Type “Women’s Poker” into any search engine and endless lists of sexy poker playing women pop up. Now type “Men’s Poker” into those same search engines, and money earners top the list. Woman Poker Player magazine decided to turn the tables a bit and do our own version of the top men of poker for 2011. Our criteria was simple: talented, sexy, and of course a big bank roll, as, let’s face it ladies . . . size does matter!
Here they are in no apparent order. (We couldn’t agree on who was hotter than who!)
Showing the world its easy to look like a million while winning a million, the Finnish model/tennis player turned poker player has amassed almost $3 million in tournament winnings as well as over $10 million in online cash games.
This year his biggest moment came when he won the largest pot in online poker history against “Isildur1”.
Unfortunately, for the rest of us, Patrik is married to the lovely Maya Geller-Antonius and has a sweet young daughter, but this hottie still ranks as one of the top in our book!
This German/Croatian man of mystery has earned over $1 million in tournament winnings since his start in poker.
In 2011, he cashed over ten times with two top ten finishes.
Yes, this hottie is in a relationship, but we all love his partner, the beautiful Hana Soljan. Plus how could you not love a man named Dragan?
We all agree that you really can’t have a “hot men of poker” article without including The Tiger Woods of Poker.
Phil has been in the poker spotlight for many years and has never lost his appeal at the poker table or with the girls!
Phil has no less than eight World Series of Poker bracelets and almost $14 million in winnings to his credit.
Despite his one man boycott of the 2011 WSOP, we think he’ll be among the top ten men of poker, for a very long time to come!
Maybe he's not everyone’s idea of hot, but the "Godfather of Poker” definitely has the goods to make it into the top ten and not only because ten happens to match the number of WSOP bracelets he owns.
At almost 80 years old and over 50 years of poker experience, Doyle added one more accomplishment to his growing collection when he was presented with the first “Lifetime Card” from Epic Poker, giving him lifetime access to Epic Poker Events.
So maybe imagining Doyle being your sugar daddy may not be your ideal, but we can all use a sugar grandpa right?
This sweet and sexy nerd-type might not be well known all over the world yet . . . but keep watching!
In two short years, Andy has already amassed a World Series of Poker bracelet, three championship wins including WPT season 9 Legends of Poker, and almost $2 million in tournament winnings.
He was named “WPT Player of the Year” for 2010/2011 and we sure are looking forward to seeing, well, just more of Andy!
Love him or hate him, we expect this captivating Canuck to remain on the list for a very long time!
The out spoken Negreanu has won four World Series of Poker bracelets and two World Poker Tour Championship titles and is currently ranked second in all-time career earnings with over $14 million in his bankroll . . . how’s that for size!
No list can be complete without the 2011 winner of the WSOP Championship Event.
Pius’ win at this year’s World Series of Poker made him not only the first German to win the WSOP, but also made him the youngest player ever (22) to hit the big one at the series.
And don't you just love a man who plays well with others?
Hailing from East Retford in the UK, this former semi-pro soccer player has hit the circuit full stride in 2011.
The Titan Poker sponsored-pro has 32 tournament cashes under his belt, and was the recipient of the Best Cash Player at the second Annual British Poker Awards.
Sam Trickett is definitely our favorite Brit hottie for 2011!
Ask any woman and she’ll tell you . . . Italian is SEXY!
Our Italian hottie has over $1.5 million in tournament winnings, is a killer at the cash games, and recently took down the IPT San Remo main event.
He also dabbles successfully in the stock market.
Sexy, smart and Italian . . . what more could a girl ask for?
Now we know that the delectable Mr. Brown is more than just spoken for by the gorgeous professional player Vanessa Rousso, but it doesn’t hurt for the rest of us to look at his chips!
Chad has amassed over $3 million in tournament winnings with six championships. During early 2011 Chad had surgery to remove a tumor…we all would like to wish him the very best for a speedy recovery!
Not your choice? Well, who tops your hot list for the men of poker in 2011? Let us know.