Poker-Times.com has produced bio pages of some of the best poker
players in the world. These players are from both the past
and current. While anybody can play the game of poker, only a small
handful excel to a level which sets them apart from the rest of
the pack. We thought you'd enjoy some of their stories so we decided
to gather up as much info we could find on them and piece together
some bio pages in which you can get better acquainted with both
their feats in the game of poker as well as their lives outside
the poker arena. (For the girls of the game see: Women Poker Players) We're also working
on collecting Poker
Interviews as well. We'll post more as they become available
to us! Enjoy!
Doyle Brunson - Quite possibly the winningest poker player of all time. Doyle, also known as "Texas Dolly" is also a fan favorite. Click here to read more about Doyle Brunson.
Chris Moneymaker - Many think Chris Moneymaker winning the Poker Stars satellite tournament that sent him to the World Series of Poker which he eventually won, is a big reason why online poker took off the way it has. Click here to read more about Chris Moneymaker.
Stu Ungar - Quite possibly THE BEST poker player to ever play the game. Stu mastered many facets of gambling however sadly enough was unable to escape a drug addiction that contributed to his untimely death in 1998. Stu was truly in a league of his own being the only person to win both the WSOP and Super Bowl of Poker three times each. Click here to read more about Stu Ungar.
Ivey - Is the young poker stud the industry's version of Tiger
Daniel Negreanu - Quite possibly pound for pound the best poker player in the world.
Greg Raymer - Winner of the 2004 World Series of Poker, Greg is the guy seen wearing the silly shades but his play is anything but silly.
Annie Duke - Quite possibly the best woman poker player on the planet now or ever. To see how Annie Duke started out in college studying psychology and ended up becoming one of the best women's poker player's in the world, click here.
Phil Hellmuth - Phil has a very sharp mind and was a winner at a very young age surprising everybody but himself snatching up a World Series of Poker victory. Phil is also a good businessman as well as an author of some very sharp books about poker. Click here to read more about Poker Pro Extroardinaire Phil Hellmuth.
Johnny Chan - "The Orient Express" had a solid showing winning the WSOP back to back in 1987-88 and was the reason the movie Rounders was made. Click here to read more about professional poker player Johnny Chan.
Chris "Jesus" Ferguson - $1.5 million dollar winner
of the 2000 World Series of Poker. Chris got his name "Jesus" due
to his resembence of what many believe Jesus Christ looks like.
Chris is a very popular poker player and is considered to be one
of the best in the world. Bluff Magazine recently interviewed Chris,
check it out here: Chris
Bill Hickok - Shot to death back in the mid 1800's, Wild Bill
was holding AAQ88 which is now commonly known as a "Dead Man's Hand."
Men Nguyen - AKA "The Master" Men has taken the poker world by storm and is a serious contender in any poker tournament he enters. Bluff Magazine recently interviewed "The Master" and from his answers you'll see why he's become a fan favorite: Men Nguyen Interview
Johnny Moss - Regarded as one of the best players to ever sit at a poker table, Moss was a 2 time world series of poker winner and is a legend that was enshrined in the poker hall of fame.
Howard Lederer - A player since early childhood, "The Professor" is surely one of the best.
Gus Hansen - The change-over from being a ranked backgammon player to a high ranked professional poker player was an easy one for the Copenhagen, Denmark native.
Sexton - It could be said that Mike Sexton is a jack of all
trades, master of poker. Before his poker success, there was gymnastics,
the army, ballroom dancing and sales.
Boyd - A child genius at age 11, Russ "Dutch" Boyd may be one
to watch for quite some time.
Chip Reese - He was headed to law school at Stanford, stopped in Vegas for some poker action and never left!Joe Hachem - The Aussie Chiropractor came out of nowhere to surpise the world as the 2005 WSOP winner taking home a hefty 7.5 million dollars.
Phil Laak - Nicknamed the "Unabomber" Laak dates actress Jennifer Tilly and is the roommate of Antonio Esfandiari. Oh, and he also can hold his own at the tables as well!
Antonio Esfandiari - A magician in more ways than one with the cards.
Amarillo Slim Preston - One of the oldest and most experienced poker players in the world.