Tellin' it like it is...
As sjm alluded to in post #57, the best ever for the cash consists of two components, how well you match up and your willingness to be selective about your match ups to always ensure a certain amount of edge against that player at that particular time, and then your heart, grind, consistency in level of play, and ability to handle pressure. If truly talking about "best player ever for the cash" which has to encompass both of these things, then the results show it all, as in who won the highest percentage of the time that they gambled. SVB would have to be right up there for "best player ever for the cash" as reflected by the percentage of gambling matches he wins because he was consistently doing both parts of the equation well.OK
Not who won the most cash or tournaments but who held their speed the best under high money stakes pressure.
But if you are only wanting to look at one half of the equation, which is the heart, grind, consistency, and handling pressure, it is a much more subjective judgment and the best in this regard could have any gambling win/loss record depending on how well they matched up and how selective they were about it. My top pick/s purely on heart, grind, consistency, and pressure probably wouldn't be among the very most well known pros that almost everybody would be familiar with. Among the players that pretty much everybody knows, not sure who my top pick would be without some good thought but Parica would be right up there, in his prime while gambling he didn't tend to get any degree of soft often or long to say the least.