34 Poker Tournament Millionaires in 2005
Want more proof that poker parallels a sport like golf more than some ready-to-flame-out-fad? Follow the tournament money.
According to Card Player, 34 players won more than $1 mil in tournaments during 2005. This is up from 22 in 2k4--and amount of tournament money to be won has climbed every year this century.
The number does not include Internet players such as a Thomas Keller...or roughly half of Scandinavia.
Card Player's list of top 2005 poker money winners includes many a name that made the WSOP ME final table. Others, such as Phil Ivey, climbed the list by making five major event final tables. The top 10: 1) Joe Hachem - $7,614,022, 2) Steve Dannenmann - $4,350,000, 3) Phil Ivey - $3,333,426, 4) Tuan Lee - $2,856,150, 5) John "Tex" Barch - $2,528,085, 6) Michael Mizrachi - $2,472,439, 7) Michael Gracz -$2,292,271, 8) Nick Schulman - $2,241,995, 9) Rehne Pedersen - $2,112,200, 10) Mike Matusow -$2,009,225.