We are more than two and a half months into 2017 and some of the major poker events scheduled to take place over the year have already been ticked as completed. This means that big prize pools have been distributed to the best performers and that some players have certainly boosted their poker bankrolls significantly.
And here are the five players to have secured the biggest cashes since the beginning of the year:
Kenney has cashed in 10 live events since the beginning of the year and has collected close to $2.5 million in those. The player kicked off 2017 with flying colors and two major titles in the inaugural PokerStars Championship Bahamas.
He first topped the field of the $50,000 High Roller for a first-place prize of $969,075. Several days later, the player scooped $392,876 for a first-place finish in the $25,500 Shot Clock event on the schedule of the major festival. Kenney made six in-the-money finishes during the Bahamas championship, most of which involving final table appearance.
In February, the player took 4th place in the 2017 Triton Super High Roller Series HK$1,000,000 Main Event for HK$3,893,000 ($501,525).
The Spanish player has been particularly profitable on the live poker scene over the past two and a half months, collecting a total of $2,001,271 from eight in-the-money finishes. Aido has literally traveled to and fro all four corners of the world since the beginning of the year, participating in Bahamas, Macau, Philippines, US, and Panama live tournaments, among many others.
It was in February when the Spaniard collected his career’s largest live cash. He finished runner-up to Koray Aldemir in the 2017 Triton Super High Roller Series HK$1,000,000 Main Event for a hefty payout of HK$10,378,375 ($1,337,019). Earlier that month, Aido topped the field of the Macau Poker Cup 26 HK$100,000 High Roller for HK$2,074,000 ($267,302).
Colman has accumulated live tournament winnings of $1,923,946 since the beginning of 2017. The player, who is currently among the leaders in the all-time money ranking, has cashed in five live events over the past two and half months.
He took 3rd place in the PokerStars Championship Bahamas $100,000 Super High Roller, good for $759,660. In February, he bested the field of the 2017 Triton Super High Roller Series HK$250,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max for HK$3,641,600 ($469,246). Earlier in March, he emerged victorious in the 53rd Aria High Roller for a payout of $342,240.
Aldemir has become $1,819,270 richer over the past two and a half months. The player has cashed in eight live events so far. As mentioned above, he was the winner of the 2017 Triton Super High Roller Series HK$1,000,000 Main Event, collecting HK$10,032,869 ($1,292,509) for his performance. The player won another event days after – the L.A. Poker Classic $5,250 No-Limit Hold’em for $124,240.
Mere days ago, Aldemir finished runner-up to Stephen Chidwick in the PokerStars Championship Panama $25,500 No-Limit Hold’em, good for $253,340.
Koon has cashed in two live tournaments this year, collecting a total of $1,771,260 in them. In January, the player was crowned victor of the PokerStars Championship Bahamas $100,000 Super High Roller for his career’s largest cash of $1,650,300. In February, Koon finished 3rd in the 51st Aria High roller for a payout of $120,960.