Beyond a doubt huge amounts of people want to be the next "big-time thing" in poker, but here is a short list of four of the more noteworthy "nice pros" of poker. Granted "nice" is associated with their names when you are sitting accross the table from them it is "no more Mr. Nice guy" up until they have removed you out of the competition!
In Two Thousand and Four, his tournament winnings added up to in the region of four and a half million dollars and he came away with 2 immensely respected awards in the WSOP Player of the Year and Cardplayer Magazine’s Tourney Player of the Year. In Feb 2006 he was named Card Player’s Preferred Poker Player. He even still has the humility to talk with his admirers about how they can improve their own game.
Referred to as "The Professor" and sibling of fellow poker pro Annie Duke. His achievements have lead to him making an instructional video named "Secrets of No Limit Hold’em" and also holding a tournament poker show for Fox TV. As of 2005, his complete life winnings exceed 2.7 million dollars.
Scotty is 1 of the most active players in professional poker and between 2000 and Two Thousand and Four he placed in the money in well over one hundred competitions. He’s notorious for saying "yeah baby" throughout poker games and also coined the phrase "that’s poker baby" when alluding to a exceptionally bad loss. As of 2006, his career winnings are almost 6 million dollars.
Chris has won 5 World Series of Poker titles with two of his successes coming in Two Thousand and Three. Has the alias "Jesus" because of his trademark long hair and beard, 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 tourney earnings exceeded 5 million dollars.