY!  Are you wondering who did the best in the year of 2016?  With only just a very few days left within the year before we head into the year of 2017, here is a glimpse of the very top MONEY winners in the tournament poker games for this year.

First on our list is Fedor Holz at the age of 23 from Germany, nobody in tournament poker made more with a total winning of an amazing total of $16,288,714.00 in his live tournament poker playing this year.  Along the way he knocked down four seven figured scores, three of which were for a total of three million dollars or more.  His biggest winning of the year came when he won a one hundred and eleven thousand dollar buy in as well as winning his very first WSOP bracelet as well as 4.9 million dollars.

The second biggest winner of the year 2016 is poker tournament player Qui Nguyen.  Althogh Qui only had one huge winning during the year he still came in second place with a total winning of $8,005,310.00.

Coming in at third place is David Peters, with a total winning of $7,077,023.00 within 2016.  With this total winning he also earned himself four winning titles along his playing career this year.  His biggest earning was 2.3 million when he finished in second place within a 200 thousand dollar buy in event.

Forth place goes to Rainer Kempe, with a total winning of $6,314,130.00.  A total of 5 million of this total was won during one event, the 300 thousand dollar event Super High Roller Bowl.

Coming in at fifth place is Gordon Yayo, with total earnings of $5,248,348.00.   Yayo came in second place among a total of 6,737 players for a winning of 4.6 million dollars of his total winning for the year.

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