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Welcome to our page about some of the famous poker players. You want to know more about the players you see on TV every week? Look no futher, we will present some of the most famous poker players of all times right here.


Allen Cunningham

Allen Cunningham is one of several professional poker players who
use a background in higher education as part of a foundation for their
style of play. In Cunningham's case, a few years of an engineering
degree at UCLA (he dropped out to play poker full time after realizing...
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Annie Duke

Annie Duke is truly a stand out in the top money list of world class poker
professionals. Before taking up poker seriously as a profession at the
urging of her brother Howard Lederer, Duke was heavily involved in the
academic world.
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Barry Greenstein

Barry Greenstein learned to play poker early, taught the basics of the
game by his father who had competed at a high level in the army.
During the early years of his adulthood, though, Barry did not have
aspirations to becoming a professional poker player. He finished...
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Dan Harrington

Red Sox fan, former backgammon and chess champ, bankruptcy
lawyer and mathematical genius Dan Harrington is placed at
number 12 on the all time money list for professional poker players.
This suits Dan fine, because he doesn't care much for the glory...
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Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu has frequently been at or near the very top of
professional poker player money lists for the past ten years.
Negreanu dropped out of high school to play poker in his home town
of Toronto, leaving Canada at the age of 21 to try his luck in Vegas.
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David Sklansky

David Sklansky is a brilliant mathematician who has parlayed the
skill into a reputation as one of the world's foremost authorities on
gambling. While his official tournament winnings are not as large as
contemporaries, Sklansky has been known to beat the field at...
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Doyle Brunson

There really is no bigger poker legend than Doyle Brunson. Brunson
has been playing poker professionally for an incredible 50 years,
and is currently the oldest pro player on the WSOP circuit. His status
means that he and his accumulated wisdom are in great demand...
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Erick Lindgren

He grew up as an all star athlete, but after graduating high school
and going on to college, Erick Lindgren soon found that poker was
his true calling. Lindgren started playing poker at an Indian casino
in California, where he also worked as a blackjack dealer.
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Evelyn Ng

Evelyn Ng started out in the world of gambling playing pool for money
in her hometown of Toronto at the age of 14. When she was 17, she
diversified her pursuits to include blackjack and poker dealing at
casinos in the city.
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Gus Hansen

Gus Hansen is well regarded both in and out of the poker world, having
been declared by People magazine as the world's sexiest poker player
and signed to a model contract by Frank Q. Poker wasn't always
Hansen's mainstay, though; he started playing professionally in 1997.
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Jamie Gold

Jamie Gold won the 2006 World Series of Poker Main Event not only
as a relative newcomer as far as the pros go, but also amid some
controversy. Born in Missouri and relocating at a young age to
New Jersey, Gold took up poker at a very young age.
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Jennifer Harman

Forget the best woman player in the world, Jennifer Harman has proved
over and over that she is in fact one of the very best players in the game
today, period. This is backed up by her winnings year after year as well
as her tournament placements.
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Jennifer Tilly

There are a lot of notable celebrities that also enjoy a solid reputation
as poker players, but when it comes to the trend setter and the most
successful, Jennifer Tilly is the person to turn to. Tilly aspired to be
an actress for much of her life, and she took action on this plan by...
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Jerry Yang

Jerry Yang just might be poker's biggest success story, in an era where
there are hundreds of success stories to choose from. Born in Laos in
1967, Jerry and his family were forced to flee to refugee camps when the
communists began taking over.
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Joe Hachem

Joe Hachem was born in Lebanon, but his family relocated to Australia
when he was six years old. Originally trained as a chiropractor, Hachem
had to give up his practice in 2002 due to a rare blood disorder which
affected his work. He decided to move to playing poker on...
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Juan Carlos Mortensen

Juan Carlos Mortensen was born in Ecuador in 1972, but his family
moved to Spain when he was very young. Mortensen began playing
poker in casinos in Madrid at the age of 17, and in the late 1990s
made the move to the United States.
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Liz Lieu

When Liz Lieu was one year old, her parents moved from Vietnam
to the state of Colorado. When she was 13 she began playing
Chinese poker and turned it into a home game that lasted until she
turned 18. Her father experiences a heart attack, and Liz Lieu decided...
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Patrik Antonius

Prior to becoming a professional poker player in 2002, Patrick Antonius
was a tennis player as well as a model. He left these careers
behind after discovering his poker proficiency as he played online;
he is regarded as one of the very best online poker players in the world.
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Phil Hellmuth

If there was ever a professional poker player who you could count
on to provide entertainment at any poker event, Hellmuth is that
player. Known for his penchant for lipping off during intense moments,
Hellmuth is easily the player who gets under the skins of his peers.
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Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey is perhaps one of the quietest poker players on the professional
circuit, although he can be found in more games than most others.
Ivey began his career as a poker player in the late '90s after honing his skills
at his telemarketing job in New Jersey and then leaving for the big time.
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Scotty Nguyen

Scotty Nguyen is one of the most recognizable faces in poker and has
been for a long time, due in large part to his seemingly ubiquitous
presence at every game that is televised as well as some appearances
on late night talk shows.
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Stu Ungar

Stu Ungar has been called the greatest Texas hold 'em player of
all time, largely due to his incredible three World Series of Poker
Main Event wins including two back to back. Only Johnny Moss
has ever equaled this feat, and poker fans are quick to point out...
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T.J Cloutier

T.J Cloutier has a background that sets him apart from many other
professional poker players. Born in California, Cloutier spent some time
in university on a football scholarship before dropping out due to financial
difficulties. After leaving, Cloutier joined the army, where he learned to play...
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