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Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth If you ask a poker player to name one poker player, he will probably name Phil Hellmuth. Phil Hellmuth was born 1964, in Madison, Wisconsin. Today he lives in Palo Alto and is married and has two sons. When he is not playing poker he works with his web site He also enjoys writing and has written his own book "Play poker Like The Pros" that has become a classic among poker books.

Phil Hellmuth started playing poker in college, 1985. Since then he as won several titles:

  • 9 WSOP including the 1989 main event victory.
  • He won his first WSOP at the age of 24.
  • He has attended 17 final tables at WSOP.
  • 4 Hall of Fame bracelets.
  • Ten top-10 places at the world poker tour.

Phil enjoys playing Texas Hold'em the most and it is in that game he has won most of his titles. His ambition in poker is to become the greatest poker player of our time.

For Phil it is important to maintain a good balance between poker and his private life. When he is asked which poker player he admires the most he says Ted Forrest. He admires him for his big heart and he wonderful way of playing poker. He admires Johnny Chan for his ability to play poker and that he spends a lot of time with his 6 children. He also admires Annie Duke since she can combine the poker career with her family life.


Doyle Brunson


A lot of people consider Doyle Brunson to be the best poker player ever. Along with Phil Hellmuth and Johnny Chan he has won the most WSOP titles. Born in 1933 he is one of the "Old boys" and despite his age he has won many major poker tournaments. For example he has won the World Poker Tour - Legends of Poker 2004. At that event he won 1,2 million dollar.


Doyle Brunson's nickname is "Texas Dolly" and he is born in Texas, Longworth. Today he lives in Las Vegas. He is married and has three children. He started playing poker during his years in college and is often seen at Bellagio, Las Vegas where he plays poker with other top poker players.

His hobby is swimming and he enjoys listening to country music. Together with Gus Hansen and James Gardner Doyle Brunson was the first to be elected to the World Poker Tour's "Walk of Fame".

Doyle has written the book "Super system" and the book is considered the best poker book. This book is a poker lover's must-have.

Doyle Brunson's merits:

  • 9 WSOP wins of which 2 world championships 1976 and 1977.
  • Elected to the Seniors of Poker Hall of Fame.
  • Elected to the Casino Legends Hall of Fame.
  • Winner of Legends of Poker WPT 2004.
  • Elected to the WPT Poker Walk of Fame


Chris "Jesus" Ferguson

Chris 'Jesus' Ferguson Chris went to UCLA for over 18 years. First as an undergraduate and later as a PhD. He won the 2000 World Series of Poker, totally unknown to the public. The first time he participated in WSOP was in 1995. Before that he took part in several smaller competitions. He had numerous money finishes and final tables but he had never finished higher than 4th place.

One can think that his career started at WSOP in 2000 but he has been playing poker since he was 11 years old. When he was younger he played cards with his friends every weekend and was able to win some money. In 1989 he got interested in IRC poker network.

On IRC players from around the world gathered in different chat rooms to play poker. He was really successful and when he left the IRC he had been in the 1 or 2 position on the board for years. After he won the championship in Vegas he returned to the world of online poker. He selected a group of people to design and represent Full Tilt Poker.

He is still active in Full Tilt Poker and also helps players to improve their game. He hopes that this can help new players to the different poker tournaments around the world.

Some of his many Poker Accomplishments:

  • WSOP 2000 World Champion
  • 5 WSOP bracelets
  • WSOP 2004 Most Cashes in a single year
  • $2,858,007.00 total money won at the WSOP alone as of 2004


Erik Seidel

Erik SeidelErik was born and raised in New York where he started out as a backgammon player. He spent eight years on the backgammon tournament circuit before moving on to the stock market. For years, he traded on Wall Street and played poker on the side. Now he lives in Las Vegas and it's the other way around.

The first time he played in the WSOP Championship Event, he finished second, and made it back to the final table of the Championship Event in 1999 where he finished fourth. He won his first bracelet in 1994 in the $5K Limit Hold 'em event. In 2005, he made four final tables at the WSOP and won his seventh bracelet in the $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em tournament where he had Cyndy Violette beaten in finishing heads up.

He have had great success playing in Las Vegas. Most of his top finishes have been at Bellagio or the WSOP and he is currently the only player on the Top Ten All-Time money lists for those two venues.

When not playing poker, he's listening to music or playing tennis.

He has a record of success:

Seven WSOP bracelets:

  • No-limit Hold'em 2005
  • Omaha 2003
  • Limit Hold´em 1993
  • Limit Hold´em 1994
  • No Limit deuce-to-Seven Lowball
  • No Limit Hold´em 2001

Other notable finishes include:

  • World Series of Poker 1998, 2nd place
  • Pot Limit Holdem 2002 3rd place
  • No limit Holdem 2003 3rd place

Daniel Negreanu

Daniel NegreanuDaniel was born in Toronto Canada in 1974 by Romanian parents. Here are some personal facts about Daniel:

He lives in Las Vegas and has a passion for his town. He is unmarried. He started playing poker at age 15 and enjoys movies and reggae music. He also plays a lot of golf. His main ambition in life is to find the women of his dreams and start a family and to continue to be successful in Poker.

Instead of going to school, he quit when he was 18 and started playing poker full time. He went to Vegas and in the beginning of his career he failed the game. He decided that he needed to study the game in order to be successful. It paid off. In 1999, he reached the finals in Foxwoods and WSOP the following year. Today, he plays in the biggest cash prize tournaments and has won major poker tournaments. He was announced the player of the year in 2004. Daniel has written books about Poker and is considered one of the most prestigious players today. In WSOP 2004 he won money in 6 tournaments and won Event 15 - going away with $169,100.

Some of Daniel's Results:

  • 6 WSOP bracelets
  • 1997: Best All Around Player, World Poker Finals.
  • 1998: WSOP Pot Limit Hold'em at age 23. First WSOP event ever played. .
  • 2002: Legends of Poker 2002 Event # 5 7- Card Stud, 1st
  • 2002: Legends of Poker 2002 Event # Omaha Hi/Lo, 1st
  • 2002: Legends of Poker 2002 Event # Omaha Hi/Lo split, 2nd
  • 2002: Legends of Poker 2002 Event # No Limit Holdem, 1st
  • 2002: Hall of Fame Poker Classic, Limit Holdem, 1st
  • 2002: Four Queens Poker Classic, Limit Holdem, 2nd
  • 2002: World Series of Poker, Limit Hold 'em Shootout, 6th
  • 2003: World Series of Poker, S.H.O.E, 1st
  • 2004: Caribbean Adventure, No-Limit Hold'em, 3rd
  • 2004: Five Diamond World Poker Classic


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