Beyond a doubt millions and millions of people are trying to be the next "big thing" in poker, but here is a short list of four of the more noteworthy "great guys" of poker. Even though "nice" is connected with their names when you are facing them it is "no more Mr. Nice guy" until they have put you out of the competition!
In 2004, his competition winnings added up to more than 4.4 million dollars and he won two highly admired awards in the World Series of Poker Player of the Year and Cardplayer Magazine’s Competition Player of the Year. In February 2006 he was named Card Player’s Favourite Poker Player. Daniel still has the decency to speak with his admirers about how they might advance their own game.
Called "The Professor" and brother of fellow poker pro Annie Duke. His success has lead to him making an educational poker video called "Secrets of No Limit Hold’em" and co holding a tournament poker show for Fox. As of 2005, his complete life time winnings exceed 2.7 million dollars.
Scott is 1 of the most active players in professional poker and between 2000 and 2004 he finished in the money in more than 100 competitions. He is noted for saying "yeah baby" throughout poker matches and also coined the term "that’s poker baby" when alluding to a particularly bad defeat. As of Two Thousand and Six, his life time winnings are just about six million dollars.
Chris has earned five WSOP titles with two of his successes happening in 2003. Has the nickname "Jesus" because of his trademark long hair and beard, that, and along with his ability to throw playing cards quick enough to cut through pickles and bananas. As of Two Thousand and Five his total poker tournament winnings exceeded five million dollars.