After a long season, many players will be sitting in their chairs on the couch watching a live stream.
But that’s not always the best time to play.
Some of the best poker hands in the world can be found in tournaments that don’t even happen, which can make them tough to track down.
That’s why we’ve compiled our own list of the 10 best poker hand from the most recent season.
Read on for a look at how we arrived at the top 10.
Jason Bresson’s first win against Joe Louis, 1979 The first time that a professional player won a tournament in the United States, it was in 1979.
Jason “Joey” Bressor was a 19-year-old junior college student from Pennsylvania, but his winning streak was the most famous in American poker history.
Bresso, a native of New Jersey, had started his career in the sport in 1982 with a pair of wins against the top-ranked Ken Williams and Bobby Riggs in the West Virginia Open.
Bressedo eventually won two tournaments with Williams and Riggs, and won the West Michigan Open that same year.
He then won a number of tournaments over the next two years, including the 1973 West Virginia Classic, before winning the 1983 West Virginia Championship.
Bresseson, who had no previous experience playing poker, defeated Williams and lost in a close match to eventual champion Jim McNeill.
That tournament marked the first time in the history of poker that a top-tier player had to face a tournament’s champion on the first day of a major.
Bessons first victory over Williams came in a $100,000 purse, and it was one of only two times he’d faced an opponent with that many points.
The following year, Bressons first win over Riggs came in the $500,000 West Virginia Tournament, but the two losses were so close that Bressors loss in that tournament was considered to be a blunder.
Bressionon eventually lost to eventual champ Jack Jones, who would go on to become the first player to win three consecutive USGA Tour events.
10: Joe Louis’ first win, 1981 Joe Louis won the first major of his career by defeating Bressoni, who came in as the top seed.
The next year, Louis lost to Bill Russell, who went on to win four more majors, including a $500 million jackpot in 1982.
The tournament was the biggest tournament of the year, and Louis would go undefeated in his first four starts before being defeated by Billie Jean King in the semifinals.
Louis would win a second major that year in 1983, but it was the last of his first three majors.
Louis was a three-time USGA champion, but he lost to Tom Watson, who eventually won a $300 million prize.
Louis and Watson would both win two major tournaments in 1984, the first of which was in Las Vegas, but in 1985 they lost in their final two events.
Louis had a second-place finish in his tournament in 1985 and again in 1986, but was never the same after that.
He would eventually retire from poker.
Bismarck Black’s first two wins against David Finlay, 1978 David Finlanlay was a five-time World No. 1 in 1982, 1983, 1985, and 1987.
He won three majors, four tournaments, and three USGA events in his career, and he won the $20 million tournament to win his first tournament.
Finlay also went on a streak of 10 wins in a row and would eventually win the tournament in his second tournament, the $100 million Jackpot in 1987.
Finlan, a six-time winner, was one point out of the $1.5 billion prize in his last tournament.
Black had a two-point loss to Finlay in the final round of the final, but then went on an 11-2 run to defeat Finlay and finish the tournament.
The second-highest player in USGA history at the time, Black’s win streak came to an end in 1988.
Johnny Johnson’s first tournament win, 1979 Johnny Johnson was one week into his first professional season when he beat Bobby “Bama” Williams, who was ranked No. 3 in the USGA.
Johnson also won his first major and two more USGA titles during the year.
Johnson had already won his third major tournament and the US Open by the time he took on Williams in his next tournament, at the US Bank Open in Las the following weekend.
Johnson would finish with a 9-3 record in the tournament, but would lose in the second round to Bobby Riddle.
Johnson’s next two tournaments were at the U.S. Open and the $5 million tournament in Texas.
He had a great run to the tournament that year, but could not hold off Bobby Riddick and would lose to him in the first round in the eighth round.
Johnson eventually won his final tournament and US Open in 1979