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Poker 2012: The World's Best Online Poker Players

Some poker players play for fun, some for profit. Others play for fun, profit and kudos. As many new poker sites opened in 2012, the world's best online poker players now have more opportunities to win money than ever before. But how can they grade themselves against players who play on other poker sites?

Rankings

If you would like to know where you rank in the 2012 list of the World's best online poker players, where can you go to find out?

Websites

Websites like officialpokerrankings.com and bluff.com offer regularly updated rankings that consider each of the major poker sites including Full Tilt Poker, Poker Stars and Party Poker. Pokertableratings.com is another site that offers a player's leaderboard but it also includes statistics for each player. You can use the site to look up how much a player has won or lost, which could give you the edge over an opponent or allow you to keep track on a friend's progress.

Winnings

Most sites consider the player's winnings when they create their leaderboards. The winnings are judged from regular scheduled multi-table poker tournaments as well as sit and go tournaments on sites like Full Tilt Poker and Poker Stars. Tournaments with restricted access and those with bonus point buy-ins aren’t normally tracked.

The UK’s best players

If you’re a UK based player, who should you compare yourself against? Chris Moorman is an online legend who has amassed over $7,000,000 and Tom Middleton, who is challenging Moorman for the UK’s number 1 position, has earned over $2,700,000 from online poker. Other names to watch out for include Toby Lewis and Paul Foltyn.

Final word

Some sites determine their player list based on a point system rather than money earned in 2012, so the world's best online poker players aren't only those who earn the most money. If you want to improve your game you should play against the best, and with online poker you won’t need to leave the comfort of your living room to do so.

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