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
#13 -Tony 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