In 1987, professional poker player Jimmy 'Gobboboy' Fricke was born.
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A professional poker player is a person who plays poker for a living. The type of pro most people are familiar with is the high rolling pro who plays in large buy in tournaments such as World Poker Tour or … Continue reading
Gus Hansen is one of the big names in poker today. Known as ” The Great Dane” on the poker circuit, he originates from Copenhagen in Denmark. However, he has made an impact in poker tournaments all over the world … Continue reading
Doyle Brunson is an American professional poker player who has played professionally for over 50 years. He is the first two-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) main event champion to win consecutively and a Poker Hall of Fame inductee. He … Continue reading
Howard Lederer is known as “the Poker Professor” because of his focused, calm demeanor at the poker table and long history of wins. He won the World Poker Finals at Foxwoods in 2002 and the Party Poker Million. He took … Continue reading
Phil Ivey has earned the nickname of “the Tiger Woods of Poker” (which he reportedly dislikes) for his skill, concentration and great success in the game. He was known as a high-stakes player before moving on to the live tournament … Continue reading
John Juanda started playing tournaments in 1996 and won the World Poker Open Championship in 2001. The following year, he won his first WSOP bracelet and then won two more WSOP events in 2003. As of now he has three … Continue reading
Jennifer Harman won her first World Series of Poker bracelet in 2000 at the No Limit Deuce to Seven Lowball Event. Surprisingly, she had never played that game prior to the event. She won her second WSOP bracelet in 2002 … Continue reading
Phil Gordon first played at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event in 2001. He finished 4th, winning $400,000. In 2002, he made two more WSOP final tables, finishing 6th in the $2,000 Pot Limit hold ‘em event and … Continue reading
Thomas Austin Preston, Jr., known as Amarillo Slim, is thought of by some to be the greatest gambler of all time. Before becoming a well-known tournament player, Slim toured the United States gambling along with Doyle Brunson and Sailor Roberts.
Erik played in his first World Series of Poker Championship Event in 1988 and he finished second. The famous winning hand was featured in the movie “Rounders”. At the Championship Event in 1999 he finished fourth. Erik won his first … Continue reading
Andy “the rock” Bloch has earned over $4 million in poker winnings and is an expert in game theory. Bloch’s first win was at the World Poker Finals tournaments at Foxwoods. In 1997 he was the first player at the … Continue reading
Allen “Clever Piggy” Cunningham experienced his first big win at the 2000 WSOP; Allen won in five events and made it to the final table in the $5K Limit Omaha Hi/Lo tournament. He finished in 2nd place. At the 2001 … Continue reading
Daniel broke out onto the poker scene in 1998, when he made his first appearance in World Series of Poker. He won a bracelet in Texas Hold’em Pot Limit and became the youngest champion in the history of WSOP, at … Continue reading
Mike Sexton is a commentator on the World Poker Tour and is recognized as one of the sport’s greatest ambassadors.
Chris Moneymaker has been called one of the men responsible for the poker boom. Chris won the 2003 World Series of Poker Main Event, taking home $2.5 million.
Tom is best known for his online play but has also established himself as one of the world’s best live high-stakes ring game players. He has amassed more than $1 million in prize money and his tournament successes include three … Continue reading
Joe is a young player who has had great online poker success at PokerStars.
Mike Matusow has not only made a name for himself with his poker success but also playing antics. He has been nicknamed “The Mouth” for his brash talk and questionable antics at the table.
Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier is a Team PokerStars Pro who, before getting into poker, was one of the top Starcraft players in the world.
Erick “E-Dog” Lindgren broke out onto the poker seen in 2002 when he won first major tournament ($3,000 No Limit) at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. In 2003 he won his first WPT win at the UltimateBet.com Poker Classic II. … Continue reading
Annette Obrestad is a Norwegian female poker player, who was recently signed up by Full Tilt Poker as one of their team of professional poker players, and to represent their brand when it comes to playing in live events like … Continue reading
Brandi Hawbaker, who began her career as an artist, became famous for being a professional poker player and is one of the most famous female poker players of all time, unfortunately for a lot of the wrong reasons.
Chris “Jesus” Ferguson can be one of the most intimidating poker players at the table. He may not look intimidating with his long hair and traditional cowboy hat, however when it comes to number crunching there is nobody better. While … Continue reading
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