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The Stars Of Poker

Jun 13, 2008
With poker all over the television networks, top poker players have become stars in their own right. Everybody has favorites. Let's name just a few.

One of the most well like stars of today is Daniel "kid poker" Negreanu. He combines his good natured, talkative demeanor, with a razor sharp analytic mind at the tables. His ability to call out exactly the two cards his opponents hold is staggering.

Barry "the robin hood of poker" Greenstein is a great player, but even a greater man. He gets his nickname because he donates ALL of his tournament winnings to charity. He has also written a book, Ace On The River. He can wear two WSOP bracelets.

Made famous for his outrageous verbiage at the tables, Mike "the mouth" Matusow is great for televised poker. His outrageous behavior, and intense passion creates drama for the viewers. He has two WSOP titles in his resume.

Lots of pros, when pressed for an answer to whom is the best poker player, name Phil Ivey. He has won five bracelets already, and seems destined to win many more. His only weakness in tournaments is that he sometimes plays in cash games at the same time, getting very little sleep.

Doyle "dolly" Brunson has been there from the beginning. His book, Super System, is considered a bible for poker. He has won the world championship twice to go with ten total bracelets to his name.

Johnny Chan almost won Three WSOP Main Events in a row. His two Main Event titles and 10 total bracelets is an incredible feat. His role in the film Rounders, just added to the legend he had quickly become.

Another WSOP Main Event winner is Scotty "win" Nguyen. He won the 1998 title. On the final hand he warned his opponent, "you call this, and it's all over baby", of course, the call was made and the rest is history.

The current holder of two WSOP records is Phil "the poker brat" Hellmuth. He has a record eleven bracelets, and the distinction of being the youngest winner of the world championship. Phil is even better known for his verbal outbursts at the tables.

Stu Unger might be the best high stakes tournament player ever. He won the world championship three times. His record, in tournaments with a buy in of $5,000 or higher was a mind boggling 10 in about 30 events entered. This is an unheard of statistic.

This is just a sample of the characters that are becoming well known due to their increase in the popularity of poker. Even the late Stu Unger grows in stature as people learn the history of the game. Now, there seems to be no limit to how much poker can grow.
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Daniel negreanu is one of the best poker players in the world. He is very talkative and has lots of fun at the tables. His hand reading skills are highly regarded. He has three wsop titles to his credit. Poker websites for sale
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