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Famous PlayersDaniel Negreanu is a Canadian professional poker player with four World Series of Poker bracelets and two World Poker Tour Championship titles, and who won the poker Player of the Year award for 2004.
Christopher "Jesus" Ferguson is an American professional poker player. In his career he has won five World Series of Poker bracelets, including the bracelet for the 2000 WSOP Main Event, and was the winner of the 2008 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship.
Phillip Ivey is an American professional poker player who has won seven World Series of Poker bracelets and has a World Poker Tour title, making the final table there a record eight times. Currently listed as second in the world among all-time money winners in tournament poker, Ivey is regarded by numerous poker observers and contemporaries as the best all-around player in the world today.Christopher Bryan Moneymaker is an American poker player who won the main event at the 2003 World Series of Poker. His victory is generally credited for being one of the main catalysts for the poker boom in the years following his win, which has since been dubbed the "Moneymaker Effect".
Thuan B. "Scotty" Nguyễn is a Vietnamese American poker player who is a five time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, most notably as the winner of the 1998 World Series of Poker Main Event and the 2008 WSOP $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. World Championship. This win also made him the first and currently only player to win both the WSOP Main Event and $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. events. He also stated that the only type of World Series of Poker event he has yet to win is 2-7 lowball. Nguyen is one of the most active players in professional poker today, and from 2000 to 2004 he finished in the money in more than 100 events.
Allen Cunningham is an American professional poker player. Previously a Full Tilt sponsored pro, he became a full member of Team Full Tilt in October 2006. Cunningham earned the title 2005 ESPN/Toyota Player of the Year and came close to winning it again in 2006. Cunningham's single largest tournament payout occurred at the 2006 World Series of Poker when he finished in fourth place in the Main Event earning $3,628,513.
Kathleen H. Liebert is an American professional poker player. She is the first woman ever to win a tournament with a first prize of $1,000,000. She is also the the only womoan to have won over $5,000,000.Jamie M. Gold is an American television producer, a talent agent, and poker player, based in Malibu, California. He is known for winning the 2006 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event and currently divides his time between his activities as president of production for the entertainment company, Buzznation and poker competition, primarily major tournaments.
Joseph Hachem is a Lebanese-Australianpoker player known for winning the main event of the 2005 World Series of Poker.
Erik Seidel is an American professional poker player from Las Vegas, Nevada with eight World Series of Poker bracelets and a World Poker Tour title.He won his first WSOP bracelet in 1992 and won his eighth and most recent bracelet in 2007. Seidel has won bracelets in five different games, including Hold'em, Omaha, and Deuce to Seven Draw.Phillip Jerome Hellmuth, Jr. is an American professional poker player. He is best known for holding a record 11 World Series of Poker bracelets, for winning the Main Event of the 1989 World Series of Poker and for his temperamental, "poker brat" personality. He is also a member of the Poker Hall of Fame.
Doyle F. 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 main event champion to win consecutively, a Poker Hall of Fame inductee, and the author of several highly influential books on poker. Brunson is the first player to earn $1 million in poker tournaments and has won ten World Series of Poker bracelets throughout his career, tied with Johnny Chan for second all-time, one behind Phil Hellmuth's eleven. He is also one of only four players to have won the Main Event at the World Series of Poker multiple times, which he did in 1976 and 1977. He is also one of only two players, along with Bill Boyd, to have won bracelets at the WSOP in four consecutive years. In addition, he is the first of five players to win both the WSOP Main Event and a World Poker Tour title. In January 2006, Bluff Magazine voted Brunson the #1 most influential force in the world of poker.
William "Bill" Walter Boyd was a American professional poker player.Boyd was a five-card stud player; he won all four of his World Series of Poker bracelets in five-card stud. Boyd and Doyle Brunson are the only players in the history of the WSOP to have won bracelets in four consecutive years. Boyd died in Las Vegas on November 21, 1997 at the age of 91.
Johnny Chan is a professional poker player born in Guangzhou (Canton), China in 1957, now living in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2005, Chan became the first player to win ten World Series of Poker titles, defeating Phil Laak in a Texas hold 'em event. He is currently tied with Doyle Brunson for second place with 10 World Series of Poker bracelets, behind Phil Hellmuth (11). He was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2002.
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