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Poker News | People in Poker

Jennifer Harman – Through the Good and Difficult Times

People often say that when you start out young at something then the possibilities are endless. Well if that’s the case then the possibilities were certainly endless with poker for a young Jennifer Harman. Born in 1964, Jennifer started learning...

The Round Table – Peter Neff – Number 1 Player

Peter Neff has only been playing poker full time for a couple years and he has made more than a name for himself. He’s cashed for almost $1.5 million dollars online and live and recently took 36th at the 2008 WSOP Main Event. You can find him...

The Round Table – Dario Minieri – Smashing Goals in Record Time

Currently living in Rome, Italy, 23 year old Dario Minieri is accomplishing every one of his goals in no time. He set out to win a Porsche on PokerStars and did just in under a year. Then, he wanted a WSOP bracelet and made that a reality at the...

Where Are They Now – Russ Hamilton

Where are They Now is a series of an in depth look at all poker players - not just the pros - as they travel through one long game. Some of the players profiled are deceased but not forgotten. A lot of the poker players in our “Where Are They Now?”...

Erick Lindgren – A Baller at and Away from the Table

There is a lot of prop betting that goes on in the poker world these days. Some of the more famous prop bets include the day David Grey wagered that Howard Lederer wouldn’t break his vegan status to eat a cheeseburger, the time that Ted Forrest...

Where Are They Now - Jim Bechtel

Where are They Now is a series of an in depth look at all poker players - not just the pros - as they travel through one long game. Some of the players profiled are deceased but not forgotten. Jim Bechtell is two very distinct things. 1. He is a...

The Round Table - Phil Galfond Addresses the Online Pro VS Live Pro Debate

Much hype in the poker world comes from the debate of who is the better player, online pros or live pros. Phil Galfond, known online as OMGClayAiken discusses his take on the matter. KL: You wrote on a blog about a year ago about doing a show about...

The Round Table – Barry G Collects some more Green

Barry Greenstein is one of the most frequent faces appearing at the big cash games in Las Vegas and in Los Angeles. During the 2008 WSOP, though, Barry decided to take a little break and focus on his tournament play. This decision paid off as he...

Where Are They Now – Hamid Dastmalchi

Hamid Dastmalchi may indeed be the most conspicuous past World Series of Poker Main Event winner that we’ve explored during our “Where Are They Now Series.” Dastmalchi came on the scene in the mid-80’s as a major force, but almost just as...

The Round Table - Matt ‘ch0ppy’ Kay

Playing poker seriously for 2 years, 20 year old Canadian Matt Kay is a rising superstar of the game. He has won over $1.3 million playing online tournaments and is currently traveling the world playing events outside of the US until he turns 21...

The Round Table - Daniel Negreanu gets Hands-On

When Daniel isn’t winning bracelets he is constantly working with the WSOP to make the event better and better. Now he is also working with poker players on his new training site Poker VT. KL: First, congrats on winning a bracelet this year; does...

Where Are They Now - Brad Daugherty

Where are They Now is a series of an in depth look at all poker players - not just the pros - as they travel through one long game. Some of the players profiled are deceased but not forgotten. Brad Daugherty’s odyssey from three dollar winner to...

The Round Table – Beth Shak the Charitable Poker Playing Mother

Full Tilt sponsored pro Beth Shak is a busy woman. She is a mother, a wife to successful poker player Dan Shak, a budding philanthropist, as well as a successful poker player. Beth has five WSOP cashes, one of which is a second place finish in the...

Where Are They Now - Mansour Matloubi

Where are They Now is a series of an in depth look at all poker players - not just the pros - as they travel through one long game. Some of the players profiled are deceased but not forgotten. With a new decade came a new era of poker, one that...

Kathy Liebert – Cashing in on Poker AND Stocks

There is often a common model that people are supposed to follow if they are to experience success later in life. It typically goes as follows: Get good grades in school, decide what you want to be when you grow up, enroll in a good college, and...

Annie Duke – From the Ivy League to the Felt

The beginning of Annie Duke and the game of poker is not unlike a lot of other pros who eventually make it big. In fact, her earlier days set up the typical cliché for someone who would go on to do great things in the game. She was introduced to...

The Round Table – Chad ‘m8kingmoves’ Batista is Series-ly Trying

Chad is ranked the #1 online tournament player on pocketfives.com with multiple wins in major events on PokerStars, PartyPoker, and Full Tilt. He has cashed for almost $3,000,000 online and is trying to bring that same winning game to the live...

Archie KarasArchie Karas, The Greatest Gambler

How Can a Man Who Lost $17 Million Still Be Happy and Hopeful in Las Vegas? Archie Karas visited Gambler's Book a week ago. Since I have a good memory for faces, it took me a short minute to make sure it was him. It was, and I...

Ted Forrest – King of the Props

Some poker players are strictly against all other forms of gambling. Ted Forrest is not one of those poker players. If you were to look in the dictionary next to the words “propositional bet,” there would be a picture of Forrest himself, and if...

Where Are They Now - Phil Hellmuth

Where are They Now is a series of an in depth look at all poker players - not just the pros - as they travel through one long game. Some of the players profiled are deceased but not forgotten. Of all the stories we’ve done in the “Where Are They...

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