When talking anything poker, it is easy to relate to famous names that master the game such as Antonio Esfandiari, Phil Ivey, John Juanda, and so on. However, here’s a handful of young players on their way to being just as successful. This is to be expected, as the popularity of poker went through the roof with all the online hype – especially in USA. New Jersey is one of the best destinations to play the game – as the licensed NJ online casinos list is growing bigger and bigger in the last year.
Starting quite young, these players are enjoying a great reputation among the poker community. Let’s see who they are, and how much money do they make.
1. Fedor Holz
We’re starting with the most popular and successful player of the young generation of poker, Fedor Holz, or better known as CrownUpGuy. He’s a 25 year old from Saarbrucken, Germany who had his first live win back in 2012 when he was only 19 years old. Fedor ended up in the second place at the €500 No Limit Hold’em GPT II Deepstack Series Main Event which brought him €15,320.
After that, he won the World Championship of Online Poker where he cashed out $1,300,000. 2016 was a good year for him where after winning the Triton Super High Roller and finished as a runner up at the Super High Roller Bowl which ensured him winnings of more than $7,000,000. At the age of only 24, Fedor had $23.3 million in total live earnings. Judging by the global poker index, he now has over $32 million, and is ranked 4th on the all time money list.
2. Adrian Mateos
The Spanish player started enjoying his victories at the age of 19 when he won the 2013 World Series of Poker Europe and managed to cash out €1,000,000. The success continued that year, as he was the winner an event on the Estrellas Poker Tour in Madrid by winning €103,000.
In 2015 when he was barely old enough to play in Las Vegas, Adrian had almost $4 million in live tournament earnings. Today at the age of 24 the amount of money by the global poker index amounts to more than $15,000,000. He is first on the All Time List in Spain and ranks on the 31st place on the All Time Money List Rank.
3. Dzmitry Urbanovich
Even though Dzmitry may not as popular as the other players we mentioned, he’s surely one of the best young poker players around. He only became eligible to play at the World Series of Poker and many other high-end poker events two years ago when he turned 21. His career took off in 2015 after he won a Eureka Poker Tour High Roller Event. Dzmitry ranks first in Poland, and is currently ranked up on the 186th place on the All Time Money List with his best result being the 149th place. He’s currently at 186th, and his live earnings are something north of $5,000,000.
4. Charlie Carrel
The 24 year old is present both virtually and live. Many people know him for depositing $15 and turning it to $500,000 by playing online card games. In 2014, he was on the top charts of many live tournaments. Later on, Charlie managed to earn his first big win and got $170,950 after he won the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Grand Final. Today he is ranked on the 149th place on the All Time Money List with $6,263,256 in total live earnings according to the global poker index.