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Greatest mind athletes (all time)

A ranking of all professional mind athletes. A mind athlete is a person who competes in a sport that involves mainly mind skills. For athletes (physical), see other ranking.

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Bobby Fischer
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Bobby Fischer

Robert James "Bobby" Fischer (March 9, 1943 – January 17, 2008) was an American chess prodigy, grandmaster, and the eleventh World Chess Champion. In 1970, Fischer "dominated his contemporaries" by winning the 1970 Interzonal Tour...
9.8
9.8
as chess player
from 6 votes
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Garry Kasparov
2

Garry Kasparov

Garry Kimovich Kasparov (born 13 April 1963) is a Russian chess Grandmaster, former undisputed World Chess Champion, writer, and political activist. From 1986 until his retirement in 2005 (228 months), Kasparov was having the high...
9.8
9.8
as chess player
from 11 votes
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Magnus Carlsen
3

Magnus Carlsen

Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen (born 30 November 1990) is a Norwegian chess grandmaster, No. 1 ranked player in the world and reigning World Chess Champion in classical, rapid and blitz. His peak rating is 2882, the highest in history. A...
9.6
9.6
as chess player
from 8 votes
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Peter Svidler
4

Peter Svidler

Pyotr Veniaminovich Svidler (Russian: Пётр Вениами́нович Сви́длер; born June 17, 1976, in Leningrad) is a Russian chess Grandmaster, author, and commentator...
9.1
9.1
as chess player
from 9 votes
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Hikaru Nakamura
5

Hikaru Nakamura

Hikaru Nakamura (born December 9, 1987) is a United States chess grandmaster. He is a four-time United States Chess Champion, who won the 2011 edition of Tata Steel Group A and represented the United States at five Chess Olympiads...
8.5
8.5
as chess player
from 2 votes
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Nigel Short
6

Nigel Short

Nigel David Short (born 1 June 1965) is an English chess grandmaster, chess columnist, chess coach and chess commentator. Short earned the Grandmaster title at the age of 19, and was ranked third in the world by FIDE from January...
7
7
as chess player
from 1 vote
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Michael Mizrachi
6

Michael Mizrachi

Michael David Mizrachi (born January 5, 1981) is an American professional poker player.
7
7
as poker player
from 1 vote
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Minh Ly
6

Minh Ly

Minh Hoang Ly (born March 24, 1967 in Vietnam) is a Vietnamese-American professional poker player based in Temple City, California.
7
7
as poker player
from 1 vote
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Jennifer Tilly
9

Jennifer Tilly

Jennifer Tilly (born Jennifer Ellen Chan; September 16, 1958) is a Canadian-American actress and poker player. She is a World Series of Poker Ladies' Event bracelet winner. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supportin...
6.5
6.5
as poker player
from 2 votes
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David Williams
10

David Williams

David Anthony Williams (born June 9, 1980) is a professional poker player and Magic: The Gathering player.
1
1
as poker player
from 1 vote
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Brian Townsend
10

Brian Townsend

Brian Townsend is an American professional poker player.
1
1
as poker player
from 1 vote
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Jason Mercier
candidate

Jason Mercier

Jason Mercier (born November 12, 1986) is an American professional poker player from Hollywood, Florida.
0
0
as poker player
from 0 votes
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Phil Hellmuth
candidate

Phil Hellmuth

Phillip Jerome Hellmuth, Jr. (born July 16, 1964) is an American professional poker player who has captured a record fourteen World Series of Poker bracelets. He is the winner of the Main Event of the 1989 World Series of Poker (W...
0
0
as poker player
from 0 votes
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Jennifer Harman
candidate

Jennifer Harman

Jennifer C. Harman-Traniello (born November 29, 1964, in Reno, Nevada) is an American professional poker player. She has won two World Series of Poker bracelets in open events, one of only two women to have done so...
0
0
as poker player
from 0 votes
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Gus Hansen
candidate

Gus Hansen

Gustav "Gus" Hansen (born Gustav Jacobsen on 13 February 1974 outside Copenhagen, Denmark) is a professional Danish poker player who lives in Monaco.
0
0
as poker player
from 0 votes
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Joe Hachem
candidate

Joe Hachem

Joseph Hachem (Arabic: جوزف هاشم‎; /ˈhæʃəm/; born 11 March 1966) is a Lebanese Australian professional poker player known for winning the main event of the 2005 World Series of Poker. He was the first Australian to win the main ev...
0
0
as poker player
from 0 votes
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David Grey
candidate

David Grey

David F. Grey is an American professional poker player from Henderson, Nevada.
0
0
as poker player
from 0 votes
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Bertrand Grospellier
candidate

Bertrand Grospellier

Bertrand Grospellier (born February 8, 1981 in Melun), also known as ElkY /ˈɛlki/, is a poker player and former StarCraft: Brood War and Warcraft III esports player.
0
0
as poker player
from 0 votes
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Barry Greenstein
candidate

Barry Greenstein

Barry Greenstein (born December 30, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American professional poker player. He has won a number of major events, including three at the World Series of Poker and two on the World Poker Tour. Greenstein...
0
0
as poker player
from 0 votes
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Andreas Høivold
candidate

Andreas Høivold

Andreas Høivold (born 1972 in Sunderland, England), is a Norwegian professional poker player.
0
0
as poker player
from 0 votes
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Phil Ivey
candidate

Phil Ivey

Phillip Dennis Ivey Jr. (born February 1, 1976) commonly known as Phil Ivey, is an American professional poker player who has won ten World Series of Poker bracelets, one World Poker Tour title and appeared at nine World Poker Tou...
0
0
as poker player
from 0 votes
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John Juanda
candidate

John Juanda

Johnson "John" Juanda (born July 8, 1971) is an Indonesian-born American professional poker player based in Marina del Rey, California. He has won five World Series of Poker bracelets.
0
0
as poker player
from 0 votes
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Gabe Kaplan
candidate

Gabe Kaplan

Gabriel W. "Gabe" Kaplan (born March 31, 1945) is an American comedian, actor, poker commentator, and professional poker player.
0
0
as poker player
from 0 votes
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Phil Laak
candidate

Phil Laak

Philip "Phil" C. Laak (born September 8, 1972) is an Irish-American professional poker player and a poker commentator
0
0
as poker player
from 0 votes
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Guy Laliberté
candidate

Guy Laliberté

Guy Laliberté, (born September 2, 1959) is a Canadian entrepreneur, philanthropist, poker player, space tourist, co-founder and the current CEO of Cirque du Soleil.
0
0
as poker player
from 0 votes
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Howard Lederer
candidate

Howard Lederer

Howard Henry Lederer (born October 30, 1963) is an American professional poker player.
0
0
as poker player
from 0 votes
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Erick Lindgren
candidate

Erick Lindgren

Erick A. Lindgren (born August 11, 1976 in Burney, California) is an American professional poker player.
0
0
as poker player
from 0 votes
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Mike Matusow
candidate

Mike Matusow

Michael Matusow (born April 30, 1968 in Los Angeles, California) is an American professional poker player, residing in Henderson, Nevada.
0
0
as poker player
from 0 votes
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Alan Meltzer
candidate

Alan Meltzer

Alan Meltzer (1944 – October 31, 2011) was an American businessman and poker player who founded Wind-up Records along with his ex-wife Diana Meltzer.
0
0
as poker player
from 0 votes
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Jamie Gold
candidate

Jamie Gold

Jamie M. Gold (born August 25, 1969) is an American television producer, a talent agent, and poker player, based in Malibu, California.
0
0
as poker player
from 0 votes
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Phil Galfond
candidate

Phil Galfond

Phil Galfond (born January 16, 1985) is an American professional poker player. Galfond won a World Series of Poker bracelet in the $5,000 buy-in pot-limit Omaha with rebuys event at the 2008 World Series of Poker. Due to his succe...
0
0
as poker player
from 0 votes
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Daniel Negreanu
candidate

Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu (/nɨˈɡrɑːnoʊ/; born July 26, 1974) is a Romanian and Canadian professional poker player who has won six World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets and two World Poker Tour (WPT) championship titles...
0
0
as poker player
from 0 votes
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Bill Chen
candidate

Bill Chen

William "Bill" Chen (born 1970 in Williamsburg, Virginia) is an American quantitative analyst, poker player, and software designer.
0
0
as poker player
from 0 votes
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Johnny Chan
candidate

Johnny Chan

Johnny Chan (born in Hangzhou, China in 1957) is a Chinese-born American professional poker player. He has won 10 World Series of Poker bracelets, including the 1987 and 1988 World Series of Poker main events consecutively...
0
0
as poker player
from 0 votes
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Jonathan Duhamel
candidate

Jonathan Duhamel

Jonathan Duhamel (born August 24, 1987) is a Canadian poker professional from Boucherville, Quebec, best known as the winner of the Main Event at the 2010 World Series of Poker (WSOP).
0
0
as poker player
from 0 votes
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Jerry Buss
candidate

Jerry Buss

Gerald Hatten "Jerry" Buss (January 27, 1933 – February 18, 2013) was an American businessman, investor, chemist, and philanthropist. He was the majority owner of the Los Angeles Lakers professional basketball team in the National...
0
0
as poker player
from 0 votes
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Todd Brunson
candidate

Todd Brunson

Todd Alan Brunson (born August 7, 1969) is an American professional poker player and the son of poker player Doyle Brunson.
0
0
as poker player
from 0 votes
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Doyle Brunson
candidate

Doyle Brunson

Doyle F. Brunson (born August 10, 1933) is an American poker player who has played professionally for over 50 years. He is a two-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event champion, a Poker Hall of Fame inductee, and the author...
0
0
as poker player
from 0 votes
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Brad Booth
candidate

Brad Booth

Bradley (Brad) Booth (born September 20, 1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) is a Canadian professional poker player known for his appearances on the GSN series High Stakes Poker
0
0
as poker player
from 0 votes
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Dan Bilzerian
candidate

Dan Bilzerian

Dan Brandon Bilzerian (born December 7, 1980) is an American professional poker player, actor and internet social media personality.
0
0
as poker player
from 0 votes
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John D'Agostino
candidate

John D'Agostino

John D'Agostino (born November 3, 1982) is an American professional poker player.
0
0
as poker player
from 0 votes
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Freddy Deeb
candidate

Freddy Deeb

Kassem Ibrahim "Freddy" Deeb (born November 27, 1955 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a professional poker player who emigrated from Lebanon to the United States at the age of 19.
0
0
as poker player
from 0 votes
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Ted Forrest
candidate

Ted Forrest

Ted Forrest (born September 24, 1964 in Syracuse, New York) is an American professional poker player.
0
0
as poker player
from 0 votes
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Amnon Filippi
candidate

Amnon Filippi

Amnon Eric Filippi (born June 29, 1969 in New York City) is a professional poker player based in New York City.
0
0
as poker player
from 0 votes
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Chris Ferguson
candidate

Chris Ferguson

Christopher Philip "Chris" Ferguson (born April 11, 1963) is an American poker player.
0
0
as poker player
from 0 votes
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Sam Farha
candidate

Sam Farha

Ihsan "Sam" Farha (born 1959 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a professional poker player. He is best known for finishing as runner up in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) main event in 2003 and has won three bracelets at the WSOP...
0
0
as poker player
from 0 votes
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Antonio Esfandiari
candidate

Antonio Esfandiari

Antonio "The Magician" Esfandiari, born Amir Esfandiary (Persian: امیر اسفندیاری‎‎; December 8, 1978), is a professional poker player and former professional magician...
0
0
as poker player
from 0 votes
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Eli Elezra
candidate

Eli Elezra

Eliahu Ilan Elezra (Hebrew: אלי אלעזרא‎; born November 24, 1960 in Jerusalem) is an Israeli professional poker player and businessman, now living in Las Vegas, Nevada...
0
0
as poker player
from 0 votes
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Peter Eastgate
candidate

Peter Eastgate

Peter Eastgate (born 13 December 1985) is a poker player from Denmark, best known as the winner of the Main Event at the 2008 World Series of Poker. At the time, he became the youngest player ever to win the event. He was subseque...
0
0
as poker player
from 0 votes
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Tom Dwan
candidate

Tom Dwan

Thomas Dwan Jr. (born July 30, 1986) is an American professional poker player who played online in the highest-stakes No-Limit Texas hold 'em and Pot-Limit Omaha games, primarily on Full Tilt Poker under the screen name "durrrr"...
0
0
as poker player
from 0 votes
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