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Poker Player Bios - Bios of Top Professional Poker Players

Poker Player Bios and Profiles

In addition to offering poker reviews and strategy articles, PokerOnline.co.uk also features detailed and in-depth player bios of some of the world’s leading, and often controversial players. Below you will find a list of the poker player bios available..

Antonio Esfandiari , born December 8, 1978 in Iran, Antonio Esfandiari is a professional poker player as well as a professional magician. Esfandiari’s poker career started in 2000 and in 2004 he won nearly $1.4 million at the Commerce Casino along with a bracelet at the 2004 World Series of Poker.

Chris "Jesus" Ferguson , born April 11, 1963 in the United States is a professional poker player and part owner of Full Tilt Poker. Ferguson has won numerous tournaments including five WSOP events, the 2008 National Heads-Up Poker Championship and was credited for his challenge on FullTilt where he turned $1 into $10K.

Doyle Brunson , born August 10 1933 is one of the most recognized names in professional poker. With over 50 years of experience under his belt, and the first two time WSOP Main Event champion, Brunson’s career speaks for itself. He was the first player to earn over a million dollars winning tournaments and held a record for winning the most WSOP bracelets.

Bertrand "Elky" Grospellier , born February 8 1981 is a retired pro gamer and professional poker player originally from France. Elky is part of Team Pokerstars, and has earned himself both a WPT and EPT title while playing for Pokerstars.com.

Eric "Rizen" Lynch , born October 20 1978 in the United States, is a pro player and has won more than $3 million in tournaments alone. Rizen won the Pokerstars.com million dollar guaranteed tournament in 2006 and placed 26th in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. His screenames are “Rizen” and “Snkybluffalo”

Kathy Libert is a long island New Yoker who began playing poker in 1991 where she frequented the low limit tables. In 2002 she won the Party Poker Millions tournament. She was the first women player to ever win a tournament with over a million dollar prize.

Jennifer Tilly born September 16 1958, was a professional actress and Academy Award nominee as well as a professional poker player. Tilly was the first women to win a Ladies poker tournament and was tutored by Phil Laak whom she’s been dating since 2005.

Johnny Chan , born in China in 1957 is a household name when it comes to professional poker players. Chan moved to the United States in 1968 and would become a professional gambler after he dropped out of University at the age of 21. He is known for his scene in the movie “Rounders” and was at one time a record holder for winning the most WSOP bracelets in history.

Marcel "The Flying Dutchman" Luske is known for his unique style and signature trait glasses, which he wears upside down when playing at the tables. The Flying Dutchman has cashed in more than 100 different tournaments, and 23 1st place finishes. His total earnings to date exceed $3.7 million.

Mike "The Mouth" Matusow was born April 30, 1968 in California and is one of the most memorable professional players due to his uncanny antics displayed at the table. His nickname “The Mouth” was given to him because of his ability to trash talk anyone who sits at the table. He is known for his sometimes spectacular displays of emotion in addition to being one of the top professional players. Mike is a member of Team Full Tilt and has won four WSOP bracelets among other titles.

Phil Ivey was born February 1st, 1976 and is known as the Tiger Woods of Poker. Ivey is a member of Team Full Tilt and has won numerous WSOP bracelets and titles. In fact, Ivey is ranked as one of the top 5 all time money winners when it comes to poker tournaments and sits just behind Daniel Negreanu for his accomplishments. He is credited as being one of the best poker players in the world.

Scott Montgomery was born October 6th, 1981 in Canada and made some serious noise during his finish in the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event. Montgomery finished in 5th in the event after he was eliminated by Peter Eastgate, earning himself just over $3 million. This was the 4th event he'd cashed in during the 2008 series. He's cashed in the WPT, placing 5th in the 2008 LA Poker Classic. His total earnings to date exceed $3.5 million.