3 of the Most Well-known TV and online Poker Players

Today’s I’m giving you a list of 3 of the most well-known TV & Online Poker Players. I trust that you’ll find this information interesting.



1. Daniel Negreanu – one of the most charismatic poker players of the 20th Century

He’s a Canadian with two WPT championships and six World Series of Poker bracelets has a lifetime winning of over 30 million dollars.

From an early age Daniel has exceeded at mathematics and statistics which made a big impact and helped him later in his professional career. Not that uncommon for poker professionals he dropped out of school at a young age and started playing poker full time.

First substantial win Negreanu had in 1997 after heading to World Poker Finals where he won over $50.000, from there his career as a professional poker player skyrocketed.

Daniel Negreanu - Poker Players

In 1998 he entered and won his first World Series Of Poker bracelet – $2000 Pot-Limit Hold’em. Since then he won another 5: 2003 – $2000 S.H.O.E, 2004 – $2000 Limit Hold’em, 2008 – $2000 Limit Hold’em, 2013 – A$10000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event, and second one the same year €25600 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em.

Daniel is a keen online player well known to be a “poster boy” for Pokerstars, but occasionally he is browsing best casino bonuses on different casino sites to add variety to his game and check out the competition. Rumour says that recently his nickname was seen on a few tables during Africasino poker tournaments. Daniel continues to be an active player, TV personality, and a poker strategy mentor

2. Phil Ivey – “The Tiger Woods of Poker”

He has been called the “Best professional poker player of his time” by some and was born in California in 1977. Ivey was destined for a “career in card games”. His grandfather introduced him to poker when he was 8 and they used to spend hundreds of hours playing 5 Card Stud.

Ivey was playing regularly through his early years, but small games in his local establishments and family games were not enough for this ambitious young player, he was aching for bigger challenges and higher bankrolls. Unfortunately for him, the casinos didn’t let anyone in to play under 21.

Phil Ivey - Poker Players

Phil being a crafty young man created a fake ID using the name ‘Jerome Graham’. His dedication to the game and drive to be the best kept him inside casino rooms for days, barely leaving the establishment, that led him to acquire his first nickname “No Home Jerome”.

His skills and tenacity got him into the spotlight of Barry Greenstein and Daniel Negreanu which took him under their wings and gave him tips on how to improve his gaming style.

Phil Ivey has won in his career whooping 10 World Series of Poker Bracelets and he entered Poker Hall of Fame at the age of 40 in 2017.

Phil Ivey continues his career, playing professionally, and being a tv guest on various poker programs. Additionally, Ivey runs a successful “Ivey League”, a training site established in 2014 that is designed to help young poker players develop their skills.

3. Phil Hellmuth Junior – one of the most controversial people in poker

Known as “Poker Brat” for his colourful and fiery personality. Loved by some, hated by others but one thing is for sure, Phil Hellmuth is one hell of a player with an unprecedented thirteen bracelets won at the World Series of Poker.

An early member of Poker Hall of Fame was born in 1964 in Madison, Wisconsin. Being raised with 4 siblings Helmuth started playing poker at a young age, first with his friends and family later transitioned into playing weekend tournaments at his local establishments.

Phil Hellmuth Junior - Poker Players

Phil enrolled in the University of Wisconsin, but when more and more money started coming in from his weekend games it became quite obvious to him, that he can make a living playing professionally, so he dropped out after 3 years to pursue a career in poker.

In 1989 Phil has become the youngest poker player to win the World Series of Poker Main Event, and he held the record for almost 20 years till Peter Eastgate took his place in 2008.

Phil Hellmuth is mostly known for his World Series of Poker appearances. During his WSOP career he has won 13 bracelets and pocketed over 12.5 million dollars.

In consecutive order Phil has won in 1989,1992, 1993, ,1993,1997,2001,2003,2003,2006,2007,2012,2012,2015 for mix of Pot-limit and No-limit Hold’em.

Poker Brat is infamous for his short fuse and going on tilt. What makes for great tv, can be quite frustrating for his opponents sitting at the same table, and gets him reprimanded quite often during tournaments. Apart from playing live poker tournaments all around Vegas, he spent a lot of time a lot playing poker on sites like punt casino.

Phil is not only a fantastic poker player but tv personality, author of several books on poker techniques and talented entrepreneur currently working closely with Oakley developing his signature sunglasses.

Even thou Helmuth is a bit less active on the poker scene focusing more on his family life, he still takes part in some of the major tournaments and updates his fans regularly on his personal site philhellmuth.com.

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Henno Kruger

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