Howard Lederer Tops Bluff Magazine’s Poker Power 20

Pictured above, three of the big swinging dwyte pilgrims who headline Bluff's Power 20.

The annual Bluff Power 20 was released today with Howard Lederer clocking in at #1.

The list was compiled from over 100 ballots sent to industry gaming leaders and media members.

Following Lederer is PokerStars founder Isai Scheinberg (the smoke you see way far off in the distance outside right now is the steam coming out of Isai’s ears).

Rounding out the top 5 are WSOP head Ty Stewart, Senator Harry Reid, and poker agent Brian Balsbaugh.

Chops/The Entities placed #18 this year.

See the full list after the jump. Read about it on Bluff here.

#20 – Eric “sheets” Haber and Cliff “johnnybax” Sheets: Backers

#19 – Jim Ryan: CEO, PartyGaming

#18 – Steve “Chops” Preiss: Entity, Wicked Chops Poker

#17 – Lance Bradley: Editor in Chief, BLUFF Magazine

#16 – Phil Hellmuth: Poker’s Most Valuable Free Agent

#15 – Ray Bitar: Director, Pocket Kings LTD

#14 – Matt Savage: Executive Tour Director, World Poker Tour

#13Tony G: Owner, PokerNews

#12 – Tom Dwan: Player, Team Full Tilt

#11 – John Pappas: Executive Director, Poker Players Alliance

#10 – Doyle Brunson: The Godfather of Poker

#9 – Mori Eskandani: CEO, Poker PROductions

#8 – Mitch Garber: CEO, Caesars Interactive Entertainment

#7 – Daniel Negreanu: Player, Team PokerStars Pro

#6 – Phil Ivey: The World’s Best Poker Player

#5 – Brian Balsbaugh: Founder, Poker Royalty

#4 – Harry Reid: Senator, Nevada (D)

#3 – Ty Stewart: Vice President, Caesars Interactive Entertainment / Executive Director, World Series of Poker

#2 – Isai Scheinberg: Founder, PokerStars

#1 – Howard Lederer: Consultant, Pocket Kings Limited


10 Responses

  1. strikeforce12

    February 25, 2011 4:17 am, Reply

    I think you should qualify this list as being what AMERICAN POKER PLAYERS think are the most important AMERICAN decision makers in poker. What a joke.

  2. kosh

    February 25, 2011 10:15 am, Reply

    Strikeforce12, correction – it’s a list of what US poker players think are the most important US decision makers in poker. And that’s exactly as it should be, since the US is the only country that really matters. The mere fact that you said “American” when you really meant “US” just proves the simple truth of this. Everyone knows that the rest of North America (and South America too) are inconsequential and think only of the US when you say “America”.

    Case closed.

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