Literally millions and millions of individuals strive to be the next "mega star" in poker, but here is a short list of 4 of the more famous "great players" of the game. Although "nice" is connected with their names when you are sitting accross the table from them it is "no more Mr. Nice guy" until they have removed you out of the game!
In Two Thousand and Four, his tournament winnings amounted to more than four and a half million dollars and he attained two immensely admired awards in the World Series of Poker Player of the Year and Cardplayer Magazine’s Competition Player of the Year. In Feb 2006 he was named Card Player’s Favourite Poker Player. He still has the decency to talk with his fans about how they could boost their own game.
Known as "The Professor" and sibling of fellow poker pro Annie Duke. His accomplishments have allowed him to make an educational poker video named "Secrets of No Limit Hold’em" and also holding a tournament poker show for Fox. As of Two Thousand and Five, his total life time winnings surpass 2.7 million dollars.
Scotty is 1 of the busiest players in professional poker and from 2000 and Two Thousand and Four he finished in the money in well over 100 tournaments. He is noted for saying "yeah baby" throughout poker games and also coined the term "that’s poker baby" when alluding to a particularly bad loss. As of Two Thousand and Six, his life time earnings are almost six million dollars.
Chris has won five WSOP titles with 2 of his wins happening in Two Thousand and Three. Chris has the alias "Jesus" as a result of his characteristic long hair and beard, along with his ability to toss playing cards fast enough to cut through pickles and bananas. As of Two Thousand and Five his total poker tournament winnings exceeded $5 million.