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Jamie Gold Produces Main Event Chip Lead

Online poker sites hold a variety of qualifiers for players to enter the World Series of Poker Main Event. Some pay $1k for a SNG entry, others may pay as little as $3, and some even win seats on free rolls. There is another group of players who...

Michael Lynn: ESPN Feature Table

Activision sells a video game for Microsoft's Xbox 360, World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions. To promote their newest release, they brought six owners of the original game to Las Vegas, awarding a seat in the WSOP Main Event as well as an...

Mike SextonMike Sexton (part II)

CC: I recently interviewed Vince Van Patten over the weekend, and I told him that I thought the three main catalysts of this boom in poker are online poker, the World Poker Tour, and Chris Moneymaker. Those three things coming together are...

Mike SextonMike Sexton

When you analyze the keys to the huge growth in poker, there are a few seminal events that have been catalysts to the rapid growth. Rounders brought poker into the view of the mainstream public, and we all suddenly knew about Erik Seidel and...

Harry Demetriou (part II)

The 2006 World Series of Poker is owned and operated by Harrah’s and held at their Rio All Suite Hotel and Casinos. Harrah’s has ridden a significant increase in participation since acquiring the WSOP brand in 2004 through their acquisition of...

Charidimos (Harry) Demetriou

Charidimos (Harry) Demetriou came to poker late in life, but he’s pursued it with the passion and focus that led him to other challenges in life. His penchant for fearless betting was crafted through the tough path of betting on horses and soccer...

Juan Carlos Mortensen

Juan Carlos Mortensen plays poker with passion, combining a great poker mind with a rich heart. Watching him play from ten feet away is like railbirding Pacino filming a big scene or being backstage during a U2 concert. He’s committed and involved...

Michael Craig

Michael Craig was grinding away at the game he loved, mid-stakes poker, when he heard about an incredible, mythic game with millions of dollars on the table. As Craig looked to find evidence of this game, he stumbled upon www.pokerworks.com, Linda...

Joe Sebok

Joe Sebok spent his college days at Berkeley, moved into the .com world after college, and then turned his attention to poker. He had a family member who knew a little bit about it, his father Barry Greenstein. He made a big splash in the 2005...

Terrence Chan

Terrence Chan learned online poker from the inside out, formerly serving as Manager of Customer Support for PokerStars. He worked hard to foster a one-on-one attention to a customer when he or she had problems. His expertise now is still...

Matt Matros

Matt Matros burst onto the poker scene with his 3rd place finish in the 2004 WPT Championship, earning a cool $706k in the process. He was forced to add a chapter to his book The Making of a Poker Player, and it was a re-write that he didn’t mind...

Vince Van Patten

For many, Vince Van Patten was unknown until the World Poker Tour premiered on the Travel Channel. Van Patten’s knowledge comes not from being a quick study but from being around the game, literally, his entire life. His father, Dick Van Patten...

Daniel Yi

Studying Applied Mathematics and Business Economics as a rising senior at CalTech would keep anyone busy-this is a school that literally manufactures rocket scientists. While his fellow students are working diligently in their part-time jobs on and...

Chris Fargis

He’s not exactly a Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, but this year’s World Champion of 2-7 Triple Draw, crowned at the $10,000 buy-in event at the World Series of Poker Circuit Event in Tunica Mississippi certainly stood out among the...

William “Wild Bill” Franceschine - Sit N Go Poker Player

Professional poker players are always looking to exploit any edge; it's what separates the great players from the good ones. For William "Wild Bill" Franceshine, he's upfront about two of his edges: becoming an expert in sit-n-go's, and...

Marcel Luske

Poker player, rules advocate, European champion, mentor, jet-setter and all-around good guy, Marcel Luske is one of the most recognizable and enjoyable poker players in the tournament scene today. From his upside-down sunglasses to his smiling face...

Women Poker Players - Lynette Chan

A beautiful lady of Asian descent from Canada who moves to Vegas and takes the poker scene by storm. You’ve heard of Evelyn Ng, but you might be surprised to learn about fellow Canadian Lynette Chan. Although she’s not as recognizable, her game...

Limit Holdem Player Hernan Salazar

*An article in a recurring series of profiles of players making the jump to playing for a living* When most of us play online, we’re staring at four walls and our computer monitor. Hernan Salazar has that, but with the beauty of the snow-topped...

Frank V - Playing Poker For a Living

*An article in a recurring series of profiles of players making the jump to playing for a living.* Frank V. is an increasingly uncommon character in the poker world: a 37 year old veteran, married and living in Monterey, who makes his living in...

Luke Kim

This is the first in a recurring series of profiles of players making the jump to playing for a living Luke Kim’s path to playing poker professionally follows an atypical yet familiar storyline of successful players. He graduated from Wharton...

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