Poker – many want to master it but only a few can actually do it. Many of us are dreaming of a poker champion’s life but this is not just fun and games, it also takes a lot of work, discipline and technique to get there. And maybe some are born with it. But don’t despair, today anybody can become a poker star or at least test their poker skills thanks to the internet and online poker rooms. Here is a list of 5 of the most inspiring personalities in the word of poker:
Best Poker Player #5: Sam Trickett
Sam Trickett is one of the best professional poker players who managed to get the public’s attention by winning over $10 million in prize money in the Big One for One Drop. Before his amazing poker career, he was a football player. In 2005, due to a knee injury, he had to give up his career in sports and started to play poker. It was a good decision because now Trickett is one of the best professional poker players of our times.
Best Poker Player #4: Erik Seidel
Erik Seidel is the winner of a World Poker Tour Title and 8 World Series of Poker bracelets. Before choosing professional poker for his career he was working for the stock market. His favourite poker game is Texas Hold’em and in 2010 he was included in the Poker Hall of Fame (the hall of fame of professional poker players in US).
Best Poker Player #3: Daniel Colman
Daniel Colman defeated the top of the list player Daniel Negrean in the second largest first place prize in poker and he won the stunning amount of $15.3 million. Among his prizes Daniel Colman managed to score the Super High Roller prize at the European Poker Tour in Monte Carlo, the Seminole Hard Poker Rock Poker Open and the BLUFF Player of the year in 2014. Not bad, thinking that he started his career as an online poker player.
Best Poker Player #2: Antonio Esfandiari
Also known as The Magician, is a Persian professional poker player. Before starting his poker career he was… well… a magician. The Magician, won two World Poker Tour (WPT) contests, three World Series of Poker bracelets and The Big One for One Drop in 2012. Also, he is the winner of the biggest cash prize in the history of poker with the amount of $18,346,673. Antonio Esfandiari had a couple of live poker appearances like Poker After Dark (NBC), High Stakes Poker (GSN) and Poker Superstars Invitation Tournament.
Best Poker Player #1: Daniel Negrean
Also known as the poker kid, this Canadian player, currently residing in Las Vegas USA, knew that he has a special talent since he was very young. He has won the championship of two world poker tours (WPT), six World Series of poker (WSOP) bracelets and many other prizes. He managed to win over $32 600 000 in prize money and he has been granted with the title of best poker player in the past decade by Global Poker Index (an independent poker ranking service)