Prior to Black Friday, Pennsylvania was a powerhouse in the online poker scene with multiple players sporting over $3 million in lifetime earnings. The all-time money list in the Keystone State stars a few familiar faces who have done well in the live arena. With online poker set to officially come back to the state in 2018, we’re taking a look at the top 10 on Pennsylvania’s online money list.
The #1 and #2 spots on the list are separated by $51,000 with Ryan ‘ryanbluf’ Karp holding a slight lead over Joe ‘hoodini10’ Udine. Karp and Udine have both been inactive since Black Friday and earned a relatively equal amount of their over $3.8 million in earnings on Full Tilt and PokerStars.
Karp reached an all-time high worldwide ranking of #13 in 2010 which is the same year Udine peaked at #9.
At #3 with $3.33 million in earnings is Jesse ‘JMaster130’ Cohen. Since Black Friday, Cohen has transitioned into a live tournament professional with over $1.3 million in earnings in that arena but still plays occasionally on New Jersey’s regulated sites.
Down the list in the fourth position is Brandon ‘AreTheseUtz’ Hall, who has a shade over $2 million in winnings. Hall carries a mix of large scores between Full Tilt and PokerStars with almost $900,000 in cashes on the two sites.
The most consistent post-Black Friday player on the top 10 is Anthony ‘tonydatiger’ Maio, who is active on a daily basis between unregulated sites and New Jersey online operators.
‘Dude904’ needs almost no introduction and Joe McKeehen has gone on to great live tournament success in his post-Black Friday live playing days. Prior to Black Friday, McKeehen racked up $1.17 million online and has over 10 times that amount in live earnings highlighted by his win in the 2015 WSOP Main Event.
Joe ‘jpmetalman’ Patrick is in seventh place all-time in Pennsylvania. Patrick was once featured on ESPN during a WSOP episode noted for his passion for buying big screen TVs. He could afford plenty of them after finishing in eighth in the 2010 SCOOP Main Event for $138,375.
Coming in at #8 is Josh ‘professorpeanut’ Will, the first player from Pittsburgh to be featured on the list. Will has been occasionally active on unregulated sites since Black Friday and is likely to see an increase in volume once online is officially open in PA.
Once the button-clicking begins in Pennsylvania, it will be interesting to see how this list changes.