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Annette Obrestad

Annette Obrestad


Annette Obrestad is a FullTilt poker sponsored European professional, hailing from Sandnes in Norway.   Known for her big tournament finishes and the ability to play any two card starting hands, Annette has quickly grown to become one of the most feared and respected online and live tournament players. Beginning her poker career at the tender […]



David Williams

David Williams


David Williams is a professional card player born in Arlington, TX on June 9, 1980. He started his card playing career playing Magic: The Gathering, then moved on to poker. He attended Southern Methodist University, and Texas Academy of Mathematics. Now he calls the city of Las Vegas, NV his home. Back in the late […]



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Scotty Nguyen


Scotty Nguyen was born in Nha Trang, Vietnam on October 28, 1962, and came to America when he was 14. Always a gambler, he was expelled for school for spending too much time in underground poker games. At 21 years of age he attended dealer school and got a job dealing at Harrahs. He was […]



Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey


Phil Ivey was born in Riverside, CA on Feb 1, 1976. His family moved to Abscon, NJ when he was just  three months old. Phil was raised in New Jersey, and had a taste for action at a young age. He has had aspirations to be a pro poker player since he was a small […]



Howard_Lederer

Howard Lederer


Howard Lederer was born in Concord, NH on Oct. 30, 1964. His father is an American author, speaker and teacher. He has two sisters, most reading this will know his poker playing sister Annie Duke, but his other sister Katy is and accomplished poet and author. Yes, Howard is just one of many success stories […]



Phil Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth


Phil Hellmuth Jr. or The Poker Brat, is amongst the most well known poker players in the world. He is a spokesman for UB.com, He is currently not the front man for any online poker site. He has a record 11 World of Series of Poker bracelets. He was, for many years, the youngest WSOP […]



Joe Cada

Joe Cada


Joe Cada, born 18th November 1987) is one of the world’s youngest and arguably best tournament poker players. Learning poker from the age of 16, Joe Cada, nicknamed “the kid”, became the youngest player ever to win the WSOP Main Event in 2009, at the tender age of 21. He surpassed Peter Eastgate’s record in […]



Tom McEvoy

Tom McEvoy


Tom McEvoy spent most of his career working as an accountant, an industry he’d dreamed of working in since graduating with a BS Honors degree in the field. By the time he made it to his thirties, Tom had grown tired of his job and began to look for a better way to make a […]



Peter Eastgate

Peter Eastgate


Peter Eastgate has been playing poker ever since he graduated from high school in Odense, Denmark. For most people, the idea of going straight from high school to playing poker for a living would be a scary one. But most people aren’t at all like Peter Eastgate. In just a few short years, he would […]



Joe Hachem

Joe Hachem


Born in Lebanon, Joe Hachem relocated to Australia in the 1970’s and became a chiropractor. Unfortunately, he developed a medical problem that affected the blood vessels in his hands, making it difficult for him to continue with the high physical demands of his job. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise however, as […]



IsabelleMercier

Isabelle Mercier


Canadian born player Isabelle Mercier ”No Mercy” graduated from the University of Montreal and then began practicing law soon thereafter. Although she had the opportunity to work for a very prestigious investment company, Isabelle came to the realization that an office job was not at all for her, deciding instead that she wanted to travel […]



Greg Raymer

Greg Raymer


Born in North Dakota, Greg Raymer made his living as a patent lawyer before giving it up to play poker full time. In the beginning of his career, he would build his bankroll by buying fossil card protectors and selling them at the poker table. It was that that led to him being called the […]



Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu


Having grown up to an adult in the pool halls of Toronto, poker superstar Daniel Negreanu originally had dreams of being a professional snooker player. In this type of environment, he was never very far away from a poker game and eventually became impressed enough to play poker himself. He moved to Las Vegas, NV […]



Chris Moneymaker

Chris Moneymaker


Though from Atlanta, GA., Chris Moneymaker spent most of his formative years in the great state of Tennessee. He graduated from the state’s university with a master’s degree in accounting and began working in the industry, playing online poker in his spare time. He never imagined he would go on to become one of the […]



BarryGreenstein

Barry Greenstein


After his graduation from the University of Illinois with a degree in computer science, Barry Greenstein played poker in his free time while going for a PhD in the field of mathematics. He could have gone on to have a very lucrative career in the software industry, but came to the realization that there was […]