Four of Poker’s Great Guys

No Joke, millions of people strive to be the next "mega star" in poker, but here is a short list of four of the more famous "great pros" of the game. Although "nice" is connected with their names when you are playing them it is "no more Mr. Nice guy" until they have put you out of the game!

Daniel Negreanu

In Two Thousand and Four, his competition winnings amounted to in the region of four and a half million dollars and he attained 2 highly admired awards in the World Series of Poker Player of the Year and Cardplayer Magazine’s Competition Player of the Year. In Feb Two Thousand and Six he was named Card Player’s Preferred Poker Player. He still has the humility to speak to his fans about how they will be able to improve their own game.

Howard Lederer

Called "The Professor" and sibling of fellow poker professional Annie Duke. His success has allowed him to make an instructional video named "Secrets of No Limit Hold’em" and also hosting a tournament poker show for Fox. As of 2005, his total life winnings exceed 2.7 million dollars.

Scotty Nguyen

Scott is one of the busiest players in poker and between 2000 to 2004 he placed in the money in well over 100 competitions. He’s notorious for saying "yeah baby" during poker matches and also coined the phrase "that’s poker baby" when alluding to a particularly bad defeat. As of 2006, his career earnings are just about six million dollars.

Chris Ferguson

Chris has won five World Series of Poker titles with 2 of his successes happening in Two Thousand and Three. Has the nickname "Jesus" due to his characteristic long hair and beard, along with his ability to toss cards fast enough to cut through bananas and pickles. As of 2005 his total live poker tourney earnings exceeded 5 million dollars.


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