the creation of poker, the game has quickly become one that requires a
hardened skill of deceiving others. There are plenty of great poker
players out there, millions even, but there are a few poker players who
have risen to fame. The best poker players are the most cunning and
intelligent of players. They know what they're doing and they know how
to do it, too. |
One such great player that you should be familiar with is Doyle Brunson.
Doyle first started out as a basketball player, however a knee injury
prevented him from becoming famous for his talent in basketball.
Instead, he followed in his father's footsteps and became a WSOP
bracelet winner. The whole idea behind playing poker is to win money.
That's exactly what Doyle did. He was the very first player who won a
million dollars in just one tournament. Doyle typically plays Texas Hold
'em. This has become a specialty for him. Typically, his bets are a
minimum of $4,000, though he has been known to bet up to $8,000 as well.
Johnny Chan is the only opponent that would probably be able to take on
Doyle. Both are currently tied with 10 wins. Johnny Chan is commonly
referred to as the "Orient Express" because of how quickly he defeats
the competition. Most poker enthusiasts who have seen his face know what
his name is. This is simply because he often stars on poker tournaments
on television. He made a special appearance in the movie Rounders,
which also increased his popularity and reputation. Chan was originally
born in China. He and his family headed for the United States. After
immigrating successfully, they all decided to open a Chinese restaurant.
Chan decided to put an end to his college education at the age of 21.
Poker was more interesting to him and he was constantly developing and
learning new strategies of the trade.
The classiest poker player would have to be Chris Ferguson or "Jesus".
He dresses in amazing clothes and his charisma only enhances his
personality. His cowboy hat and the dark sunglasses he wears are one of
his trademarks that help set him apart from others. He quickly defeats
any game with speed and careful planning. He started out as a computer
scientist, and many seem to think that this has given him an edge over
just about everyone who meets him or plays against him.
Chris Moneymaker watched and became inspired by the movie Rounders. He
shortly became famous after watching the film. It only took him a year.
In the year of 2003, he decided to leave an online poker website and
head to the WSOP. He competed and won. His pockets were stuffed with 2.5
million dollars. He's an aggressive player and is very well known for
his ability to keep calm, even during the fiercest of competitions.
It's possible for anyone to become a champion and famous just by playing
poker. It's not an easy process, and it does require lots of know-how