Here are the top 10 countries with the highest number of high-rollers and high scorers living in the online poker playing community.
10. Poland – 89,536 points
Pyszalek (75th in the world), Radoslaw Moravec and Spanish legionary Jose Carlos Garcia together pushed Poland into the Top 10 of this ranking.
9. Denmark – 90 610 points
In ninth place in the ranking of tournament grinders is the country that gave birth to Peter Schmeichel, Gus Hansen and the world’s best bacon. Alan Bake (36th in the world), Brian Elgaard, Janick Wrang – these are the names that terrify regular poker players.
8. Russian Federation – 92,065 points
Everywhere you look, there are Russian poker players everywhere, especially in high buy-in tournaments. One of these regulars is Maxim “MAMOHT_T” Mamonov (38th in the world); as well as Roman Matveychuk, Anatoly Filatov, Andrey Pateychuk and Maxim “decay” Lykov.
7.Germany – 95,532 points
Check out the results of high roller tournaments around the world; you will almost certainly find a couple of Germans at every final table. Many German grinders live outside their homeland due to tax laws, but those that remain in the country are among the best in the world.
6. Costa Rica – 96,047 points
Costa Rica is another country that has benefited from the cutoff of American players from the online poker world. Brian “brianm15” England (2nd in the world), Nicholas “rounder63” Carrillo and Steve “Illini213” Barshak are three of the most famous players who now call Costa Rica their home.
5. Brazil – 101,682 points
Brazil not only has samba, sun and an amazing football team, but also great online poker players. The best there is Marco Tozzatto (25th in the world), and Cayo Pessano used to occupy the first line of the world ranking.
4. Mexico – 107,232 points
As in the case of Canada, Mexico’s performance has grown significantly thanks to American players moving there to pursue their online poker careers. Luminaries such as John “PearlJammer” Turner, Randall Flowers, Jason Wheeler and Kevin Anderson (10th in the world) are among the most talented players on the planet.
3. Great Britain – 111,518 points
This emblematic team includes Chris Moorman (4th in the world), Toby Lewis, Christopher Brammer, Charlie Combs and Sebastian Safari. If your team had such stars, it would always rank high on the leaderboard of any poker tournament.
2. Sweden – 117,595 points
In recent years, many have argued that the Swedes are the best poker players on the planet, thanks to their super aggressive style. Players like Lucas Berglund (# 1 in the world), Sheater and Robin Ilitalo rank three in the top 10, so it’s no surprise that Sweden is ranked so high.
1. Canada – 118,018 points
At the very top of this ranking is Canada. Such an impressive result is helped by such players as Brian Paris (8th in the world), TMoney2029, Griffin Benger, Kevin McPhee and Jeffrey Hakeem.